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As promised in the recent post regarding Random Curiosity’s latest changes, donations are coming to the site – and with this post said donations can now be considered live!
To start with (as some might’ve spotted already) you can find our Ko-Fi link in the righthand sidebar. This is easy: Like what we do? You would like to make us a special cup of coffee? Feel free to do so with that link, that’s what it’s now there for!
The big one, however, is our new Patreon, which yes is also live and whose link can either be found right above the Ko-Fi one or right here in case you’d rather read on. After all, there’s just a tad more detail involved with it.
Given we’re brand new to the whole Patreon thing we’re keeping it very simple for the moment. We have two different donation tiers set up, with the only difference between them being the $5 monthly snags you a nifty Discord tag in case you wanted to flaunt your love of us just that much (don’t deny, I know you want to). Prices are low too because hey, early access to previews/AOTY posts and giving us ideas to write about isn’t exactly worth $10+ a month we feel. We’re not here farm whales, we’re here to have fun writing about anime, and your help doing so is all we’re really asking for.
As for what our subscribers get – i.e. requesting show coverage and posts on particular topics or older show reviews – this naturally will come with some limitations for the sake of us avoiding burnout because we took on too much. These are the limits:
- At the moment, additional subscribers-requested show coverage is limited to 3-5 shows. This amount will depend on what season we have available. What this means is if we say cover 15 shows because they’re what interest us the most, we will take on up to an additional 3-5 shows subscribers asked for but were passed over by us. Frankly I expect a lot of overlap between our own choices and what subscribers will want so this limit shouldn’t come into play too much, outside the rare season where Everything is interesting (*cough* like Fall 2022 *cough*).
- Building on the above, each season every subscriber will be able to list one show they’d like to see covered. Duplicate requests will not be accepted. In cases where we have to triage our coverage, the shows that are most frequently requested will be those we cover. Overlap is very common, so subscriber requests should be limited if at all possible.
- Post ideas: Each subscriber can request a review or post from us once per month. These posts are much easier than show coverage. We will be reviewing all requests as they come in. Your commission will be displayed on the site in the worst case, which may take a few weeks. However, it will eventually appear. Duplicate requests will not be accepted. Repeating yourself is boring.😛
With our Patreon now up you’re definitely free to sign up and start giving ideas, but note that anything you give us right now will apply for Fall 2022 (in terms of coverage) or your post idea for September.
We will continue to improve Patreon and offer more services to subscribers beyond the ability to request feedback. We have a few rough ideas on that already (such as introducing roundup-style posts to cover more shows in general), but if there’s anything you’d like to see definitely leave a comment on it, all input is welcome!
And since it cannot be repeated enough (especially as we kickstart this website’s next era), thank you once again for your support of Random Curiosity! No matter if you decide to give to us, your support of this site is what keeps it going. If I have my way Random Curiosity will continue to exist for many years yet.
Let’s now look at the Fall 2022 preview. It’s important to have it ready for the early release.😉
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