Two Patreon updates

The smaller update is that the next word to be encoded has been chosen: eclipse. It’s looking like it will be a lot of fun!

So far I’ve been very pleased with how things are going on Patreon. I’ve made my first three goals and have started to follow through on them.

  1. I’ve paid to remove ads from my blog.
  2. I’m still trying out making videos, so the fruits of that will be a little slow to appear. I want them to be right, and it’s the sort of thing that takes practice. I hope to be able to post a test video soon to see what you think.
  3. I’ve been able to pay for a premium subscription to Stitch Maps so I can publish high-quality stitch maps on my blog as well as regular charts.

I’m going to get a little more ambitious now. Writing my stitch pattern and technique blog posts is a lot of work. I enjoy doing it, but have begun to realize that I would like to earn something from it. I dislike the idea of ad revenue for a range of reasons. I have reason to hope that a number of you find my blog helpful or interesting. If you have a little to spare, would you be willing to chip in? Either way, would you mind letting your friends know about my blog?

My plan is to set four milestones, so that the first goal will cover a living wage for one blog post per month, the second for the second blog post per month, and so on.

Many thanks. The journey so far has been a heartening experience.