I am considering signing up for the artists’ patronage site, Patreon. At a glance it appears good or maybe very good. I don’t allow myself to get excited. Some guy said he doesn’t believe in positive thinking because you think its going to happen and it doesn’t then you get all depressed.
Where have all the patrons gone? Gone to the digital world, everyone. There goes the mob, I am their leader, I must follow them. After further consideration. Look before you leap. Yesterday we stood on the edge of an abyss, today we take a great leap forward – Russian politician.
My most recent poem blogged here, Sinn Fein, is not my most recent poem, I normally put them up chronologically, in order of writing. I suppose I’ll get around to putting that earlier one up. I need to read up about Patreon.
Its snowing here now, first snow I’ve seen for a long time. Predicted, but predictions are often unreliable. You can’t be wrong all the time.
About Patreon, when I know what, how, and why I may write further on that topic. If it works, it works. It appears to work for some, as far as I can see from a brief study.
I feel my stuff is uncategorisable, does not fit any niche or genre, I know some like it. The real world and the virtual, the real world is more expensive. Matter matters, matter costs. Paper, ink, printing, plastic discs, but I like that world too. It is my first love.
So I climb a learning curve. Slow learner though I be. I desire a comprehensive overview. I feel it may take me three days to get there, the summit, apex, pinnacle, look up your thesaurus. Top. From where I will survey the scene.
Where to have the picnic? Or whether, weather permitting. The top will do, enjoy the view. Birds may eat the crumbs. The joy of alfresco, no floor to sweep up. And if you spill your drink don’t panic. Far from the kitchen sink.
Patreon here I come but will you notice? New worlds to conquer, said the unwanted immigrant. Napoleon was not French, I console myself with that thought. An outsider. With an objective view.
Does anyone want my tourist postcards?
16th January, 2018