Announcement: Updates to Services, Website, and Patreon

It’s been quiet around here the last month! I’m not going to beat around the bush. I have two announcements.

Services

My editing sale has now ended! Thank you to everyone who supported my (lazy) marketing and contacted me. There will be another sale in the future, though I’m not sure of when.

I will be closed indefinitely to new clients on all projects. The soonest I may re-open my services will be October.

My available services will be changing in October, along with the rates.

Website

My blogging schedule is changing as we go into August, and then the fall and into the new year. Since I’m doing a college program from September to May, I’ll be busier! School work, part-time work, socialising… My online presence is not important compared to those.

Additionally, I will be moving to a new website (name and URL not decided yet), but that shouldn’t affect the availability of my content. It’s time that I let coryldork/CorylDork. I will let everyone know when I’m preparing to move digital abodes!

Patreon

I’ll be changing the tiers during August. To my current patrons, thank you so much for your support thus far! I’m still getting into the swing of things, and learning how many spoons I have for creating different things. Your patience, encouragement, and support have meant an incalculable amount to me.

Launching A Patreon

After some deliberating, I’ve decided to launch a Patreon for my blog, writing, and art!

Why Patreon?

I played with the idea of placing advertisements on my blog, but I wanted to keep this website as clear and focused as possible on my content. I can’t describe how frustrated I get when I’m visiting a blog, trying to read a post or look at pictures, and I have to scroll through advertisements in order to find the content. Not just scroll past ads to get to the content, but to dig for it amongst the clutter.

I didn’t want that experience for my blog. It felt inaccessible and off-brand for me. So to monetise my work (because a blog is work, writing is work, and art is work), I settled on Patreon.

It’s free to set up. It’s also a platform I’m familiar with. But most importantly, it’s something I need to stick to in order to gain the rewards from it. I hope to get some support for my creative endeavours, notably my artwork. I haven’t had much motivation to create and share my art. Recently, I realised why: I didn’t have an audience for it, and I didn’t value my efforts.

With Patreon, I feel so much more motivated to deliver content, regardless of patrons and how many I have. It’s an external form of accountability.

It’s also a space that I want to grow and focus on. As such, I’ll be announcing blog posts, writing updates, and artwork there before I post to any other social media. While I will continue tweeting, instagramming, pinning, and facebooking, Patreon will come first.

You can follow me for free to get those first updates. I will love you and be eternally grateful if you pledge, too! Exclusive content is available at tier one, the Cait Siths, for $1 a month, so you don’t need to pledge much to get behind-the-scenes.

Click below to reach my Patreon page. I hope to see you there!

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