You Should Support Tedium.
Give us your money, and you’ll be rewarded with the highest-quality useless knowledge around.
Most people don’t see the deeper meaning in a Hot Pocket or a fingernail clipper.
That’s too bad, because there’s totally something there that’s worth reading into. You just have to be willing to look.
At Tedium, we try doing a deep dive into the mundane, the unusual, and the trivial. (Or as we love to put it, we’re hunting for the end of the long tail.)
We tell stories about the noble failures and the historic moments deemed too useless for the history books. We’ll hunt through old newspapers, vintage patent filings, and BBS-era text files that haven’t been read in decades—all with the goal of showing people that, yes, there is something valuable in these offbeat topics. And we link the hell out of everything in case you wanna dive in yourself.
We then publish it in a newsletter and on our website, giving these subjects the presentation and notice that they deserve. Because someone’s gotta do it.
And hey, people seem to like it. We have more than 10,000 email subscribers, and these days, our website attracts upwards of 30,000 visits per month in each of the last six months—a number that’s been growing significantly of late.
But we need your help. Publishing Tedium takes a lot of time (generally 20 hours per week), and there are some set costs that come with it. We try to minimize those costs where we can, but it would still be nice to not have to go out of pocket for things like research materials, email distribution platforms, image hosting (GIFs aren’t cheap), and social media management. Every little bit helps. And so could you.
Check out our benefits over to the side reach out if any of them interest you.
Help us tell awesome stories about boring things—and you’ll be rewarded with some awesome knowledge. Promise. Thanks a bunch.
— Ernie @ Tedium