Patreon Update: Ch-ch-ch-changes and a Question

My Patreon page has been updated to reflect the changes to my blogging/writing efforts.  If you'd like to support what I do, please become a patron! Patreon+Image On a related note: I've had some difficulty thinking about how to change the patron levels to better reflect what folks would want from such a thing.  In principle, folks support a Patreon because they like what a person does, but I also like the idea of adding something additional to the pot.  Thus far, that "addition" has been varying levels of voting ability and/or topic suggestion ability.  Now, I wonder if it might make more sense to make topic suggestions and votes a public function and replace the current levels with something else. The question:  what would I replace those things with? Some things I've considered:
  • Quirky handwritten letters w/ handwritten maps and other weirdness (I love drawing maps)
  • The Encyclopedia Obscura entries (absurd, quirky alternate history entries to an encyclopedia)
  • Access to fiction (which some said I shouldn't offer)
  • No idea...
I suppose what this comes down to is a confusion over what works for something like Patreon, especially when what you're offering is written content that isn't fiction.  So if you have any ideas, do let me know.  Otherwise, I'll just leave the page as it is for the time being.
Anywho!  Thanks for the support!

Reminder: Patreon + Voting Rights

In case you missed out on what is happening with my Patreon page, here are a few fun facts:

  • Being a patron at any level grants you voting rights on the content of this blog (usually two polls a month)
  • Most patron levels let you suggest at least one topic each month, which would then be voted on by everyone
  • There are 5 different levels of support, and each has something special -- the highest tier involves a monthly Google Hangout just with patrons, which should be fun!
$1 gets you the vote; $5 makes you a member of Congress (or some equally amusing analogy -- bring on your laws, darnit!).

I'm also going to change the voting structure soon to make the levels more pronounced and to make distribution of votes a little more interesting.  So stay tuned!

Thanks again to those of you who are currently my patrons.  You rock!