Look up. At the top of the site. Right under my name. You’ll see a Choose what you pay box that lets you subscribe monthly to helping the site raise money and remain successful (This also comes with cool perks like a free copy of my first book, Alchemy One).
This is a huge upgrade to the previous way memberships were handled: it’s no longer a set price that you have to follow. Now, if you’d like to contribute $20 a month…or just $1, that choice is completely yours. Whatever fits your budget and the amount you think I deserve. I continue to focus on making this site my full-time job, and this new feature is aligned with that goal in mind. I always say not to become a member or support this site unless you feel like I’m bringing in enough value for you to do so. I want to earn your support.
You can look at the events I hosted that held over 50 people on a given night (look at all those kids that showed up to the “Teach Me How To Doodle” event), or the discography that spans back almost 20 years (since 2003, with over 25 albums), or all the guest posts from other people sharing their personal stories (26 and counting so far), or the vlogs (Grand Canyon Road Trip), essays (Us), books (For My Brother), shirts (Be The Light), music videos, and all the other random things my brain comes up with throughout the year. All of these things together tell a singular story. It’s simple: I create things.
I definitely believe the value is already here for you to contribute, but that’s enough about all the things I’ve already created. I don’t want to look back at my past accomplishments—that’s when complacency creeps in. I’d rather focus on what’s to come (Like new albums and new distribution channels for those albums, new essays, vlogs, and more ways for you to get involved with telling your own story).
I’m confident in the work I continue to put in, and your contribution is what keeps this site alive and thriving. I appreciate all current members, and I look forward to all the new members that this update will bring in. Either way, thanks for sticking around as I build cool things.