Good morning, Monday! Abby and I finished up our last day of the 100 days of skating on instagram yesterday. I think I might have said this already, but it bears repeating. Nobody ever got worse by practicing, and doing something every day (even for only fifteen minutes if that’s what we had) will pay off. We both know how to skate now. We got dedicated hang out time together. Through documenting and editing our daily posts I was able to explore the story we were telling, and how to tell a story.
My goal this week, is to get the video pieces together for a new Patreon intro video. The current one is years old, and doesn’t really reflect what I’m doing now. I want the new one to show those parts of my story that I think are important, hopefully some of the things that brought you all here in the first place. l want to talk about what my work is, about the way I see my personal story, and also some of the way’s that Patreon content can and should be different than other content. I’ve been giving this some thought.
In the past, I’ve tried to mirror the content that I’m posting elsewhere on the web, whether that’s facebook, instagram, the blog, or Life With Girls, while adding more content to those posts. So basically, I was creating more work for myself without really adding anything new. I’m already posting those things elsewhere, and it’s okay to mention them here, but this is also not a mailing list. Shows, posts, and new products are part of what I do, but they’re such a small part of the story that I want to tell here.
So what is the story I want to tell? I think this is it, actually. This is what Patreon is for, talking about the things that go on behind the work. Telling the story of planning and thought. Talking about ideas, and then following up to talk about whether it went well or not. I want to share my successes with you as well as the things that turn out less than spectacularly. And this is the only place that I will post all of that stuff. That’s how Patreon can be different than my blog, or comic, or daily story of being a dad. It will also still leave room to mention that other content in a way that doesn’t leave me feeling like I’m trying to sell something.
I hope you all have a good week, and I’m looking forward to checking in on Friday! Until then, take care and be good.