What if, 1% of the users of a particular free service of 36 million clients and growing, were to decide to drop $10.00 cash every month into an envelope and mail it to said service? What if that envelope had no return address? Perhaps there was an note inside that begged them to create a model to let us pay them to use the service.
Rhone was following up the same post discussed earlier today. I heard him discuss this on his podcast Enough as well. The only issue I have is that $10 for a Tumblr account is a lot. I understand that Rhone makes a lot of money off of his blog, but I doubt 1% of the people do. In fact, if Tumblr forced users to pay $10/month I doubt they would be able to keep 1% of their users.
While I agree with the concept, I would have conservatively suggested $2-$5 per month.