Just before Christmas I wrote about how the Thoroughly Good Blog is changing in 2018.
New content, new writing, and a commitment to experimenting with different styles of post formed the backbone of my thinking. Seeking financial support from readers was central to this year long experiment.
Nearly one month on, I wanted to report back on progress, and share some thoughts which have arisen as a result.
What’s been raised so far
£80 out of a total goal of £400. That’s 20% in a month.
This may surprise you to read, but I feel phenomenally proud of that sum, not just about the money itself but the impact it has on how I regard this blog.
By people supporting the Thoroughly Good Blog in this way, the platform and the activity on it is given a legitimacy I hadn’t previously anticipated. That legitimacy provides me with momentum to press on further with developments. It shifts the blog from spare-time-passion to an awareness building activity.
I’ve been quite cautious about setting the goal too high, but seeing that people are supporting it, its worth outlining what the goal represents.
£400 is the total need to cover running costs for the blog, and associated podcast hosting, plus a little extra for travel to two important festivals this year: Aldeburgh and Edinburgh.
Not having the support won’t necessarily stop these activities, it just helps oil the wheels at a different point in my career.
Tar very much
So for those who have supported so far, take a bow and accept a firm handshake. It means a tremendous amount.
- Read how the Thoroughly Good Blog is changing in 2018