Where do I start. I thought I’d be open and share what I’ve been flattrd this month. In total I got 151 clicks on my various flattr buttons and quite spread out. Yes, alot of them have 1 click only, and from the same person (new opt-in setting on Flattr). Some of you have seen me rant about it the first time it happened.
At the end of this post I have conducted a table, from my revenue page of everything of mine that has been flattrd this month. Feel free to use the data, and contact me if you want my CSV file for the data.
This month I decided to spend €2 and try and help out as much as possible, on the forums and testing to click peoples sites when they were worried that the button didn’t work and so forth. Part of the whole beta testing, and that I wanted to be sure I had enough money on my account to continue flattring people for the next 5 months.
When I got close to 100 clicks, I decided to stop when I reached 100. So that my clicks would be worth an even number. €2/100=€0.02. So my clicks weren’t worth alot, but it has been fun and uplifting to be able to help people get started and see them get happy about their first clicks.
I’ve noticed a problem with the fact that I limited my clicks last month, and it is that as soon as the new month turned I went wild with clicks and have now already, in less than 6 hours, clicked like 41 things. Woops.
Upcoming transactions: Flattr revenue 2010-07-10 €15,17. I’m quite satisfied, and as a result I will be setting my fee to €5, atleast, this month. Since I will now last another 5 months with my total revenue when I transfer it over to my means account. It also means that each click I got was on average worth €0.10.
Three people I’ve helped when they got started this month was my Mom, maybe she’ll become a Flattr-mom as well as Pirate mom?, Sargoth, also known as Johanna Drott on Magnihasa, and OlofB, who was thrilled when he finally got his account working! I also did alot of moaning on Göran Widham to get his own account up, and not just let Marcus Fridholm take all the tasty revenue from Sagor från Livbåten. Yeye, I know they are good friends and all. But still! We all long for when you either can add more than one account to the same thing and/or when the WordPress Plugin will support more than one user, right?
Let’s not talk about the collaborative blog I’m on with 4 out of 8 writers having Flattr accounts of their own!
I also collected a list of all the things I write about Flattr on both my blogs, just to be able to keep it all in once place. When I put it together I realised that I do write about it quite alot. No I’m not obsessed!
The first independant Flattr-service was released. I wrote about imFlattrd quite early, since I found it such a good thing. It’s basicly a place where you can create your online business card, that people can flattr. Which as a result is a way to make a place where you can be flattrd. If you don’t have a blog or whatnot. It’s really great. This is me.
Do I have any other added thoughts? Yes I do. Which major site will be the first to implement Flattr? I would love to see it in Disqus for commenting and generall activity, which way they would want to implement it. I miss it as an option on my account. Youtube would be awesome, so I guess Google would to be asked then, and also for easier use/implementation on blogspot.com. WordPress.com of course! I want it here, right here on my site, without them big issues with manual posting. Everyone wins. It would be awesome if plugin/theme creators for wordpress.org also would be using Flattr.
Will the major players join before or after the beta, if ever?
Last but not least, I’ll treat you to a thing I stumbled upon through Flattr, and totally fell inlove with. It’s a webcomic, gone on since 2005, about a bat! First two episodes made me giggle so much that I actually decided to try and learn more German again, and read through the whole thing. I’m actually stuck on the one showed on the side here, but I’ll move along soon enough.
This month has been good, and yes I might be a little bit obsessed but I feel that it is important that I talk about Flattr alot, make people understand the good use of it. I want to, together with the Flattr-community that we already have and the Pirate and Activist community that I am part of, lead the way by setting a good example and showing that this really works. We are all responsable to help Flattr reach Critical Mass
Have you given out your 3 invites yet? If not, get on with it already!
And I’m still curious about how how you flattr.
Information as promissed:
Other peoples June statistics: Flattrthis, quite surprised at his €7.41. Congratz I say! Netzpolitik (German), got as much as €576,53! Carta.info (German) lists the 25 most flattrd texts in German for June. And got €201,22 in donations for themselfs.