→ The Read and Trust Magazine and Whether or Not I Should Support It

Read and Trust has moved away from a membership model to production of a high quality, monthly magazine from some of the best independent writers on the Internet. Unfortunately, it is a difficult decision for me whether or not to support this project. Though there are writers like Shawn Blanc and Brett Terpstra who I would gladly support1 , I find the content of some of the other writers on the site so objectionable that I have a real problem putting money into a pot that they might have access to. At this point, I think I think the best option for me is to not subscribe2.


  1. I actually do support both of those writers. In Mr. Blanc’s case I support him via membership on his site, while in Mr. Terpstra’s case, I have purchased his Marked application (Affiliate Link

  2. If you are like me and want to support independent web authors but have a problem with some of the members of the Read and Trust network, you might want to consider supporting Ben Brooks, who has been doing some really good work behind his paywall.