Hey there, travelers! I have a wonderful announcement to make! After spending months writing what should really have taken only a few days, I have finally published my very own Patreon campaign. I see that as a big step, and I want to tell l you a little more about what that means to me.
Before beginning my current travels 3 months ago (which I have regrettably not written anything about yet), I had been sharing a lot about my time in Cuba. Time flew by when I was writing, and I found myself spending many of my days pouring my thoughts and memories onto blank pages and obsessing over the words being used to tell you about my journeys. But no matter how often I wrote, I always had more to say.
At some point, I realized that the way I was working wasn’t sustainable. I was writing more than I was traveling, and even such hard work hadn’t gotten me any closer to making ends meet. Something had to change. I doubled down, wrote a bunch of pieces for release across a month two, and hit the road using my scheduled posts as a cushion that would give me time to have new experiences and find new stories to tell. My decision wasn’t exactly logical, but I knew that my time out here would force me to take a step back and think about how often I should be writing relative to what I get out of the process.
The simple truth? I can’t be writing so heavily when it doesn’t do anything to support me financially. But I’ll still be writing! I’ll post once a month, but I’ve decided that I really can’t do more until I start getting paid to do it – which is where Patreon comes in.
Patreon gives me an awesome opportunity to ask you, my readers, to contribute to my work and help me turn my writing into something I can devote more of my energy to without worrying about the financial repercussions. (If you’re unfamiliar with Patreon, I invite you to [check out my page] where I explain a little bit more about how works.)
My hope is that by keeping a small scope and writing only my monthly posts, I can spend the saved time working for money or on other projects (like the mobile apps I want to make). As I gather more people to fund my writing through Patreon I can gradually increase the time I spend writing my travel stories. I want my blog to become a sustainable platform so I can share my experiences while actually supporting my traveling lifestyle, and I’m hoping that you can help me get there.
Like I said at the top of this post, these steps are kind of a big deal for me, even if they may not seem so huge to you. So if you like my work here and you’d like to see more of it, I invite you to visit my Patreon and become my patron. And if you decide not to subscribe but still want to help me out, please share this with your friends! It can only help, and I’d be grateful for the little boost.
Either way – I’m still here, and you’re still my favorite readers. 🙂
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