Note of Gratitude
I freaking love Craig Mod. He’s like the patron saint—or the platonic ideal—of what’s possible with the 1,000 true fans model. He’s not some bro shilling online courses, but is instead just living a singular, vibrant life. Then he uses his impressive multimedia skills to document it all in ways that are beautiful, thoughtful, captivating. And all of this is funded by his members, who sign up because they vibe with him, and want to support the work he’s creating.
I remember the first time I stumbled into Craig’s sprawling oasis. I spent hours gleefully falling down the rabbit hole and exploring the different nooks and crannies of his world. In the years following that first encounter, my admiration of Craig has only grown. He’s playing the game of internet creativity in such a beautiful, life-giving way, and it’s inspired me to keep playing my own game, and trusting my intuitions about oasis-building and true fandom.