Briana Blair

is creating books, blog posts, crafts and more.
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- Access to updates on my Patreon Feed

- A thank you on my Wall of Gratitude  

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- Access to updates on my Patreon Feed

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- Special exclusive posts

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- Access to updates on my Patreon Feed

- A bolded thank you on my Wall of Gratitude 

- Special exclusive posts

- A 10% off shop coupon

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About Briana Blair

Hello everyone!

For those who don't know me, my name is Briana Blair, and I've been creating all sorts of things for as long as I can remember. I focus a lot on writing for my blog and making handcrafted jewelry and spiritual supplies, but I've also written a bunch of books, done a ton of art, and experimented with all sorts of creative endeavors.

My real passion is writing and creating. That's what I want to do with my life. I've been building up BrianaDragon Creations since 1998, while writing for Associated Content, Yahoo Contributors and Bubblews, as well as selling my creations on Yahoo Auctions, BidVille, Etsy, and my own site. My goal has always been to have a successful site where I can write and sell my creations. For a while, everything was going right, building up momentum and earning good money. Then things changed, and that's where you come in...

Why I need Patrons

As I said, everything was going great, then things changed. I got hit hard by one of Google's algorithm changes, which took my site from getting well over a thousand hits a day and rising, to barely over a hundred a day. Book sales dropped because I didn't have the energy for social media. FaceBook's changes meant fewer of my fans were seeing my updates. Etsy's policies made it hard to sell metaphysical wares without them looking like a joke. All of this, combined with falling on very hard times in life (health issues, loss of work, needing to care for an ailing relative) made everything fall apart.

I tried doing paid writing gigs, but they're unreliable, unpredictable, and often involved writing topics that made me feel like a cheap sellout. I tried other sales sites. I wrote books and articles I wasn't proud of just to try to make ends meet. I even loaded the site with ads and affiliate links, which made me feel dirty, but I felt I had to. Unfortunately, no matter what I've tried, the money's not coming, and my dream has been fading from view.

Now, insert you, my Patron.
If I can get wonderful folks like you to support my work, I can do what I love, and do it with less struggle. With your support, I can put food on the table, and get the bills paid, which will enable me the health and freedom to pursue what I love, and put it into the world for all of you:
  • I can pay the hosting and domain to keep the site up another year.
  • I can write quality content that isn't filled with ads and links.
  • I can write about topics that I'm passionate about, not just what I think will get hits.
  • I can get back to work on writing the gemstone companion to The Herbal Magic Correspondences Guide, instead of just blogging until my eyes bleed.
  • I can invest in materials and create more wonderful items for the shop.

My ultimate goal is to make this my career, fill all of my writing and crafts with love, and be able to move out of this rundown trailer and awful state, into a better place where I can feel safe and be productive.

Every bit of support we get from you, through donations, social sharing and general love, helps us live our dream and do great work. We want to focus on getting all our creative goodness out into the world, rather than on the stressful stuff. You can help make our dreams come true.

What do you get, and why should you support me?

Well, there's only one real reason to support me: because you love my work and you want me to keep doing it. If you like my writing or art, or believe in my potential, and want me to be able to bring my work to the public without stress and fear, that's why you become a supporter. (Or you could do it simply because you're a fantastic human being who wants to see someone live their best life and achieve their dreams!)

As for what you get? Well, that's probably going to be in flux, and I'll let you folks have some input on rewards. First and foremost, you're going to get a ton of gratitude. I literally can't make it without you, so I'm going to be incredibly grateful to everyone who supports me on this journey. Beyond that, I'm going to offer things like exclusive posts, pics of my furry and feathered family (and maybe even some of me, if you're really nice), digital downloads, live chat, poetry, coupons for the shop, and whatever else I can give that doesn't take too much time away from creating. You'll also get better quality posts, because I'll be writing for you, my readers, rather than trying to write for Google. You'll also get to know me, become a real part of my life and success, and get to watch your donations turn into quality posts and products.

So how does this thing work?

Patreon is a platform where generous and wonderful people like you can become patrons of the arts by directly supporting creators like me. It's sort of like a Kickstarter, but think smaller amounts over a longer period of time. You pick an amount you'd like to send me each month, and in return you gain access to sweet Patreon-exclusive content (check the full list of perks for details) and enjoy the benefit of my undying gratitude and affection. You can change or cancel your patronage at any time, and you'll only be charged once a month at the amount you choose to give.

Thanks so much for your support and donations!

Goals
$4 of $50 per month
This will be enough to give me hope that this thing can work, and really motivate me to write some good content.
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