I just posted a poll, asking the simple question of whether or not you would donate to a Kickstarter campaign for this site. I know I've toyed around with ideas to monetize the popularity of my work before, but this is a little different for one simple reason.
Some of you may know that I have an incurable form of leukemia that requires a sizable amount of money to treat. Right now, that amount (after insurance pays its share) is a little over a thousand dollars a month. I don't think I need to tell you guys that having that kind of bill thrown on top of the rest of my financial responsibilities makes for a very difficult-to-manage situation.
To combat this financial issue, I'm faced with a couple of options. First on the list is to simply work more. I'm fortunate to have a job where I can work as many as hours as I have to (though it's commission based), so the logic is that if I work more (I usually work 45-50 hours a week as it is), I'll make more, thus making the financial load a little easier to manage. If I went that route, I probably wouldn't be able to post as much here.
The other option is to finally find a way to capitalize on this site's potential. It's a little more difficult than you might imagine, simply because of its content. Paypal won't let me put up a "Donate" button (because it's an adult site). So I've been considering starting a Kickstarter campaign. However, I won't if you, as the fans, find it distasteful.
So there's my conundrum in a nutshell. I'd appreciate any input you may want to offer.