A bit over a month ago, I launched as part of a new journalism platform, Beacon Reader. I’m writing for Beacon about non-mainstream sports — cycling, running, triathlon, kayaking even. The intent is to figure out how to fund this kind of journalism. This way the money goes directly to the writer.
For a $5/month subscription you get an new story from me every couple weeks — plus you get access to every story by everyone on Beacon, which is people from the New York Times, Time, the New Yorker, Harpers, etc. There are no ads and it’s not a user-generated community or collective blog (ugh). It’s high-quality journalism that simply connects the writer to the reader. The majority of your subscription fee goes directly to me (if you subscribe to me) and the rest lets Beacon provide the infrastructure and network to distribute our stories.
Anyway, if you happen to be into that kind of thing, you can:
– Get a two week free trail by subscribing. I also have some longer free trials. If you’re interested, let me know and I’ll try to get you one.
– Beacon also has gift subscriptions, in case you can’t decide what to give your cousin or co-worker.
And, you can tell me what kinds of stories you’d want to see covered in the endurance sports world. I’m trying to do more frequent things that are shorter, but I keep getting sidetracked by big stories about money and power and sports!
(Or, you can ignore this, and I’ll go back to posting stuff about my cat soon. But, if you were wondering why there’s been less posting on Sunny Running in the last two months, this is partially why. I can only write so many things at once.)