t.r.h. blue

is creating poems and other writings

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About t.r.h. blue

Hello everyone!

I see you've stumbled upon my Patreon page! Good to see you over here.

I've been debating with myself about announcing this exists since 2015 - it feels like there are already so many of these floating around, asking for money, for attention, for clicks, for support, and I have deeply not wanted to add to the noise. At the same time, I've been getting increasing requests for some longer form content - namely, poetry books, although I do have a couple other things in mind as well! The trouble is in balancing the creative work that pays the bills with the creative work that some of you are requesting, and that I'd really prefer to be doing in the long run.

So, all that being said, I'm finally launching my Patreon with these things in mind for what that looks like:

1) I won't be adding to the noise. There are enough demands on all of us, aren't there? I can barely keep up with social media as it is and still be adequately present to my life and my work. So I will do my best to send over some things - some poems, some musings, some reminders I need personally that perhaps will resonate with you too. But content here will necessarily be soft, minimal, and gentle on your inbox.

If you're looking for a lot of content that makes patronage "worth it," please feel absolutely free to go support other artists who have the social media fortitude to provide that! If you're looking for some highly interactive, talented, independent artists to support, I will even send you some recommendations! Support the kinds of artists whose pace and content fits with what you need - I am all about that! And if that is me, then wonderful! Welcome! I'm honored!

2) I really believe my best work is ahead of me, and your support frees me up to work on it. I'm finally, finally working on some things here that I've wanted to do since I was a child, when I first knew I was a writer. Somewhere along the way, scarcity choked out some of those dreams - it was a personal goal and therefore wasn't worth the time, and there was never enough of something - of money, of time, of creative energy, of ideas to share or stories to tell. There were easier endeavors that "put others first," and they weren't meaningless - I am grateful I've been able to participate in the art and aims of people I love and support.

But, as I've mentioned a few times before, I'm learning to breathe a little better, and to make space for the things that are important to me too. And this is important to me. I don't want to give away too much just yet, but they're rectangular and made of paper and binding and words :)

If you choose to support me here, THANK YOU. I am the only one who works for me, and your support means I can put a little less energy, for a moment, into creating content that requires a quick turnaround, and more into creating the content my spirit has been all but begging me to prioritize.

3) I am grateful for your support, and it is enough exactly as it is. If you don't have the capacity or interest to support me in this way, there is no love lost - there is absolutely no obligation to support me, no expectation at all. I'm clearly poor with marketing, as my incentives, shall we say, leave a bit to be desired? Ha! I recognize that every dollar of support is a MASSIVE gift. I recognize that every repost, every share, every reading of my work is also a gift. Y'all have already blessed me more than I can say just by sticking around, and it means the world.

I hope you are all well and stay well. I hope you find more stories, more poems, more songs, more words that mean something to you and that compel and remind you to live life in a way that is meaningful to you. I hope you are reading good books and spending time in good company. And, if you choose to support me here, I hope you like what I'm working on :)

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

torri r.h. blue
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$25.37 of $1,250 per month
$1250/mo will buy me LOTS of time to be working on some exciting and important projects, and to pay my design guy when the time comes for that - that's the only goal for now!
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