Something about writing online just isn't right.
Here's what we plan to do about that.
Readers should have the power to reward and incentivize the content they love.
Writers should provide value for their readers, rather than aiming to please advertisers, curators, or algorithms.
Anyone can write on Bard.
Authors choose which content is accessible and which to put behind a paywall. The choice is theirs. Readers show their support for writers in one-time donations or in monthly subscriptions.
"A society that has no respect, no regard for its bards, its historians, its storytellers, is a society in steep decline, a society that has lost its very soul and may never find its way."
Let's rally behind the writers that are bringing us value. Because bards, historians, and storytellers matter.