It's been awhile since I've been active on DeviantArt - so here's a bit of an update.
After 6 months I decided to close up shop on my Patreon. Apart from the initial pledges I didn't manage to gain any new patrons, besides the quick flybys looking for free content . The hours of work didn't translate to a sustainable hourly profit. I ended up burning myself out a bit with the amount of things I was trying to do. So for all of last month I took a break from my modeling, photography, editing, even social media. It's been a lovely few weeks but now I'm looking to make myself busy again.
While I'm not going to be going back to Patreon anytime soon, I would be open to it down the line again. Though at this point I think it's a pretty well saturated platform. Thank you to those who supported me during the whole process, it was great getting to know each of my patrons! I'm really happy about what I learned along the way and my modeling/photography has definitely improved.
During my break I've been incubating and hatching chicks, tending my garden, house hunting, and only occasionally grabbing my camera for something! Next weekend it is beach bum time.