I’ve heard of Flattr before, the next “thing” to pay attention to…but didn’t really investigate more deeply until CraftyPod’s latest podcast. I think it’s a great idea and starting my experiment with it right now. I think it’s definitely worth a try. There is a little fee that Flattr charges you to load up money to your account. However, they are providing the service of evenly distributing your Flattr clicks aka money.
I know that one issue I’ve run into in the past, is donating or buying items to support others, but then running of budget pretty fast…it’s not easy to distribute your spending money evenly when you don’t know what you might like that whole month. With Flattr, you set a budget and just click away for the month. Then they do the even distribution.
Basically, your sign-up for a Flattr account and load up some money. Can be a few bucks or much more – you can set what you want to spend monthly – even if you load up your account with a lot more funds (say for the whole year, you have a budget for giving back). Then you go on your merry way, clicking Flattr buttons to support content creators on the web. It might not seem like much, but the thought counts and certainly every little bit adds up and helps. I think it’s nice to have it available as a content creator, so those who use Flattr can Flattr me too… hehe!
Of course, now there is the challenge to find others who are on Flattr…I’m really having a hard time. Especially since I read most posts in RSS feeds. I would encourage you to try out the service and see what you think first-hand. Also, please leave your links below if you do have a Flattr button on your blog. I would love to give back a little 🙂 Thanks!