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My Yearly Pitch for Becoming a Supporting Member

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Aug 6, 2019.

  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

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    Each August I do an evaluation of how this website’s running, how our traffic numbers are doing, and what kind of revenue we’re bringing in from advertising, merch, and from our supporting members. It’s not the most fun part of running this website, but it’s one of the necessities to make sure we’re still on the right track and to assess the website’s viability for the upcoming year. I use this time to figure out what kind of freelance work I’ll need to schedule out for the rest of the year, as well as what projects I can focus on during the last quarter.

    Based on these calculations, I am exactly 90 supporters short of this website hitting my goal for the year.

    That means if 90 more people sign-up to any tier of the supporter membership by the end of this year, I’ll be sitting right where I want to be and it’ll be a massive weight off my shoulders. My plan, if I can hit these numbers, is for my next big project to be a rethinking of the homepage. I have wireframed a refreshing of the main website’s design, and that’s what I’d like to tackle next.

    So, this is my yearly pitch to everyone that reads this website: if you like reading the news and content during the week, like reading the newsletter each Friday, and/or like reading or participating in our community, please consider becoming a supporting member. Every tier gives you the same perks: no ads on the website, dark mode, extra features in the forums, and it basically comes down to about seven cents a day.

    Thank you to everyone that reads this website every day and for helping to make it what it is. I try not to post about this sort of stuff all that often, but once a year I like to try and update everyone on where we’re at and how everything is currently working out.

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  2. xapplexpiex

    the past is a grotesque animal Supporter

    I never realized you can get the Linear Notes emailed to you haha
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  3. Omni


    Dark mode alone is worth it y'all.
  4. Damien Davies

    take me over Supporter

    Being a supporter is great because Jason is great.
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  5. pbueddi


    Anyone reading this who isn't a subscriber, do it. Totally worth it and it will keep the site going!
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  6. personalmaps

    citrus & cinnamon Supporter

    dark mode, y'all.
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  7. bmir14

    Regular Supporter
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  8. fredwordsmith

    Regular Supporter

    The price to support this place for a whole year is less than you spend on a good vinyl record. The community and information here can't really be found anywhere else - believe me, I've looked.
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  9. Sean Murphy

    moon pie, what a time to be alive. Supporter

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  10. palewhiteboy88

    Regular Supporter

    Thankful for this site! Happy to support
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  11. xapplexpiex

    the past is a grotesque animal Supporter

    I’ve been on here/AP since 2008 and this about sums it up.
  12. fredwordsmith

    Regular Supporter

    I literally wrote my thesis about and the transformation of subcultures on the Internet back in...2006. Christ, I am old balls.

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  13. The feel good vibes in this thread make me smile.
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  14. serotonin

    who told you this room exists?

    The amount of music and news I've gotten from this site over the last fifteen years has been incredible. I wouldn't know and love more than half the bands I do without this place.

    I still "ctrl+t a b" out of habit. It's awkward when I do it at work when I'm trying to show somebody something.
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  15. CyberInferno

    Line below my username Supporter

    I don't know if I can say it's the best $25 that I spend a year, but I can certainly say that it's the $25 a year that I feel the best about. You also get some really cool behind-the-scenes and top-secret things from @Jason Tate in the supporter forums that you don't see elsewhere too.

    So yeah, I'm two subscriptions in and have no plans to cancel anytime soon. I recommend it to others!
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  16. RileyWitiw

    more like Supporter

    I’m addicted to finding new music and I would be lost without this site. Happy to support.
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  17. davxdcampbell


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  18. DeRRek


    Become a member. It’s worth throwing your money at!
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  19. russvanderhoof


    Happy to support & appreciate all of your hard work.~
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  20. zmtr

    WETHER WEATHER BE THE FRo0o0o0o0OST Supporter

    Long overdue.. but done
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