Yes I have been experimenting with Blendle for a while. I do like the fact that their solution is gaining traction. It makes me feel optimistic about people’s willingness to pay for news.
But my biggest gripe with Blendle so far is that I am now less inclined to click on news articles that aren’t absolutely essential, or that aren’t major stories. Since I am paying for every article that I read, I tend to skip over some of the less important ones that I would have definitely read had they been part of a subscription or available for free. I understand that this is a tradeoff that needs to be made, but I’m not used to it at the moment 😄