Taking Druid Life Forward

I’ve been thinking for a while now about what’s next for Druid Life. What I’d really like to do is pay for a package for this blog, and for my Hopeless Maine blog – www.hopelessvendetta.wordpress.com.The main aim of this would be to get rid of the ads.

What I’m not going to do is then monetise either blog by putting my own ad stream in. I’d very much like to make this a less commercial space. It’s not prohibitively expensive to do this. But, I’m not earning vast sums of money, so it’s a move that would bring an extra cost for me.

I’m in the middle of a big financial re-think at the moment anyway. Some of my personal aims have shifted dramatically in the last month or so, and this will help me afford to make changes here. I’m aiming for January.

However, if you’d like to help me improve the quality of the blog and make it a better experience, there is Patreon. I’ve set my target at $200 a month for this project. Please note that the increase from what people currently give would do a lot more than cover the cost of getting ads off my sites. But also please note that I’ve every intention of cracking on with this whether I hit the funding goal or not.

Patreon is very much about reciprocal relationships. Money donated via the site helps me afford to work creatively and to dig in more with the Druidry. It helps me give stuff away and I like the principle of making a lot of my work freely available. It also means that, moving forward, I could pay for things that would allow me to give more effectively – as with getting ads off this blog. I’m open to suggestions about what form that might take.

Patreon levels start at $1 with rewards at that level upwards.  https://www.patreon.com/NimueB

About Nimue Brown

Druid, author, dreamer, folk enthusiast, parent, wife to the most amazing artist -Tom Brown. Drinker of coffee, maker of puddings. Exploring life as a Pagan, seeking good and meaningful ways to be, struggling with mental health issues and worried about many things. View all posts by Nimue Brown

5 responses to “Taking Druid Life Forward

  • lornasmithers

    I’d also love to have an ad-free blog but don’t dare do that until I’ve got regular income from a reliable source under contract. Whilst I really appreciate my Patreon support I’m aware it’s dependent on the internet and also that there is no contract with my patrons and they could withdraw it at any time. You’re brave in doing this and I hope it works out 🙂

    • Nimue Brown

      Thanks! Everything is precarious when being self employed, but, I’m on a better footing than I used to be, which makes a lot of odds.

      • lornasmithers

        Yes – I think to rely wholly on income from being self-employed you have to be quite enterprising. Which you are are. As I take my first steps onto the ‘ladder’ in a career in conservation I’m noticing that a lot of employment also relies on funders – whether from membership fees of organisations or from external sources and isn’t always given. It’s an increasingly uncertain world…

      • Nimue Brown

        Yes, and there are ways in which that funding can distort things which is also awkward, sometimes.

  • eberis

    Amazon Prime free enterprise executive joking .

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