Your Favorite Classic Content Creators are Gone

Hello, My Gnomies!

I’ve been connecting with LockerGnome subscribers by email since 1996 – and some of you have been subscribed for THAT long (though we’ve jumped providers and shifted format & content direction over the years due to various circumstances). Industry changes are beyond anybody’s control.

If I was still writing about Windows freeware and tips in a day and age where app stores rule supreme, Windows PCs are a dying breed, tips are only relevant if they’re the top search on Google, and everybody uses Twitter for news… I’d no longer be around.

Getting attention for ANYTHING is challenging enough with valuable content available everywhere, but layering on top of that the problem of ad blocking, and you’ll see why indie publishers like myself are turning to ongoing crowdfunding campaigns to further sustain our efforts and offset our absolute costs (let alone, the cost of our time).

So, if you haven’t realized it by now: the only way I’m going to be able to continue to do this is by appealing to my core supporters. I currently only have one campaign on Patreon, but am working on bringing that value closer to my own domain and adding private forums for those who want me to continue doing the things I’ve been doing for them for quite some time. 

I hope that makes sense. 

I was triggered to write this report after a tweet hit my screen earlier today – and I retweeted it with a quote addendum: “Here’s why most of your favorite creators are going to eventually disappear w/o core patrons.”

Yours Digitally,

Chris “I Couldn’t Do It Without You” Pirillo

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