Q: What's all this then?
A: It is our new family website, zine, podcast, kid's art stuff, and just learning out in the open about modern life in the United States.
Q: PAYWALL!!!??? HOW DARE YOU? Do you think I have gold blowing out of my bum?
A: There is no spoon. We mean Paywall. There is no Paywall. Really, there isn't a paywall. All content on Glimmering.com is free! The one catch is that for some content, you must subscribe. See next question.
Q: Why is some content hidden or as you call it "Subscriber only?"
A: I don't know if you've noticed but there are assholes on the internet. There are also bots and scrappers, etc.... Putting up a free "subscribers" only-system helps deal with that just a little bit. It is far from a complete solution but it is way better than nothing.
Q: But I don't want to subscribe! Can I still see everything?
A: Nope. We still appreciate you and we're glad you stopped by.
Q: If I subscribe or, god-forbid, give you money, who gets my information?
A: Just us. One of the reasons we switched from Patreon to Ghost is for your privacy. Our membership system is as "in-house" as our small operation can make it. The only 3rd party that gets your information is Stripe, our payment processor.
Q: What do you do with our information?
A: We use it to deliver any private content to you via this website or the monthly-ish newsletter. That's it.
Q: I want to comment on a post. What comment system do you use?
A: We don't have comments on our site atm. W
Q: Oh yeah, what about Google or Facebook?
A: Nope. We do not use Google Analytics, Facebook trackers, or any intrusive tracking systems where we can possibly avoid it. This being the internet, something may get through. If you spot such a thing, let us know and we'll either remove it or add a disclaimer here for it.
Q: Okay, so its all free but then you ask for money. What's your end goal here? Loads of riches?
A: We want to help each other survive the American Dream because it is not as dream-y as we were told. Glimmering and all its related activities take a lot of time and money to run. Financial Supporters are helping us do that (and thank you)! The only thing a Supporter gets that a Subscriber doesn't, is custom art from Seb and even then, only if they sign up as a Yearly Supporter.
Q: How do you make a living then?
A: Glad you asked! Laura is a Certified Professional Coach and Leslie is a freelance COO with a unique "operations as a service" model.
Q: Are you a family of libtards trying to argue with everyone?
A: We've told you once.