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Samantha Bielefeld Introduces Memberships ➝

It has come to light that Samantha Bielefeld is not who she claimed to be. As such, I can no longer endorse her membership program. I’ve addressed the situation on the site and if you’d like a more comprehensive rundown, I encourage you to read Álvaro Serrano’s A Matter of Respect and Michael Anderson’s Samantha Bielefeld is Victor Johnson: The Story.

Preface added November 28, 2015

Samantha Bielefeld:

I am only offering two added benefits (which I will revisit as the number of members increases) to those who decide to become members of my site.

The first is a bi-weekly narrative nonfiction piece, often referred to as long-form journalism, that will span a single topic for several weeks, to months at a time. […] The second is called, ‘Monthly Musings’ and will include a collection of more personal thoughts and opinions, items that are either not suitable for my public facing website, or topics which aren’t expansive enough to warrant a full-length post.

As soon as I heard that the membership page went live, I didn’t hesitate to sign up. And at $3 a month, $8 quarterly, or $30 annually, it’s an incredible value — I encourage everyone to consider becoming a member. Samantha’s written many of the most thought-provoking pieces I’ve read over the past couple of months and I see no signs of her stopping any time soon.

Introducing Club MacStories ➝

Federico Viticci, announcing the new membership program for MacStories:

If you love MacStories as much as we love making it, I hope you’ll consider becoming a Club MacStories member. This isn’t just about good feelings and supporting MacStories directly (although that’s pretty great): you’ll receive what I believe are useful and informative newsletters every week, plus a recap of everything MacStories and more every month.

MacStories has always been about depth, accuracy, and personal stories. It’s our goal to extend these values to Club MacStories and keep doing so in the future.

I’m incredibly happy for all of the success Federico has found with MacStories. And I hope he, and everyone else writing for the site, continue to churn out some of the best Apple-related reviews and analysis available for many years to come.

I immediately became a Club MacStories member and I encourage you to do so, as well.