Hello fellow shiny seekers. Who doesn’t like new and shiny stuff? Pfft, no one here, of course! That’s why we’re congregated at Looking for Shinies, no? And I certainly have plans for expanding this site (as well as my Norrathian project Next in EverQuest) with lots of goodies that fall in the new and shiny categories as time goes on. More streams, videos, podcasts, comics, contests — these are but a few ideas to implement as LFS grows. Guest artists? Sure. Special swag? Oh, you bet. In fact, a much-requested fan Mumble server is the first on the list. But that growth can’t just happen on its own. http://lookingforshinies.com/2014/06/21/kickstart-lfs-for-reals-thanks-to-patreon/
Having been approached by those who’ve wanted to support my endeavors, and having a real personal distaste for ads that assault you every time you navigate a site, I’d long debated how I would proceed. The result? I have joined the ranks of Patreon. A perpetual Kickstarter-type system for content creation, Patreon allows folks a safe and easy way to support musicians, writers, and artists of all kinds while giving the artists a way to receive revenue to expand as well as personally interact with those who appreciate and consume their art. And it isn’t all up in your business like ads.
Even better, there are systems in place to help reward those who do support, with special bonuses, a supporter page, and more. The content on LSF and NiEQ will always be on the sites for free; that’s not about to change. But Patreon gives those who want to do more the chance to do so. And support means more cool stuff can come your way sooner rather than later. Feel free to check Patreon out. Even if you don’t support this site, you might find other artistic endeavors you just have to be a part of!