I mentioned a job I was hoping to get in the last post. It didn’t work out. Trying to find work in general hasn’t really been working out. I’m selling a bunch of books to make up for the lack of income, and I’ll post links to those in a minute. But I’m also considering a Patreon account and I’d like some feedback on things you’d like to see there.
For awhile I planned to hold off on that until I got a podcast or regular video series going. Most people I see using Patreon do some sort of visual/audio content like that and it didn’t feel like something I could do “just” as a writer. But in the past couple of months I have seen writers raising money that way, and that is the bulk of what I do. Why try to be something else and only give people the chance to donate towards content I’m inexperienced at making? I think it would be better to still do those things, since they do interest me, but not build it around them. So instead I’m starting now and trying to consider both regular public content that will interest people enough to donate and rewards for backers.
Some ideas on the public side: a podcast either on UU ministry and theology or examining pop culture theologically (there could be interviews occasionally with guests discussing their favorites!), weekly “devotionals” from fiction/comics/movies, read-alongs/watch-alongs with commentary and discussion here, discussion guides or even lesson plans for using comics in religious education, video (maybe even streamed) of gameplay (could vary – tabletop RPGs, computer games) with discussion (maybe religious discussion? Or just as an example of games that could be used in RE groups, particularly with the tabletop RPGs)
Ideas for rewards: let backers choose topics/works for the podcast or blog posts mentioned above, play the games that get recorded, access to my notes/process, more in-depth curriculum
It’s a lot easier coming up with general ideas than rewards. But I’m interested to hear if any of these appeal to you. Any you like or don’t like? Other suggestions? Thanks in advance.
These will be up on Amazon and Ebay soon (I’m thinking Monday), but I already offered them to friends and family on my social networks early and figured I’d do the same for readers now. Shipping is included for the books but there’s a shipping guide for the individual comics because apparently they don’t count for media mail. If you’re interested, contact me using the form below. Also feel free to ask questions about them either that way or in the regular comments. Thanks!
(I might actually make a comment of my own now with my own recommendations/thoughts on some of them. Yeah, doing that.)