For some time I've been thinking about switching www.thehomelesseditor.com to Substack.
Now I have the song "Money" from "Cabaret" in my mind. (Although not "Money," I could watch this video every day for ever: Willkommen - Joel Grey & Alan Cumming - YouTube.)
But I can't do that. I set this standard more than two years ago and, thus, set the expectation.
This will remain a free blog.
Yet I'm likely to set up a Substack account for some writing. For those who don't know Substack, it is website where writers or artists charge small fees to access the material. There are some people who make hundreds of thousands a year on the platform.
I will not make that kind of money -- but given the difficulties of the last couple of years, I could use any additional money I can get as I approach my prospective retirement in 2037, when I will be 72.
The question is this: What would you pay $5 a month to read? From me?
I write about my life here, the difficulties, the blessings and my watering holes.
Certainly, I won't write about politics. There are far too many people who pull opinions from their nether regions. I also refuse to be accused of bias, even though people don't understand what "bias" means or is. ("Bias" means being slanted for or against something.) I've also noted for decades that bias is in the perception. I have been both "commie" and "white supremacist" in the same market.
I've thought about starting a running novel, based on my idea of "50 Shades of Flannel: An Erotic tale of the Wisconsin Northwoods." But there's an online book someplace called "50 Shades of Flannel" that is perhaps copyrighted.
I'll take recommendations, ideas and admonitions.
Peace unto Ukraine and peace and five bucks a month unto all of you my brothers and sisters.