Doing It For Money

If you look at the header bar at the top of the page, you can see I've added a Patreon link. I've been using Patreon for about a year now; you may have seen some of my creations in previous posts. As an experiment, it's been mixed. I have some really great patrons that have been with me for a while. The Patreon system leaves something to desire technically.

Today, I made a transition from using the Patreon to support individual one-off PDFs to supporting this blog itself. The idea is that I'm doing this blog already, and I might as well get paid for it. In fact, while I try to post here most days, the money will be incentive to keep content flowing even more regularly.

So, it will work like this. Everything here on the blog is free. I will be posting every weekday, with a daily schedule you can see if you check out the Patreon page. You can also see the pattern if you've been watching the posts over the last week or two.

Once a week, I'll pick one of these blog entries to be a Sponsored Post, and that will be set up as a Paid creation on the Patreon. Anyone who is a patron will have the option of declining the pledge for that post or being charged at the beginning of the next month. Patrons can also set up automatic limits to how much they are willing to give each month, and I encourage everyone to do so if your budget calls for it.

The more someone pledges, the more input they get into the direction of One Yard Hex. At $1 per Sponsored Post, you get your name on the Patreon page here as a patron. At $5, you will be included in surveys to help me decide on themes and topics for future posts. At $10, you can even tell me exactly what kind of article to write, and I'll do it as best I'm able.

I've set goals for the Patreon. As each goal gets met, the Sponsored Posts will get bigger, as will the total words posted each week. The more money is pledged, the harder I will have to work to keep this blog going, but I'm looking forward to the challenge.

If you're reading this post, you're my audience. If you've been enjoying my posts - and I sincerely hope you have - please consider joining the Patreon. Your support will be greatly appreciated.

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