With no shortage of content type folks around here, conversations inevitably lead back to one hot topic: paid vs free content. From big name pushes by the likes of the New York Times to niche publishers, content creators have been standing up and saying, "No more free rides."
Enter Flattr, a European start-up that took part in the recent Geekend conference in Savannah. Their approach is to get content creators using Flattr buttons on their content, which people can check (similar to a Facebook "like") and ultimately show support with micropayments. Over time with enough Flattrs, a blogger could make a little bank.
The folks at Flattr are upping the game and trying to raise more awareness for this cause. They've created a new holiday: Pay A Blogger Day. If you're interested in taking part and showing your favorite content person some love, November 29th is the official day it all happens (of course you can always support any other day of the year too). So get ready to Flattr on the 29th, buy some merch or support in any way you can. After all, it is the holiday season.