I so do not have time to talk about this in any depth right now but I think success on #Patreon has way more to do with what you do outside of Patreon than how you configure your rewards.
The steps go:
1) do the work
2) give people a reason to support you in it
3) ensure they know you exist
4) make it easy for them to give you money
Patreon is step 4).
For me step 2) involves putting my work online for free, and step 3) is mostly demo recordings, which I have been v v lax about recently.
I'm going to be super duper busy with PhD stuff and other deadlines until at least December 2018, and probably pretty exhausted after that and still fairly busy with PhD stuff until August 2019.
This means I may go very quiet on here without warning, and it means I can't realistically take on any new projects, commitments, collaborations and so on.
I compose sacred and secular choral music, and put it online under a CC by-SA license so choirs can sing it for free!
Publishers won't touch my work because I won't let them prohibit photocopying, so I need support from people like you.
My Patreon is http://www.patreon.com/artsyhonker
I have other options for people who prefer them:
Thank you so much!
#FocusTime is a structure for companiable support with getting stuff done -- work or side projects or admin or whatever you find difficult to stick with.
The basic structure is: ten minutes of checking-in and planning at the top of the hour, then 50 minutes of actually doing things, repeated for up to 3 hours.
More on the structure, plus an example:
I expect I'll be using this hashtag a lot, so you may wish to mute it if it's boring to you. I will CW my toots though.
@saxnot Hello, you seem quiet recently. I hope all is well.
unity vs uniformity; fascism Show more
Be careful of people who think/suggest/imply that "unity" means we must all be the same or all have the same priorities or use the same strategies.
That isn't unity, it's uniformity. Pushing uniformity can lead to some ghastly places. Insisting on uniformity often benefits machines over workers; systems over people; abled over disabled; privileged over oppressed; until being different is seen as somehow being defective or lesser.
That isn't unity, it's fascism.
My Patreon page is live now!
There's already one drawing up in early access for Patreons, and one is scheduled for tomorrow. From here on out, things I post will appear there first! ✨
I've marked the page NSFW so that I can post any images with nudity I might make in the future, but that also means my page won't show up in searches on Patreon, so I would greatly appreciate it if you boosted this toot or shared it with people. 💖
I feel like some kind of #BulletJournal monster, mixing brands like this, but it works.
food prep, home preserving Show more
Does anyone know where I can find a pressure canner in the UK? I found some sites that had links but they're dead.
There's a nice mini-exhibition on some social housing projects in the UK at the V&A Museum at the moment.
This fact is pretty amazing: "In the mid-1970s nearly half the population of England and Wales lived in council houses"
But as we know... "with the election of Margaret Thatcher in 1979 the housing sector underwent rapid privitisation. Local authority architects' departments were disbanded, public land was sold off, and millions of council homes were bought[...]"
Asking for financial help Show more
On leaving the politics out of hacking Show more
Christmas (yes, still), Twelve Days album, recording of me Show more
Didn't manage to post yesterday (eighth day of Christmas) so here are the tracks for Day Eight and Day Nine from my album from a few years ago:
resolutions, phd, religion Show more
So, an interesting thing about doing a PhD is you reach a point where everyone else is thinking and reflecting on new year resolutions or similar and you just go "Would be good to finish the PhD this year" and that's it.
I am not a big one for resolutions anyway. A year is a weird timeframe for many of my projects and the calendar widely used feels kindof arbitrary.
I will hold to my quarterly practices as best I can; those change at Candlemas.
Christmas, Twelve Days album, recording of me Show more
It is the fourth day of Christmas.
Here is the fourth track in my Twelve Days album from a few years ago:
so with this enabled you can kind of like, just be consistently tapping keys instead of constantly holding one down with your pinky muscles. That should reduce RSI strain. You can still hold the key down if you need to all-caps a whole word. It's the kind of setting that's barely noticeable cause you can slowly get used to it while still typing the old way you've been used to. I think I like it a lot.
so. One of the things I'm able to configure with this new keyboard is how the Shift key functions. Instead of holding it down with your pinky (or whatever finger, but i use my pinky) while you press the key you want to uppercase, or whatever, there's a config option for something called a One Shot Key.
So it works like this: you press and release the shift key, then press the key you intended to modify. If you do that within like, a few milliseconds, it shifts it. It's super cool.
ukpol, Brexit, Christmas Show more
Got my housemate a 'Brexit kit' for Christmas in case no-deal Brexit goes ahead.
Christmas, Twelve Days album Show more
Here is the second track in my album, "Twelve Days", from several years ago.
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