9/9:

That said, Mirror is incredibly easy to use. It has onboarded writers outside of tech.

As more writers monetize this way, selling essays via NFTs will become legitimate in the eyes of readers, just as Substack legitimized small subscription fees to writers’ blogs.

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8/9:

Another thing: Mirror is still new and so it’s still mostly suited to crypto content.

You still need to “know crypto” to buy an NFT. That limits the monetization from non-crypto readers. It’s still not economically viable to post non-crypto content.

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7/9:
One con is the ETH gas fees. I paid around $85 just to get the essay minted. There’s a monetary risk here that Substack doesn't have.

My supporters each paid $40 on top of the $40 edition they bought.

But this is just the way things are on ETH.

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6/9:
On Substack, novel writers have to publish their work one chapter at a time. But Mirror lets them publish their whole work while monetizing the work in progress.

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5/9:
I haven’t tried this other feature yet but:

Mirror also enables writers to be paid before the work is done. Writers can crowdfund future works and supporters will get paid.

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4/9:
This model is good because it allows writers to create an NFT without having to manage the technology themselves.

It allows them to sell articles individually instead of feeling pressure to constantly produce content.

Content is open to all and not behind a paywall.

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3/9:
When that was done, I saw that my post now had this section.

There is a button for readers to “Collect NFT”: where they get to buy an “Edition” of the essay. Top contributors are shown on the leadership board.

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2/9:
Mirror allows all writers to publish their essays as NFTs just by clicking a checkbox and saving the article.

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You might’ve noticed that I posted this essay on @viamirror@twitter.com.

I wanted to evaluate whether to use it over Substack. Here’s my experience and what I learned.

1/9: Mirror’s a publishing platform like Medium but it helps writers monetize through non-subscription channels.

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RT @michlimlim@twitter.com

Life update: I moved to downtown Manhattan last month. My new room is tiny, so my housemates & I built a loft bed from raw lumber.

I wrote down the story of why and how we built it. Read for NYC apartment hunting and move-in shenanigans.

Excerpts below:
mirror.xyz/0xB40aF78de9e4f754D

🐦🔗: twitter.com/michlimlim/status/

Check out the post for more details and photos. If you enjoyed the essay, there's also an option to collect a limited edition NFT of it.

mirror.xyz/0xB40aF78de9e4f754D

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Finally, after three weeks, we finished the loft. I now have space to work, do yoga, and host friends.

Huge thanks to @catherinezng@twitter.com, @ZacharyPitcher5@twitter.com, and @HotSaussy@twitter.com for the tireless woodworking.

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While assembling the loft, we realized that one of the legs was slanted.

That was how we realized our apartment floor is slanted! Just like that one 'How I Met Your Mother' episode.

I’d always longed for the classic New York twenty-something experience.

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At a high level, our task was to join planks together with 2-inch cylindrical wooden blocks called dowels. I learned how to use a hammer and power drill to create holes for the dowels.

We got our first noise complaint as well. My bad!

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Zack (@ZacharyPitcher5@twitter.com) designed the loft in CAD and his dad cut the pieces from Home Depot wood.

Zack told me he had to design around a random stripper's pole in my room.

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In the post-covid summer of 2021, the Manhattan housing market had become a bloodbath. Almost every unit already had multiple rent applications. We took the first apartment that'd consider us.

My new room is tiny. Building a loft that elevates my bed would liberate my floor.

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Life update: I moved to downtown Manhattan last month. My new room is tiny, so my housemates & I built a loft bed from raw lumber.

I wrote down the story of why and how we built it. Read for NYC apartment hunting and move-in shenanigans.

Excerpts below:
mirror.xyz/0xB40aF78de9e4f754D

Verifying my identity for @viamirror@twitter.com

sig:0x9cdceaef4035745364c5713f8101087642e06ba8f87f4d508c15376a123b9c171b5ba2adf0b687dec5b3a195e9ced626ea4bfbf5c9dfea3e775088c2165a9dfb1c

mirror.xyz

Happy to break in my new apartment with a birthday celebration. Seeing my friends makes it feel like home.

Great role for mission-driven technologists! You'll get to work with @janisjin_@twitter.com and you get to build tools that help a hundred thousand asylum seekers.

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