I've decided to restructure my rewards system going forward, both to engage you folks who are already patrons with more exclusive content, and hopefully grow the campaign going forward. If you check out the rewards as currently listed on my profile page, you'll notice there are now four levels: Bronze ($1), Silver ($5), Gold ($10), and Platinum ($20).
The $1 and $5 levels will remain the same as they've always been, but for the spiffy new names: $1 gets you access to my patrons-only feed and an invitation to join me on-air in our monthly Google+ Hangouts; $5 gets your name mentioned at the end of the next Facepalm Five video to be produced after I receive your pledge.
Going forward, I'm also going to make an effort to shoot the occasional video exclusively for you folks, and those special patrons-only videos will also be accessible to anyone who pledges at least $1 per month.
The two new levels offer some new perks. Those of you who pledge at the Gold level will soon have access to scripts from upcoming scripted videos, so if you're interested you can get a sneak peak of what's soon to be published on my YouTube channel, and also see a bit about how my writing process works. I expect to post scripts for videos in the 5 Things, Facepalm Five, An Atheist Reads, Steve and Stuffy, and Steve in Brief series fairly regularly, as those are always scripted. And if videos produced outside those series are scripted or shot with substantial notes, I'll share those with you, too! I'll also be posting some videos of me working behind-the-scenes from time to time, to share more about my production process for particular series, and those will be accessible to everyone starting at the Gold level, as well.
And finally, those of you who really go above-and-beyond and pledge at the Platinum level will be entitled to a personalized one-minute video starring any two characters from the Steve and Stuffy series. This is limited to one per patron, of course, but you can use your imagination and ask for the characters of your choice to talk about whatever you want in your video!
I'll be making a video summarizing this info in the next week or so, but I wanted to go ahead and post about it, because I think 2017 will be a very exciting year for me, and I want to share as much of it as I can with you folks who enable me to do it in the first place! Thanks very much for your support, patrons.
And to those of you reading this who aren't yet patrons, if you enjoy what I do and you can afford to part with a buck or two (or five or ten or twenty) a month, there's never been a better time to become a supporter of my Patreon campaign!