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Ten Days to Patreon

unnamedSo, my Patreon page goes up in ten days flat.
I’ve spent some time discussing details with the Patreon tech assistance people – that are called Community Happiness Team, which sounds like something out of Huxley, or the Chinese Cultural Revolution. The sort of people that will beat you up with truncheons if you’re not visibly happy.
But despite their sinister – to me at least – job designation, the guys have been quite good at solving my problems, or pointing me in the right direction.

So, what will happen now?
First, I’ll be putting up a welcome message – and believe me, I’m trying to find the right balance between being informative and not being artificially cheerful.
I might even do a welcome video. Possibly.
Yes, I’m scared. Continue reading


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The price of peace of mind

OK, so I went and did it.
I’ve been on Patreon as a lurker for a while now, but last night I went and did what needed to be done, and I am about to launch my Patreon page on the 1st of December.

For the uninitiated, here’s a quick video overview.

Patreon allows fans to put down some money (as little as 1 buck per month) in order to pay their favorite writers, musicians, artists etc.
And I’ll give it a try. Let me explain why… Continue reading