I've been on Twitter for almost three years now and written close to 100,000 tweets.
It's a labor of love that feels like somewhere between a pleasure and a duty sometimes.
I know a few things though:
- I love writing about what's going on
- I love hearing from people who have gotten some relief, some solace or just a laugh from whatever it is I'm doing here
- It takes a lot of time
So, while I love the time spent here and hope it is somehow additive, it's expensive at a time when I can't really afford that expense.
1) Dramatically pare back posting
2) Drop out altogether
3) Maybe take a gig for an org with political or media ties
I hate the first two and don't love the third. The first two would cut my posts. The third would influence them.
Per my pinned thread, I've learned to live on little but, man, it's hard to live on almost nothing.
So, reluctantly and uncomfortably, here we are.
The first is Patreon. patreon.com/HoarseWhisperer
Patreon is good for throwing a few bucks behind someone as a subscription of sorts.
Ko-Fi is good for sliding a drink's worth of help someone's way
I see people using each and vetted them as trustworthy platforms.
Maybe they aren't. I wouldn't begrudge anyone for thinking so and might even agree.
If you've found some value there worth supporting though, I'd be much in your debt.
This little community of ours has been and continues to be incredibly humbling for me.
I'm glad you're here. Glad I am too.
While these times are *a lot* I'm glad we're laboring through them together.
Thanks for reading.