I love writing, and I especially love writing for my blog.
I love sharing things with people, and I love helping make the world a better place. Sometimes that’s in a big way, such as volunteering for disaster relief or other similar activities, but sometimes it’s in a small way, like writing how-to posts or reviewing things and sharing my knowledge with other people.
Also, I like to make people laugh and smile.
I want this blog to be bigger, and to be the best it can be, and I really want to pour 100% into my writing. With that in mind, I’ve decided to create a Patreon for my little corner of the internet to help me acquire more things to write reviews on and to help cover the expenses of keeping up my blog.
Hold on…What’s a Patreon?
Patreon is a super awesome platform for collecting donations, or pledges, to help fund creative projects like writing, game design, videos, and so on. It lets you pledge as little as $1 per month, and in exchange you’ll be able to claim some rewards from me, get previews of upcoming posts, and help me decide what things I should cover more of on my blog. It’s a pretty cool arrangement, and you can subscribe and unsubscribe any time you’d like. If enough people pledged just $1 a month, I’d be able to not only cover my expenses, but really amp up what kind of content I can offer!
Where I’m Going From Here
Ultimately, I’d really like to get a new digital camera and/or a new video camera (or something that handles both) to really get back to the sort of content I love creating, but for now my goal is to be able to make regular posts as frequently as possible. In fact, my first “goal” to cover my expenses is as follows:
This goal would help me focus my efforts on writing and make sure that I have time and means to sit down and put together awesome posts. At this goal, I’m willing to commit to at least 3 “Music Monday” Posts, 3 Personal/General Blogging Posts, 3 Makeup, Music, or Game Reviews, and at least 1 “How-To” post every month. That’s a lot of posts!
…and for the month of August, I am absolutely getting on exactly that. 🙂 I hope to post a lot more, but this is my current goal and what I’m willing to commit to!
If you’d like to pledge to my Patreon project, you can do so at http://www.patreon.com/mandarific – and if you do, you’ll also have access to a stream with notifications for my recent updates, will be able to help me decide what to focus on more, and maybe even get something cool like a music mix made just for you.
I’m still pretty new at the Patreon thing, but I’m pretty committed to blogging, so together we can make this an awesome place to be and a really positive corner of the internet 🙂
(And I’ll see you tomorrow for a brand new Music Monday post!!!)