Our Kickstarter failed and other updates: The Technical Area, June 2023
This month at SCOUTED we hit the ground running, then we hit a wall.
Welcome to The Technical Area: a monthly rundown of operations at SCOUTED HQ.
When we first announced SCOUTED Notebook and our plans to move away from ad-based revenue towards a reader-supported model, I promised subscribers - you - would get the agency to look behind the curtain as we try to build this business together.
As a writer, the only way I feel comfortable communicating to hundreds of people is to write, so I’ve decided a monthly blog is probably the best way to ensure we hold up our end of the bargain. As with all things in running an independent publisher, we’re learning as we go, so there’s every possibility this will be scrapped, tweaked or take a different form entirely in the future - as always, the feedback of paid subscribers will shape what we do.
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