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Re: Paying to watch youtube cruising vids
A very interesting thread Minnewaska.
I haven't contributed, but I think I am ready to start contributing to a couple of the better done projects. What has held it back I think is - it is a different model from what we are used to.
The idea of voting with a few dollars to encourage this type of media project which benefits me as a (dreamer) sailor seems like the way to think about it. Also in general I have admiration for cruisers so I feel guilty that I don't at least kick in a few bucks for people who are really putting out the effort. So I guess that is the positive feedback loop others are talking about. Oddly, I really mind the few people who keep nagging about Patreon or are just trying to be a poorly done talk show.
Not too concerned about judging the sustainability of the lifestyle. We probably don't have enough information to even guess. Also, this lifestyle can't be easy, so anyone capable enough to pull this off on the level of say Delos is probably more than competent enough to achieve a productive life in the future. In any case, it isn't my responsibility.
It seems to be a rule that bikinis in the preview really ups the view counts.
Sal Paradise - Armchair Circumnavigator
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Last edited by Sal Paradise; 08-16-2016 at 08:24 AM.