Here's an idea I can really get behind! Flattr proposes a new holiday -Pay A Blogger Day on November 29th.
Flattr, a startup that seeks to motivate Internet users to pay for content they love, is launching the first Pay a Blogger Day Nov. 29. The team hopes inspired Internet users will send some monetary token of appreciation — by buying a song, ebook, t-shirt or giving them a “Flattr click” — towards their favorite songsters, podcast creators, open-source software developers and bloggers.
“We think that many blogs are insightful and witty and people just expect them to be free even though there are a lot of effort and love put into them,” Flattr co-founder Linus Olsson told Mashable. “It’s about time to try to give them something tangible back, at least one day of the year.”
Olssen knows that bloggers won't get rich, but it may provide some needed encouragement.
“If you’re an amateur blogger and get one beer from your readers it could be the best beer you ever had,” Olsson says.
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