Hi Rochelle here.
The pigheaded individualist who has created Sicily Inside and Out.
I’m someone who thinks and writes and writes what she thinks
Lately, I’ve become obsessed with the idea of making a living with my creativity.
Over the years, I’ve seen the explosion of the entrepreneurial creative who can use their skills to create things their audience loves and also find their own patrons.
Blogging off and on over the last decade, I’ve made many connections with my readers. I’ve answered every question about Sicily, given advice and shared my knowledge.
While I’m on social media, I find myself greeting the same faces, conversing with the regular commenters, checking in on everyone during the Covid pandemic.
It’s a different kind of community that helps me to keep motivated and fills me with happiness.
I’ve lost count of how often I was so close to giving up blogging altogether when out of the blue, someone has let me know how my work has helped them or made their day.
Thank you to anyone who has helped me out. Your comments and interactions are just as important as my work.
Since I’ve been trying to be more consistent and creating more content, I’m going to start asking people to help me too.
I like the idea of Patreon, where the patrons subscribe to help their favourite artists, and there is this interaction between patron and artist.
Right now, I feel as if I don’t have the time to set up this kind of complex and ongoing relationship.
But I thought a more excellent way of interacting with you would be to use Buy me a coffee which is a simple way of giving back.
It’s a one-off donation that I don’t feel guilty accepting, and that isn’t really a big deal. What’s wrong with buying a coffee for a friend every once in a while?
You are going to see this option popping up on this blog. If you are not interested, just ignore it, but if I’ve helped you out, made your day, or you simply want to show your gratitude go ahead and buy me a coffee.
I’m going to try and keep showing up for you, despite the difficulties of these times and the usual lack of time and not much support.
I write for the love of writing, and I’m always happy it all brings joy. Here’s to taking one more step together towards making a living from my words which is my ultimate dream.
Thanks ever so much for reading along.
I love this space I’ve etched out in my life for my self-expression.
It is a joy to have you along with me on this crazy journey called life.
Love and light to the SI&O community.