Thursday, April 06, 2017

Will You Pay For The Shawnee Mission Post?!?

An old school subscription scheme is the latest adventure from all of the good Golden Ghetto denizens who read the lurid tales of suburban adventure chronicled in JoCo's most popular blog.

We wish country club socialite Jay Senter the very best of luck in covering his little corner of Perfect Village or whatever . . . Soccer games and strip mall development stories can be scintillating in addition to the struggle to find an outlet that truly gives voice to the concerns of the upper-middle-class who are too stubborn to move away from the inner-suburbs . . . Check the link for more deets:

Some final notes before the paywall goes live April 12

Okay, gang, a few final notes before the Shawnee Mission Post paywall we're all so excited about becomes a reality: First, the paywall will officially go live next Wednesday, April 12. At that point, everyone will get three free story views per month before being prompted to subscribe.

8 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Everybody's got to make a buck. What's telling about how well thought out this particular effort is, is the fact that he's so quick to change the pricing structure before it's even started.

Anonymous said...

I didn't know that Shawnee Mission Post even existed.

Anonymous said...

I live in Shawnee Mission and I didn't know that it existed, either.

Anonymous said...

not sure advertisers will be happy because the random surfers are a lot of the people who see the ads.

Anonymous said...

We had a small local startup try the same thing several years back. The ... entrepreneur? got together several long-term advertisers (we got on board), but they just couldn't put enough content together to keep casual readers interested. I think the guy probably overestimated the amount of care our community has for itself (laughably little).

Anonymous said...

Any bets on how soon this SMP owner has to do like the rest of us and get a real job?

Anonymous said...

Oh, man, you don't even know where you live, 215. There IS no city or town of Shawnee Mission -- it's only a postal area.

Anonymous said...

The founding of Shawnee Methodist (Indian) Mission, is the basis for a novel called 'Seven Trees'.