Where Have I Been? (Plus a Super Cool Announcement!)

I recognize that this blog has been somewhat dormant as of late. While I plan to finally get to a nice meaty post, I wanted to mention just what exactly I’ve been up to.

After school ended, I’ve had quite a lot of free time on my hands. While I have an internship going on, I also have other side projects brewing.

At this point, I’m working on a couple of new podcasts that I intend to showcase here. Stay tuned for more info!

To My Casual Readers

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There’s a habitual interaction that I’ve had with others when I talk to them about my blog, usually along the lines of “Oh, I’ve read your blog, I really like it!” But this is actually something of a surprise to me, and let me see if I can break down exactly where this disconnect stems from. I also want to offer a call to action to some of my meatspace friends who read what I write.

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The Money Issue and Moving Forward

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This post has been something of a while coming. I’ve recently talked to my parents and friends and I’m currently in the early stages of moving forward in my life.

This blog is one of many of my current pursuits. Among them are the podcast series “End of an Era” that I do for a club project at my community college, writing a Fate Core sourcebook “Cloudrunner: Fate of the Skies”, and the Cloudrunner novel. Of course, there are other mundane things too. I’m a full-time student juggling my schoolwork, my creative endeavors, a freelance writing career on Splice Today, this blog, a relationship, and a social life all at the same time. Of course, I seem to do a pretty good job of this, all things considered.

But I’m thinking it’s time for me to move forward, and one of the things I’m looking to do is achieve independence. My current income can get me through any given month as is, but it does mean that I will have some limitations placed on what I do.

At this point, I’m looking towards jobs on my college campus. If I can make some extra cash here or there, that would be great. However, there’s an alternate solution that I’ve been considering: Patreon.

I am grateful that Patreon didn’t go through with its funding changes because that would have negatively impacted possible plans that I had. I don’t have the mass audience that would make advertising profitable.

Where I could use guidance is in what exactly should be covered under the Patreon umbrella. Because I’m creating a diverse amount of content such as podcasts, journalism, and creative writing, I confess to being at a bit of a loss for the direction I would take.

Though my audience is small at the moment, I know that it’s out there. Someone’s reading those posts and I’m curious to know what people would like.

Leave a response in the comments, and I’ll see what I can come up with!