Yes, I finally got my thoughts together enough to set up rudimentary rewards for subscribers/patrons at the $1, $3, $5, and $10 per month levels. I don't expect to get anything over $5. In fact, $5 would really surprise me. As I get my site set up and built up, I will be able to beef that up some, add some rewards.
And I got over a dozen pieces remastered and sampled and uploaded and Clammr-ed and promoted. It was a Facebook and Twitter early morning blitz. I warned Twitter. I did not warn Facebook. I got 43 plays. And a first, a few "re-plays", which I guess is the equivalent of a "share". I got a favorite or two and my first "You are Excellent! We will Promote you for this Low Low Price!". So, I am branching out, I am reaching people. Clammr is queued up until June 11th. If I did the youtube overlaps, I could actually add another 10-13 days to that. I'm not sure how into that I am, though. We'll see. I've got major burn out right now. I want to do this Tulip painting thing I've got in mind.
And I HAVE to finish the Wordpress book and get on top of reworking my site. Right now, my site is all on top of me, jabbing into me and poking me and making me itch and hurting my neck. I've got the book. I've got the thing. I've got the theme. I've got the plug-in for the photo gallery. Maybe I should find a plug-in for audio and video playing just in case. Wouldn't hurt to have. So when I go to my webhost I can tell him I can do it all myself and not bother him with it at all. I just need to check that he has compatible versions of some software on the server or some such. (Can you believe I wanted to be a hacker at one time?)
(to myself) Repeat after me: I can do this. I have seen people who know far less about web design and coding do amazing things with this system. There is no reason for me to believe that I will have problems with this. I can do this.
So if anyone knows any philanthropists that dig art brut or post punk poetry, send them over to https://www.patreon.com/cydniey_buffers and let them liberate themselves of some pocket change every month in return for my naked, albeit, medicated creativity. NOTE: valid mailing addresses are required for all levels above $1 for right now until I can phase in more online rewards and phase out snail mailed tokens but for the upper levels. So, that's why you'll see that requirement.