Picture: Sarah Brick. Hair&make-up: Louise Heywood
Firstly, an important huge thanks to all those that took the time to fill within the current Mailchimp survey. We haven’t completed one earlier than and I used to be completely delighted that so lots of you responded. You actually are a superb bunch of girls! We’re presently collating all of the suggestions and contemplating future options, so it’s an extremely helpful information.
As I’ve talked about the Patreon subscription on the finish of a few options not too long ago, I assumed I’d rapidly clarify my reasoning. This summer time, That’s Not My Age shall be 15 years outdated, later this 12 months I’ll be 60 and so it appears like time to take inventory. I wish to actually concentrate on That’s Not My Age over the approaching months. The neighborhood right here is extremely essential to me, I like all of your considerate feedback and strategies and the truth that a few of you’ve been with me for your entire journey. And I would like this website (and all the opposite social media add-ons) to be useful and inspirational to everybody.
For some time I’ve been contemplating whether or not to maneuver over to a distinct platform, one with a paywall so that every one the content material is in a single place (relatively than the present TNMA-Patreon hybrid). However Tom our ace Tech Man has appeared into this and if we went with the most suitable choice accessible it could imply dropping a number of the performance; mainly round commenting which is a elementary a part of TNMA. And, I undoubtedly don’t wish to lose the improbable discussions we’ve! So, in the interim I’m going to maintain the Patreon subscription as is, however shall be reviewing the state of affairs and protecting a watch out for any new, super-duper platforms that come alongside.
One other enormous thanks to all those that pay a subscription, it helps to maintain That’s Not My Age going. The whole lot prices extra at this time, as everyone knows. Utility payments, on-line safety, hosting, transport prices, studio rent (due to the climate and the scale of my flat, we shoot TNMA photographs within the studio all through the winter months, see above), and so forth and on…
After all, I would like to have the ability to pay my contributors pretty; from my good assistant Helen and the opposite skilled journalists who write common options, to photographers and hair & make-up artists; and charges have elevated throughout the board. With out your help on the subscription platform, I must spend extra time engaged on paid freelance commissions and fewer time on That’s Not My Age – or extra adverts! Not doing this implies I can proceed writing and enhancing That’s Not My Age to a excessive, skilled commonplace, provide you with higher content material and pay myself a small wage, too.
With Patreon, there are quite a few cost ranges, we preserve costs cheap, supply common giveaways and reductions, unique content material and hopefully this 12 months a few occasions. Watch this area! New subscribers are at all times welcome; all the main points are HERE. Your help is essential.
Thanks a lot on your continued dedication. It means the world to me,
STYLE NOTES: I’m carrying the stripy silk scarf from my Lasletts collaboration (nonetheless accessible HERE). An outdated T-shirt (comparable HERE, HERE and HERE) and the East View knitted vest from Seasalt.