wealthy patrons making donations

Hey, everybody, just a quick reminder that it’s the final day of the month, so if you’ve been telling yourself that you want to adjust your Patreon pledges or add somebody, today is a very good day to do it!

Also I’ve been seeing a lot of folks make a point on Twitter that I think needs reinforcing: please never be ashamed to make a one or two dollar pledge! Yes, Patreon tried to shit all over these with a fee structure change not so long ago; yes, they had to backtrack after mass outrage. No, most of us never regained all the Patrons who cancelled their dollar pledges during that fiasco. But that’s really a side issue. Lots of folks seem to think a dollar pledge isn’t valued or appreciated like higher-dollar pledges. Nothing could be further from the truth! Bigger pledges come and go, but the little pledges are the reliable applause that makes creators feel supported and appreciated. My Patreon doesn’t have a lot of flashy rewards anyway; small pledges parse as authentic support for what I’m doing, whereas large ones can make me feel like I should be doing even more for my Patrons. It’s all to the good, but I just want to be crystal clear that pledges of any size are valued and honored. As always, thank you for your support!

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Credit: The image at the top of this post is taken from an illustration in an 1895 newspaper reporting on blizzard relief for hard-hit counties in Kansas and Nebraska.