For the past 4+ years, Improvised Life has published 5 days a week, upwards of 2500 articles and 8000 images. It has been a labor of love, full of pleasures and rewards and, for the past while, serious challenges and demands. Our “reality sandwiches” include 60+ hours a week of Sally’s reporting, writing, and editing original stories, and curating and developing content from over 150 websites… finding, taking and processing photos …paying a part-time assistant, rent, a web programmer, rising server costs: a very long list that doesn’t even include all the ideas waiting to be developed.
Improvised Life is at a crossroads now. For us to continue, we need to pay the bills. We’ve come up with a plan
that we hope will still offer many pleasures, while helping us to thrive, WITHOUT ADS. We don’t want to look like this:
We’re proposing a COLLABORATION between Improvised Life and you. To survive, we need our most loyal readers to become subscribers. We’re asking for painless micro-payments: $1.99/month or $18/year ($1.50 per month)…less than seven cents a day. That’ll get you 4 or 5 new articles each day plus access to our vast archive. If enough people pay just a little bit, we’ll have enough to cover our monthly expenses and to GROW. We’ll post more content and develop the many projects we have in mind to expand the scope and offerings of Improvised Life.
Without your help, Improvised Life could disappear — or, worse, resort to advertising. (You’ve already told us you HATE ads. We do too!)
Here’s how it works: EVERYONE will be able to read ten articles a month for free. If you’d like more, we invite you to subscribe. STARTING TOMORROW, we’ll be launching our new Friends with Benefits subscription program. It’s another big leap for Improvised Life, an experiment in crowd-funding by community.
Will you help us leap?
We’ll announce the easy “How-To Become a Friend With Benefits” tomorrow, Wednesday.