I shouldn't complain about this, but...I don't know. A few entries back, I did say that I wanted to get something off my chest, but the whole Patreon buzz overwrote what was bothering me. It's Twitter and the "Favorite vs Retweet" thing. I think it's more of a concern for artist (or anybody that's kickin' out creative content). If you're like me and barely make a blip on the radar (or not even on it to begin with), Retweets are essential for spreading content. On that particular site, that's how you get on the radar. I feel bad complaining about this, but I read a thing where someone else had a similar gripe. I'm totally paraphrasing, but they put it like this, "Favoriting my art lets me know that you viewed it, but it also lets me know it wasn't worth Retweeting." The same could be said about a tune on Soundcloud or something you made on Etsy---whatever you do. Now that I have that negativity swimming in my head, I can't help but feel a little bummed out when I see the occasional notification.
Am I being irrational here? Overacting... making it bigger than it should be? I feel a tad bit egotistical, like... Who am I to tell you what you do on Twitter? At the same time, a Retweet has more value than a Favorite... at least for art. Faves are nice, but Retweets go a long way. That's my point.
Want to support my upcoming webcomic, Argo-7 (or my illustration work in general)? You should totally become my Patron.
Today, I'm tending to character designs. At the latest, I'll update the activity feed on Thursday. It's exclusive content, but I'm considering changing the initial tier for access to a $1 monthly pledge. I'm completely new to this, so it's difficult to tell if I'm doing something.... wrong. On the other hand, if you have any suggestions for what I should include for perks, please let me know.
I plan to do a Livestream very soon. Definitely in the ballpark of early October (either the 3rd or the 10th). I think Saturday is a safe day that's not going to interfere with anyone's schedule. Still, if you have a suggestion for a better date, I'm all ears.