Flattr and Free Money For You

Posted on January 19, 2012
Filed Under digital-lifestlye, podcasting | 3 Comments

This blog has been been Flattr enabled for close to two years. I still think Flattr is a great idea and I’d love to see it get wider adoption, both from the content creator side as well as the consumer let-me-give-you-money side. Thanks to the fine folks at Flattr, there is a scheme to help prime the pump and get the idea out there. You can follow the above link to find out more about it, or just go to Flattr directly. It’s basically a micropayment scheme that hides the micropayments from you as if it were a Digg/Reddit liking scheme and is pretty darn clever.

I am pleased to be able to offer free money to the first 100 people who respond to this offer. Email me at dave@evilgeniuschronicles.org and let me know you want the free money, and they will send you a voucher code that will add 4 (that’s Euros, Americans) to your account. This is not a random amount, it’s two even months of their minimum contribution. It would be great if you could throw me a click or two, but it is entirely not compulsory. Do what you want, friends. It’s your money, free and clear. Just be aware it might be a few days because I’m batching together emails. If you don’t get the voucher immediately don’t worry, it’s my fault not theirs.

The one podcast in my listening list that I know is Flattr enabled is Thomas Gideon’s The Command Line. It would be great if you could throw him a click or two as well, but again, your money. Just for fun, I believe I’ll start collecting together a wiki type podcast directory for those who do have Flattr on them. Because of the current state of critical mass it can be a challenge to find stuff to click on, so I’ll see if I can’t help a little with that. I do encourage bloggers and podcasters to sign up and put the badge on your site. Let’s see if we can’t spread some money around to each other.

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  1. Siim Teller on January 19th, 2012 4:47 pm

    Hi all, do take advantage of this offer, Dave deserves a little support 🙂

    Dave, you might not have to create this wiki after all. Perhaps our new flattrable content catalog and its podcast section is good enough? https://flattr.com/catalog/podcasts

    Cheers!

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  3. dave on January 23rd, 2012 12:33 pm

    Siim,

    For example I don’t see my show listed in that catalog? How do things get in and out of it? Also, it conflates both individual episodes of podcasts with the series as a whole which makes it harder to find specific things.

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