Last July I instituted the practice of considering July to be "business month." That was when I started my Patreon campaign, got my PO Box, created this website, and did other stuff that kinda changed the course of things in a way I'm generally pleased with. So I'm trying to do it again this year.
I made so much progress last year that all I really feel like I need to do right now is stay the course. I'll be making some changes to my patreon page, probably, and maybe tweak this site a little. Most of the new admin will be on the 'backend' which I guess means 'my side of things.' Just basic housekeeping, renewing accounts, changing passwords, organizing files.
The new frontier might be to reestablish space for the artist in me. The past year has been kinda business oriented, generally, in that I am always thinking about patreon and social media and having varying degrees of success actually utilizing those platforms to any great effect. I feel they are important as sources of accountability and contact. I try to streamline the way I think about them so I can use them without becoming drained. The fact is I'm not really sure how else to potentially reach an audience, and I wouldn't be writing if I didn't think it was in some way a useful service, would I? If my writing can't reach anyone then how is it going to make anyone happy? It's not something that keeps me up nights but it's sortof THE existential question of the writing life...I think...
So if this month can be said to have a keynote theme, it'd be something relating to that. The thing about keynote themes is you kinda have to put it in words. So, I'll add that to my to-do list.
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