(personal/writing) Why I’m saying goodbye to Patreon

I deleted my Patreon page tonight.


I did it because with the new fee structure, and the changes going on in my life currently, I didn’t feel it was fair to my patrons (most of whom were at the $1 a month level) to continue. I don’t disagree with why Patreon did it – they have a business to run. But it’s not one that I feel I should be a part of right now.


I just don’t produce enough to ask people to spend money on me every month. I have a day job, and my writing is definitely secondary to my day job. I’m not going to stop writing. I’m not going to stop posting stuff for people here. (In fact, I knew there was a reason I was loathe to get rid of this blog)


I’m also looking at maybe putting up a tip jar, or a Ko-Fi page (I need to look more into it). I’m going to be make some changes in the coming year to this site as well, but in the end, while I wish Patreon and those who continue to use it luck, it wasn’t a good idea for me. Maybe it will be another time. I don’t know.

2 Responses to “(personal/writing) Why I’m saying goodbye to Patreon”

  1. Steve Pritchard

    Well, I contributed $1 a month regardless of output just because I wanted to support your work. Contribution will return when you set something up elsewhere. I’m disappointed in Patreon’s actions as much as any Patron was, but I was hopeful that it would at least net folks more that created through it. It’s going to hurt a lot of folks in the long run, which is a shame.

  2. Val

    Thank you! I appreciate it, and I will definitely be looking into something! Even if it’s just a tip jar on the site!

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