Okay people, I’m going to the dark side. I’ve decided to join Patreon for a whole slew of reasons, but here are those at the top:
- The platform makes it easy for people to find my page and subscribe to the content they want to see.
- I get to gear everything toward travel (The Wandering Editor: A Travel Writer Who Edits) writing and editing.
- Patreon allows me to monetize my writing and editing skills.
What does this mean for followers of The Starving Artist? Not too much. I’m going to stick with The Working Blog for as long as I can (it’s down to once a month now, typically posted in the last week) and I’ll continue posting 1 to 3 Starving Artist posts a month. The Starving Artist posts might slow down, or they might become more personal, I’m not sure yet.
This is the plan for each month on Patreon (depending on Patron Tiers):
1st Week: The Editing Process
2nd Week: Photo + Caption
3rd Week: Editing Article
4th Week: Long-Form Essay
The long-form essay posts for FREE at the end of the month, and stays up for free. This means you can go ahead and read the narratives that I’ve poured my life into over the past several years. But if you want to, you can also sign up to see how I wrote and edited that essay, or you can sign up to see a travel photo and caption, and/or read an editing article.
If you want to support me on Patreon, I would LOVE that, but even if you just continue to read my writing and tell other people about it, I would LOVE that too. I’ve heard great and frustrating things about this platform, but I’m going to give it a shot. Check it out if you want, and let me know what you think:
Also, if you just want to post comments here telling us about your experiences with Patreon or other creator platforms, you absolutely should! This is a safe space, so feel free to respond below.