Assist Us Construct Journey Journal’s Future—Right here’s How

Present of arms, please. Who can’t stand these Nationwide Public Radio fundraising drives? Yeah, me both. I alter the station, however not after ponying up, as a result of NPR is necessary to me and I do know that my donation goes on to their work.

It’s the identical for Journey Journal, though on a a lot, a lot, a lot smaller scale. To place readers first, make the very best journal and web site we will, and publish responsibly, ethically, and sustainably, we restrict our promoting, don’t settle for sponsored content material, and don’t promote our posts or social media content material. We plant a tree for each buy—and one for each journal offered. Meaning we want readers to be part of what we’re doing, and I don’t simply imply by liking us on Instagram. Particularly, we want you to subscribe to AJ in print.


I’m not asking for a handout. We predict that Journey Journal is without doubt one of the greatest outside publications ever made. That’s actually our purpose. 98 % of our susbcribers renew—a quantity so excessive it’s extraordinary in publishing. Virtually daily, a reader emails us with a stunning notice about what AJ means to them. I’m saying this to not boast, however simply to say there’s fairly good proof that if you happen to like what we publish on-line, you’ll love what we do in print.

Small impartial publishing calls for low overhead. AJ’s “delivery room” was our daughters bed room. We haven’t gotten too far updating it. 🙂


And right here’s the factor: The Journey Journal mannequin shouldn’t be sustainable. We’re worthwhile. However we’re additionally the one prime quality outside quarterly that gives a number of tales on-line at no cost daily and has a strong stream of authentic social content material. Do you know that there are solely three of us working full time on AJ or near full time? Justin Housman runs our web site, Joni Casimiro is our artwork director, and there’s me. We want extra assist—to carry you higher tales, enhance the web site, and never blow up in a pile of ashes—and for that we want extra help.

Our print circulation is tiny. Getting new subscribers is tough. I don’t know a lot about advertising and marketing and our time is spent making the journal and web site, not promoting it. We don’t depend on tacky journal tips, like placing horny journey athletes on the duvet or promising that we’ll make your life higher by way of new health ideas. AJ is comprised of fantastic tales and pictures, shared with respect and honor, concerning the individuals, locations, and issues that matter to the outside tradition. There may be stoke and keenness and enjoyable and pleasure. Our items are evergreen and our product is gorgeous—we’ve designed it so that you can have a lifelong relationship with every concern, and with us, to not be some flash within the pan the place we take your cash and also you throw it away after a fast flipthrough.

For Journey Journal to be sustainable, we want at the least one other 2,500 subscribers. Greater than 300,000 people learn our free tales each month on the web site. A handful are carrying the load for everybody else. I’m not saying that AJ will go away, but when we don’t get the help from readers that we want, it WILL change. We want you to be part of moral, stunning, impartial publishing. Meaning you, not another person. And I do know if I don’t ask, and ask often, it received’t occur.

So, I’m asking. Please subscribe proper now. Not tonight, not tomorrow. Proper from time to time it’s performed. You’ll be able to cancel any time and if you happen to don’t like the present concern we ship, we’ll offer you your a refund. 🙏🏼👊🏻♥️


Steve Casimiro
Editor and Founder

P.S.: Should you already subscribe, THANK YOU. Would you take into account giving an AJ subscription as a present? And/or sharing your expertise with AJ under?

P.P.S.: In case you have been questioning who’s behind all this, right here’s your AJ crew:



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