Thank you @kschlabach and @pascal8888 for your direct and honest feedback. And @bradstokes for your $5.
This community is and always will be free. Full stop.
Patreon is an experiment, and yes, we will plan to make all things visible… exposing the income vs expenses.
To date, our income is $10.
Re our expenses: I’ll work on getting things tallied up. The Board has been covering the cost of hosting services out of our businesses and our pockets. Which was fine for year one to see if this crazy idea of ours might have legs.
As we head into year two, we want to explore various options for sustainability. And we don’t have a map…
We’re making things up as we go… and Patreon is one of our experiments. It is very flexible, and supporters can contribute one time, on going, any amount, from $1 on up.
We’ll be adding a “become a patron” link to our podcast show notes and see what happens via our listening audience. Kind of like National Public Radio…