substack is all the rage.
blog + newsletter + payment processor + community building...
but i just don't like lock-in.
spent all weekend creating a $1/month subscription on my site.
super simple: used stripe for a checkout page. it'll be a tiny list of friends + family. sending nightly plaintext emails on bcc.
very happy with result—it's so simple. (challenging for me to build. i'm just a designer...)
now to keep writing joyful poems for my three subscribers!
Merveilles is a community project aimed at the establishment of new ways of speaking, seeing and organizing information — A culture that seeks augmentation through the arts of engineering and design. A warm welcome to any like-minded people who feel these ideals resonate with them.