So, it should come as no surprise that I'm overly verbose and spend a lot of time writing stuff on a whole lot of different subjects in relation to Eve. I've been thinking of trying to contribute to various online publications, when it hit me. They're all TMdC like, in that they try to generate revenue, particularly through ads etc. It doesn't seem like there's any out there that either just eats the hosting costs or find some sort of capped donation scheme etc to cover costs. Instead, they all seem aimed to make a profit of some kind.
This is of course the norm, and understandably so. It's just something I'm not personally in favor of, as I feel the moment profits become even the slightest part of the motivation it will affect the product in ways that prioritize increasing profits rather than quality of content or the joys inherent in the writing itself, or the discussions and debates it may spawn etc.
Solutions that'd bypass the profits motivation are pretty much all boiling down to various options like setting up blogs and so on that are almost impossible to market towards the point of a decent exposure of your writing. It's either contributing to someone else's profit margins or writing where your exposure is going to be abysmal at best.
What's your thoughts on this, Backstage? Are there any Eve related publications that aren't pushing towards profits, or are they all in the vein of TMdC? Are there other solutions, than crap tumblr pages spammed into every channel, forum and subreddit you know?
I know it might sound weird to ask for ventures not to make money of themselves, but it's something I've always felt detracts from the product.