Testing the subscription model

Yesterday, I was able to get a subscription model setup on the weblog. I’m not entirely sure the weblog subscription market will ever end up being like the Substack market. Some market advantage exists for Substack as a marketplace of readers interested in independent writing. You see people who subscribe to a few different writers and that amplification effect helps build wider audiences for some writers. Certainly, some writers have audiences that are bigger than any one platform and they can go just about anywhere and be successful. Somebody in that category might very well be able to run a WordPress newsletter with a subscription model. They would have to make sure it is always up and running. Consistency and stability would be a necessary part of keeping that system running in the long term.

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