Hey guys, Kitty Sapphire here. How everybody doing? I hope your enjoyed your weekend/ Holiday this pass four days. For me, I enjoyed myself with my family, friends and big dinners. However, I was struck down by a nasal infection. I have been sick for the past four days and sadly, missing out on both Black Friday and Cyber Monday events. Even though, I missed this opportunities, It gave me some time to think. I mean really think about the future of my Patreon and Etsy store.
Since there is a chance I will be losing my youtube channel due to the new COPPA. Those places will be sharing a bigger role in my brand. Many times, I feel that my personal life and professional life should be kept separate. However, not realizing the true nature of this particular career they overlap quite frequently.
Too be perfectly honest, this year has been my worst year. I haven't been able to go to as many cons as I did back in 2018. My only huge break through was my 1st big con at Bronycon. (Give me a glimmer of hope but I have to work on for future next year hopefully.) But sadly, the break through was short-live due to RL complications. Also the support here has been quite minimal this year. ( Please don't misunderstand. For those who have been spreading the word, remain patreons, or bought my merch. I'm grateful more than you know.)
Now, I bet your asking....how does this applies?
Well...to put it simply getting supplies to making new merch and sending it out has gotten much more difficult. So without the financial support, It get harder and harder giving you guys what you guys want. There is a lot of things that I want to do for you guys but at the moment due to the constraints. FOR NOW, I will not be doing any discounts or give out random stickers for the $1 tier. I will be give out the digital Thank you notes that I made for each month.
I still be doing giveaways for each mile stone we reach. ( Like 100 patreons or $100 milestone, 700 likes and followers on facebook etc. ) but I won't doings deals right now. On my Etsy shop the prices will remain the same. Hopefully for next year, I will be able to change that.
Also for all those who support my patreon page.....you have to give me your addresses!!! Please, pay attention to the announcements I give out on my patreon and the emails that are sent. It is very challenging to keep track of patreons and continuously ask them for their addresses. Its not fair to newcomers or members that are waiting for their stuff. So please check your mail about announcements. (If people don't respond for the month. I will have to move on to the next project. Nothing personally, but the list waits for no one.) I hope you guys understand and Thank you guys for all the love and support. I couldn't do it without you guys. <3