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July patron video and an explanation of how videos will work from here out.

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Hey there, everyone! I’m a total brick and didn’t realize something: when I do thank you videos to my Patron, the names included on the list are different depending on whether you’re in “patron manager” or “relationship manager.” I thought these were basically the same thing. They are not. The patron manager updates with a list of your paid patrons for the month at the end of the month/beginning of the next month. The relationship manager lists people who are patrons regardless of when they signed up or dropped off. As a result of my not being observant, I’ve been missing people left and right!

So, from now on, this is how videos will go down. Blank slate. This is the video for my patrons from July. The patron video that comes out in September will be for patrons who joined in August. And so on. And so on.

And there are a lot of you.

I don’t want to steal the thunder from my July patrons, they’re included in this. It’s a huge deal for me.

We can now pay our rent with Patreon pledges.

You guys have no idea how much that means to me, seriously. Writing is not a high paying gig, and sometimes, rent and bill money is difficult to come by. Whether it’s pledging monthly on Patreon or putting money into my Kofi one time, just showing up and reading and leaving comments, reading my books and recommending them to your friends, whatever way you do it, your participation in Trout Nation is so incredible and precious to me because it helps me shoulder the burden of providing for my family. That’s something that’s not always easy to do with mental illness and physical disabilities. I can’t overstate how monumentally thankful I am for your support.

So, here’s what I did for Patrons in July. I’m super glad I didn’t sit on this idea until later because I’m not sure I could have tied off that many water balloons.

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  1. Amy Too
    Amy Too

    I think my favorite part is how the first several balloons were tied with hair ties and rubber bands.

    August 29, 2019
    • Jenny Trout
      Jenny Trout

      Those are the ones my kids did because they refuse to learn to tie balloons.

      August 29, 2019
  2. Debbie

    Aww mine was purple, my favorite colour! So happy the little contribution is making a difference for you. It’s the least I can do for all the joy you give me.

    August 29, 2019
  3. Leigh

    That was awesome, very cool idea. And on another note, I love your haircut.

    August 29, 2019
  4. I started a Patreon to help me on my journey to becoming a published writer, but not one person signed up when I launched it. I really thought my friends would jump on it but not one did. I even offered incentives for each tier. I am trying not to feel discouraged. Maybe I’m doing something wrong?

    August 31, 2019

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