Some Honest Reflections on Patreon – Meeple Like Us
I don’t think I’ve ever been quite so anxious as when I pressed the button on launching our Patreon. Job interviews don’t phase me. My PhD Viva was a source of some temporary butterflies but was pretty much fine. Buying a house and getting six figures in debt was a breeze. Opening yourself up to a community though and saying ‘Hello, please support my work’ … that took a degree of courage I had no idea would be required. Our Patreon sat there, configured but unlaunched, for a couple of weeks. Every single day it squat, menacing, in the back of my psyche. It made me feel miserable. I launched it in the end because the stress of seeing it fail would have been less than the stress of thinking it might.
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