Metapost: Newsletters! Comedy! Etc.!
Hello all! I have some news that a certain subset of you may find exciting! We all know that it can be difficult to keep up with your favorite websites today, what with the death of Google Reader and social networks’ algorithmic feeds sometimes hiding the daily links. Well, if you’re tired of missing your daily Comics Curmudgeon post, and want the burden of remembering to type “josh reads dot com” into your browser lifted, perhaps you would like to subscribe to my newsletter? Like, literally, subscribe to my newsletter! For a mere $3 a month, you can get a banner-ad free version of each day’s post emailed to you every morning. Just fill in your email and payment info below! UPDATE: The thing that was making this not work has now been fixed, so if you tried it once and it didn’t work, give it another shot!
Now, I know what you’re thinking: “Please, another money making scheme?” Well, yes, yes it is. But I hope it’s a scheme that provides something that you want! Email newsletters are having something of a renaissance these days as various factors make it harder actually get web content you want on the regular, so if you’re sad about missing my posts sometimes and don’t want to deal with ads, this might be a good option for you. It’s the same price as being a Website Subscriber, which gets you an ad-free version of the website, if that’s more your jam!
It’s possible that this newsletter is a thing that’s nobody’s jam, and that’s OK! If I don’t get a critical mass of people signing up for it, I may cancel the experiment after a couple months. (Anyone who has signed up for it will be refunded in full at that point, so if you’re at all interested, you’ve got nothing to lose!)
I do want to assure you that the main website will always remain free of charge for as long as I produce it, and the ads upon it will not go beyond the industry standard for annoying, by which I mostly mean they won’t play audio without your consent. But if you do want to pay for some extras, well, I’ve got a couple ways you can do that now. And if you don’t want to sign up for a subscription but just want to throw a little cash my way, well, I’ve got ways you can do that too.
Also, something else that’s free: I’m going to be on What’s Going On, a free Twitch comedy panel show, tonight at 6 pm Pacific/9 pm Eastern. Come check it out!