Today I’m floating an idea. Tell me what you think.
As I prepare to walk across 16+ countries, my thoughts go to income. I’m learning to successfully support myself without a job via Location Rebel (which works quite well, I might add). But on the road, it may be difficult to keep up.
So I’m assessing what I can offer my readers that might be worth money.
Worry not, Rogue Priest will always be free and, gods willing, I’ll update it throughout my trip. But I’d like to create something special that will be available to paying subscribers. Before I tell you about it, let me say what it’s NOT:
- NOT a plain text Letterly
- NOT repeated shameless self-promotion (because that’s worth paying for?)
- NOT promising content at the beginning that soon trickles off and gets forgotten
- NOT endless pontification
…yeah, I’ve been around the web. I know how it goes. So what’s the plan?
Look over My Shoulder
In my journey I’ve sometimes had moments I wish I could share with all of you. Moments when something incredible happens, or when I visit somewhere so beautiful it cries out to be shared, even if it’s a rundown building or a little café.
I’m inspired by Jonathan Harris’ Today Project, in which he took 1 photo every day for a year starting with his 30th birthday. This created a chronicle of a year in his life. Unlike the blog posts I usually write, which are essay-type pieces, these snapshots are paired with just a short blurb about the context of the photo.
I’m thinking of something in-between. On my trip, I’d like to take piles of photos (obviously!) but I’d like to pair the best of them with my introspection, musings, and anecdotes of the amazing and interesting things that happen.
By releasing 1-2 of these per week, with a photo and a paragraph-long story apiece, I hope to create a postcard-like series of intimate thoughts and candid moments from my journey.
I call it Rogue Priest Adventures & Interludes.
My goal is to make an attractive site or layout, take high-quality photos, and keep the content more personal than the normal RP fare. Some questions I have for you, my beloved community:
What do you think?
What would you want to see from something like this?
What would you not want?
Would you subscribe?
You guys have never steered me wrong before, so let me know!
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