making a living as a writer/blogger

I've been thinking about the concept of making a living as a writer/blogger without using ads or sponsorships, all the while trying to keep the internet open and free.

It's a tough line to balance.

I believe that artists, writers, and makers should and can make a living doing what they love!

For a long time, the idea of making money from my art/writing felt uncomfortable. Maybe there was a touch of imposter syndrome, low self-esteem, and not feeling in league with the high-caliber writers of such publications as Substack, etc.

But that is nonsense.

After getting hit by a car back in September and spending months not being able to walk and being alone with my thoughts, life telescoped down to one thought: life is precarious as hell, and you should do the thing you really really want to do, as soon as you can, and pursue it with explosive determination.

So the wheels started turning. Over the past few weeks/months, I've been talking to fellow bloggers and friends about how they support themselves through their art. There are so many different avenues one can take depending on one's energy level output and comfort level.

After much thought, I've settled on using BMAC as a side platform to facilitate my writing goals, and I'm really excited about this new direction! It feels right.

Here's a pic of what I came up with:) vmb

If my writing has helped you in any way over the past year, if I've pointed you towards new zine makers/artists or made you feel less alone in the world, consider supporting me <3

It would mean the world to me!

My plan is to keep writing here on this blog, as I consider this my internet home:) But moving forward, I will be sharing certain posts, photos, thoughts, and feelings on the BMAC platform.

What if I can't afford the membership fee?

If you struggle with income security but would still love to be a part of that space, please email me, and I will provide you with a full free membership, no questions asked <3

What if I want to support you but don't necessarily want to download an app, or spend time on another site?

You can! You can choose the monthly Tip Jar: NOTES, which basically keeps me writing here on this blog forever and ever :D

Alternatively, if you want to show your love and support on a one-time basis only, you can do that too here!

**If you have any questions or want to chat about what it means to make a living as an artist/writer (I love talking about this stuff)...email me!

Thank you for reading <3