Simple way to set up a blog w a pay wall?

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Simple way to set up a blog w a pay wall?

Postby BDK » Thu Feb 11, 2016 6:47 am

For my own entertainment, I think I want to start writing a blog

Couldn't care less if anyone reads it, and if the regulars here want to read it, and I actually bother with writing some stuff, I'll send y'all a pass code.

But, I don't like the idea of disseminating my writing for free, and I don't like data mining.

Ideally, I could set it up to take Google, Amazon, PayPal, Apple, etc

Charge $1/article, $5/month, $12/year.

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Re: Simple way to set up a blog w a pay wall?

Postby Precision » Fri Feb 12, 2016 1:29 am

as a rule blogs are free. People will not read them if they have to pay, especially a new unknown one. I think there are things that are private blogs. As in membership only that might accomplish your desire to keep out the riff raff.
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Re: Simple way to set up a blog w a pay wall?

Postby rightisright » Fri Feb 12, 2016 4:17 am

Yeah, what precision said. There is so much free content out there, I don't even register for free "news" sites that require a login.

Write what you want. Make it available to us if you want. But charging for a blog ain't gonna work these days.

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Re: Simple way to set up a blog w a pay wall?

Postby PawPaw » Fri Feb 12, 2016 3:57 pm

I've been blogging for ten years or more, and I blog to amuse myself, not anyone else. Regular readers know that I use the blog for lots of things, like which mixer valve I have in my shower. I also know when I put it in.

I use the blog for lots of things, for rants, for humor, for reminiscing. I don't know that anyone makes any money off blogging, with the possible exception of Instapunit, who has an Amazon partnership link.

But, no, I wouldn't pay money to read a blog. When I run into a paywall, I simply click out.
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Re: Simple way to set up a blog w a pay wall?

Postby BDK » Fri Feb 12, 2016 7:22 pm

Thank you for the input. Mainly, I wanted to just have it private/have a means of controlling dissemination

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Re: Simple way to set up a blog w a pay wall?

Postby MiddleAgedKen » Sat Feb 13, 2016 1:16 am

I've seen blogs on WordPress that were private (needed owner permission to view). Not sure of the mechanics, but it can be done.
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