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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



Making eyes at Patreon

patreon_iconI’ve been making eyes at Patreon.
Or it’s been making eyes at me.
Meaning I’ve been reading the Patreon documentation material, and it looks like a great thing to expand my work and provide new content to my followers, while making a buck and trying to pay my bills and have more time to create fiction, non-fiction and game-related contents.

For the uninitiated, Patreon is a subscription service for creatives: patrons pledge a fixed amount per month (say one to five bucks, or more), and get exclusive contents and special perks, while the creators get a modicum of steady cash flow. The sort of thing that could help me me improve and expand my blogging platform or my author activity, for instance. Continue reading