My too-long-for-twitter reply to Bill Schwartz, who ironically will read this for free.

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on Mar 31, 2011
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Profit is not an issue for #elej right now..! Paying food, staff (we have 1 PT) taxes, mortgage on home/office is. @ryderjaphy, needless 2 say, has issue w me. If had genuine concern, he’d criticize Tricycle, Sham Sun, Sham Pubs, teachers who charge 4 Dharma. He’s not. Unlike mags, books, teachers we give 95% of readers free access—only those who want 2 read a ton r asked 2 pay $1/month…or come back 2mrw 4 another 3 articles free, not incl front page or searches. Bill is just havg fun at elephant’s expense. @PeterTurner  @Zendette @firepixie324 @blakethegeek @ZenDirtZenDust


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5 Responses to “My too-long-for-twitter reply to Bill Schwartz, who ironically will read this for free.”

  1. SriDTMc says:

    triple it !!

  2. Jenny Roth says:

    I don’t think that Bill’s issue with you has been consistent. I’m not sure if his problem is the paywall as much as it appears to be you not publishing certain articles of his. Either way, I don’t think that Bill’s argument is valid or taken very serious by most.
    You and your one helper are doing a great job of bringing a huge variety of subjects to the readers & we all appreciate your hard work. We also appreciate your joyful efforts to bring positive media into the world & for allowing such a variety of talented writers to showcase their work at your venue.
    I happily pay $1 per month to read to my heart’s content. Bill’s argument is so lame that I think it is funny. Haven’t read Bill’s tweets in a while and because of this I read over his timeline & saw where his illness has improved greatly. Was so happy to see that! So cheers & long life to Bill Schwartz! Let’s pray that he keeps improving & if his “new lease on life” can’t get any more creative than to pick on you, then let’s pray that he finds a new, more constructive hobby… like meditations on loving kindness. : )
    “When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky” ~Buddha

  3. Ben_Ralston says:

    Wonderful Jenny 🙂

  4. Jenny Roth says:

    Thanks Ben!

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