Firstly, a fantastic huge thanks to all those that took the time to fill within the current Mailchimp survey. We haven’t completed one earlier than and I used to be completely delighted that so a lot of you responded. You actually are an excellent bunch of girls! We’re presently collating all of the suggestions and contemplating future options, so it’s an extremely helpful information.
As I’ve talked about the Patreon subscription on the finish of a few options not too long ago, I assumed I’d shortly clarify my reasoning. This summer time, That’s Not My Age shall be 15 years outdated, later this year I’ll be 60 and so it looks like an excellent time to take inventory. I wish to actually concentrate on That’s Not My Age over the approaching months. The group right here is extremely vital to me, I really like all of your considerate feedback and strategies and the truth that a few of you could have been with me for the whole journey. And I need this website (and all the opposite social media add-ons) to be useful and inspirational to everybody.
For some time I’ve been contemplating whether or not to maneuver over to a special platform, one with a paywall so that every one the content material is in a single place (slightly than the present TNMA-Patreon hybrid). However Tom our ace Tech Man has seemed into this and if we went with the most suitable choice out there it could imply dropping a number of the performance; mainly round commenting which is a basic a part of TNMA. And, I positively don’t wish to lose the implausible discussions we’ve! So, in the intervening time I’m going to maintain the Patreon subscription as is, however shall be reviewing the state of affairs and protecting a watch out for any new, super-duper platforms that come alongside.
One other large thanks to all those that pay a subscription, it helps to maintain That’s Not My Age going. Every thing prices extra at this time, as everyone knows. Utility payments, on-line safety, internet hosting, transport prices, studio rent (due to the climate and the scale of my flat, we shoot TNMA pictures within the studio all through the winter months, see above), and so forth and on…
In fact, I need to have the ability to pay my contributors pretty; from my good assistant Helen and the opposite skilled journalists who write common options, to photographers and hair & make-up artists; and charges have elevated throughout the board. With out your assist on the subscription platform, I must spend extra time engaged on paid freelance commissions and fewer time on That’s Not My Age – or extra adverts! Not doing this implies I can proceed writing and modifying That’s Not My Age to a excessive, skilled normal, provide you with higher content material and pay myself a small wage, too.
With Patreon, there are quite a few fee ranges, we preserve costs cheap, supply common giveaways and reductions, unique content material and hopefully this 12 months a few occasions. Watch this house! New subscribers are all the time welcome; all the small print are HERE. Your assist is essential.
Thanks a lot to your continued dedication. It means the world to me,
STYLE NOTES: I’m carrying the stripy silk scarf from my Lasletts collaboration (nonetheless out there HERE). An outdated T-shirt (comparable HERE, HERE and HERE) and the East View knitted vest from Seasalt.