Introducing: The Bitter Lemon’s Patreon!

Howdy! I have been working all week to finally bring you exclusive content on The Bitter Lemon’s Patreon!

What is a Patreon? It’s a channel behind a paywall that allows creatives to make exclusive content and an income 🙂 Truthfully, I have been telling my blogging students about Patreon for awhile now, but I was never quite sure what I’d use it for.

But over the last few months, I’ve realized there’s a gap in some of the services I offer. Yes, many of my blogging students sign up for 1:1 instruction or a consultation, but there are also students out there that may not be ready for a 1:1 for a multitude of reasons.

The Patreon platform is a way I can offer exclusive content to you — or to anyone interested — at an approachable price. The Bitter Lemon’s Patreon channel is loosely being called “Blogging & Books” because I want it to be a place where I can share blogging tips and tricks, but also share thoughts on all of the books I read!

The channel offers different benefits for different price points, ranging from $5-$17 per month, and you’ll have access to exclusive content, Q&As, livestreams, an online community, and I’ll always take requests if you want me to cover something specific.

Currently, there’s a short Welcome video so you can learn more about what you can expect as a member, and there’s also a video introducing me and how I came to be a Blogging Instructor.

There’s also a post on “Quarantine Entertainment: 2,500+ Virtual Tours, Exhibits & Performances” that I’ve put together — it’s definitely an impressive list that’s worth the $5 monthly fee.

I’ll be posting more content this month, including a post on how to stay creative during self-isolation and I have a stack of books to share thoughts on.

I truly hope you’ll join my Patreon community — I am excited to get to know everyone and bring educational, fun content to aspiring and seasoned bloggers.

Truthfully, I have always hoped (and wished and prayed) that I could make my living entirely off of creating my own content. However, I think I’ve held myself back from REALLY trying because I’m scared that I’ll fail.

My blog audience has changed over the years, because I have changed and the content that I share here has changed. It went from being a place where I shared a lot about dating failures and sometimes that juicy content really became popular.

But there came a point when I wasn’t being true to myself. So, when I stopped dating, I wasn’t really in a position to keep writing about it.

For years now, this blog has covered more about my life: cooking, TV, books, mental health… but a big part of my life is the craft of blogging, staying creative, and learning how to be a better writer.

I still get readers and subscribers everyday, and for that I am so thankful, but I also never know what really brings people here, and if they’d be willing to help me pay my bills in exchange for quality content.

So, this is me trying. There’s a real chance that no one signs up and I’d have spent lots of hours for zero dollars. But, I also know that I have to try, because if I don’t, the answer will always be no.

Thank you for reading my blog, and I hope this can be a source of inspiration for you. If you’ve been holding back on doing something out of fear, what better time than now to take that leap?


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