in the email sent this week i tried something interesting:
inline svg for the contribute/playlist buttons so there's no 'show remote images?' warning. let's you have crisp images inside the email without concerns about trackers. might also be simpler to use an `img` tag with base64 encoding, will try that next time.
i love @fission's vision for apps as a small business, lots of independent creators creating/cloning/customizing apps and making a living, but i think it takes that long haul approach. not as simple as selling widgets.
@neauoire i really want to just 'sell' the apps, but i avoid charging upfront so that people can try it out first, and i have 'subscriptions' for smaller amounts of money to not exclude people based on exchange rates, and i don't own the data or force people to go through 'my server'… so far this approach hasn't amounted to much financial support… but i should wait a year at least.
i might just be impatient or panicky. were you and @rek ever in that mindset? and if so how did you deal with it?
@neauoire well my personal goal is 1000 people paying me $10/year, which is modest but it's feels like a lot of work even to get to that. i'm wondering if there's a different approach i should take (maybe fewer people paying more)
@neauoire i believed in 1000 true fans for a while although was never able to cultivate that for myself. i heard recently that kk concluded it doesn't work as well as imagined, maybe this is one place where he explores that https://kk.org/thetechnium/the-case-agains/
will check out the meaningness article
@reed @neauoire @dokoissho @cblgh @kevin @natehn i shared some of this on the fission forum https://talk.fission.codes/t/building-zero-data-apps-entrepreneurship-with-rosano/1999 feel free to participate there or share feedback with me here, i'm thinking about all this for the event (and i guess for my own life)
@cblgh for the ones that don't sync with pocket, i convert to markdown, publish on hyperdraft, and add that to pocket (whih goes to the ereader…)
@dokoissho sure. i'm not neccessarily 'against' these things, just trying to get a picture of what is currently possible without them. it might be that there isn't much
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