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The Yang Slinger: A Plea
Writers have to eat. They also have to pay for audio transcriptions and research supplies.
So, because I’m drowning in Tupac work, I’m taking this week off from the journalism substack world. But I’ll be back next Friday with yet another wild and wacky offering.
One thing I’ll do, however, is make an appeal. And I do so humbly, and with some modest reluctance …
This Journalism Substack requires a lot of effort. And I love it. Truly. I try and think to myself, “Were I someone who really dug writing/reporting/journalism/media (which I am), what would I want to read? And who would I want to hear from? And what are the lessons I’d be trying to absorb?”
So that’s what I’m working to achieve: Answering those questions, while also entertaining and highlighting the work of my peers.
The problem: This shit is time consuming.
Like, really time consuming.
Hence, the appeal:
A paid subscription to this Substack is fairly cheap. And all the money I make off of it (literally every single cent) pays for two things: 1. Transcription services for my Tupac interviews; 2. Tupac research supplies.
Also, if you sign up for a paid subscription by the end of the month, and e-mail me a screen shot (firstname.lastname@example.org), I’ll send you a signed copy of one of my books (and some stickers). Which, if nothing else, makes a great door stop come cold winter days in Bottineau.
I will continue to offer this substack for free, because I want young up-and-comers to have a place where they can find lessons, inspiration, Hall and Oates references.
But, if you’re feeling inspired and/or charitable, here’s a gateway to subscribing …
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