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Patreon makes you think about your independent content future

Published on April 6, 2014 By Steve Chippy Paine

As YouTube and display ad revenues fall, the business plan for an independent content creator becomes more and more difficult. Over 8 years I’ve created content around mobile PCs and follow a start-up phase funded party by the German state, everything has been organically funded. The ad revenue problem is there because we’re not talking […]

Blog Theatre

Published on July 29, 2011 By Steve Chippy Paine

I’m sitting here and experiencing real peace and quiet right now. Being away from the desk makes you think differently and in this case I was cycling up a foothill of the Alps here in Bavaria thinking about how many websites are struggling to compete against the big boys. Media companies like AOL are all […]

Re-Gaining my Blogging Momentum with a Slimming Exercise

Published on April 25, 2011 By Steve Chippy Paine

I can’t deny that my sites (UMPCPortal, Carrypad) growth has been stunted by my reduced attention span in the last 18 months. Two important family considerations (both good!) have hit my working day very hard and I’m struggling to fight my way back into care-taking the sites as I should be.  I don’t want to […]

New Bloggers – 8 Reasons You Should Start Ultra-Niche.

Published on April 21, 2010 By Steve Chippy Paine

Like the books says, cross the chasm to a small island and build out from there. Or something like that anyway. [Ref: Crossing the Chasm] I don’t know if many people out there are considering starting a new blog these days but there’s one thing for sure, the only way to do it organically is […]