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Become a Friend of Just Looking

Become a Friend of Just Looking
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Hello, it's Menka here. 👋🏼 Let me tell you about Friends of Just Looking, the amazing group of people supporting this project!

What's the point of this group?

The Just Looking ethos is to give away as many things as possible for free. If you choose to pay and become a "Friend of Just Looking", you will be supporting me, my work and this platform - which will be received with much gratitude. This is a way to avoid having to set up a two-tier system, an is also known as unlocking the commons:

“Fans support the person and the work. But it’s not a transaction, a fee for service. It’s a contribution that benefits everyone. Free-riders aren’t just welcome; free-riding is the point.”

The beauty of this approach is that it turns everything into a gift. Research shows that when someone receives a gift - or even witnesses an act of generosity between strangers - they become more generous too. In other words, every gift sparks a chain of generosity, an invisible ripple.

A handful of extra benefits:

Other than the satisfaction of supporting this project, there are a handful of Friends-only benefits:

  1. Free access to any community events.
  2. Discounts on beautiful things we will publish (books, deck of cards etc.)
  3. Access to my expanded Book Recommendations page
  4. Invite to an annual members-only "Team Meeting" online

This is a small group, and I get to know many of the members over time, which I really value. I also want to find light-touch, organic ways for members to get to know each other too. Working on it...

Help build a movement!

Just Looking is part of a wider movement of encouraging mindfulness, curiosity and wonder. To support this, we are committed to donating some of our funds to small charities, social enterprises, and artists who are working towards the same end-game. Here's a list of the inspiring projects we've supported so far.

How do you manage or cancel a membership?

Easy. After signing up you will receive a link to a member portal where you can change the details of your subscription or cancel it any time. (Don't worry, you won't need to create an account.)

If you have any other questions, please email me.

Thank you for considering becoming a Friend of Just Looking!