Ben Brooks is taking his site behind a paywall. Well, sort of; all posts will be accessible by link, and all content will become public on the site after seven days. Memberships, which allow you to read everything as it’s posted, are $4 per month.
Cheers to Ben for experimenting with his site and how it works. I believe that advertising is still the best way to fund this kind of writing, but I would be delighted for this to take off and be a success.