Hello friends, fans, and family,
the weekend is already gone?! I am sorry y'all it has been a really busy week for me and I have so much to do with school. Before I knew it the weekend is gone. Well, that is okay. I am happy to see another day. Thank you all for your support. I am working on my new gospel/christian single. I am planning on doing a lot this on coming year. I would like to know what you all think about that.
I am thinking about opening a Patreon page. Doing an album cost a lot of money and with out proper equipment and training it is all for not and someone else would be needed to make it happen. I am known as Isaac M in the music industry. I started out doing R&B/pop/Rap but once I gave my life to God I felt the need to do gospel/christian music. This took some time because I was and still am performing my original songs which are R&B, pop, and rap. So, I let my fans know that I was going to to the transition and I did over time. I came out with two more albums but I did not like the album so I did not release it. I did release some songs but I would have like to have done more with them. But the songs are good and my fans loved them. I took a long break due to over working myself. As an indie artist everything is done by the artist, in a group the load can be split but as a solo artist the load is all on that artist unless that person can recruit some help. I have always sucked at recruiting so it was left to me to do everything and I did because I had no choice. I tried my best to recruit some help.
Okay, fast forwarding many times over it is easier to do a lot more with a lot less. I always had to work very hard on things partly because I was a perfectionist and part because I would see something that I would want to change and/or improve. I worked on a lot of different projects and I look forward to seeing them flourish and I am still waiting on that but I did not stop working on it and doing other things. Some would say that I stretch myself too thin. But I saw it a an opportunity and at first it seemed like people would be interested in my work and efforts so I gave it a go. Needless to say that all ended in failure and much money spent not to mention the discouragement. Now, we are at present day and even though I am not going to be paying my rent with my earning I am finally earning something off of my music. I have people who really like my songs. Now I am thinking maybe I can do another album?! Maybe it is my time?! Maybe I can finally do this?!
So, that bring me to my title, To Patreon Or Not To Patreon?! That Is The Question. I have done indie gogo before and Kick Starter but all of my efforts ended in failure needless to say. So, I am more than just a little slow in learning and starting a Patreon Page. I am not sure if I did not have enough loyal fans who were willing to pay and/or if I was asking too much of them, but I did not get one donation, not one. So, yeah, in a lot of pain at that time to see my efforts which was everything that I had and could do go to nothing?! I also was not sure if people felt like I was a shame, scam and/or anything like that which really hurt not just because of my efforts and music already created and me trying to network and show and proove but because after so many failures and believe me they are many failures. So, to even consider doing another song much less an album was, crazy and it was a lot for me. I am definitely not young anymore and I am not a genus and/or even that smart. Not to mention I am not sure how much I have left in the tank. So, the question arises, should I even be trying?! I always here all of the bad and negative stuff about everything that I would never be so I got that. Now, I am trying to do a christian album and yeah I hesitate to call it a gospel album because of the laugh and disappointment that I get from people but yeah, it is that also.
Do anyone know what Patreon do? In a nut shell they are like kick starter but on a monthly basis. If I was to open a Patreon page would anyone be interested in supporting my album creation? This is the question that I ask myself and my fans. I would be asking for monetary support and not just kind words. Can my fans handle this request from me? There would be gifts, awards, and progress reports in return. So, yeah, I am clear on where I am in life and at this moment. I am still believing in God and I am still pressing forward it just maybe in a different direction. I don't know yet. I am currently praying about it and even constantly praying about it. Keep me in prayer y'all this blog has been from the heart and the wholeness of my music career or lack there of. Have an awesome day and week.
Thank you for your support! If you would like to comment and/or say what you think about anything that I have said, please do. Speak your mind. I know that I am doing a lot but when "you" (in this case me or I ) have failed so much and so consistently there is only a few things that I could do and that is either give up or try again so I tried again and I am trying again. I think that I am trying again because of many reasons and one of those reasons is maybe I did see something and/or heard something. Maybe what I may have seen and heard gave me hope, is that hope false?! Well, I don't know and if I don't try again then I will never know. So, here we are my attempt, again, haha. I am still not sure about the Patreon page thing, I did try it with the JB&I Show and no not one, not one donation. So, that is not encouraging, haha. But the hope that I got made me think that maybe I missed something and that missing information could and possibly would change everything. Thank you again.
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Okay, ah, I am 8010az on twitch.tv, and I am Da Fire Hawk on the JB&I Show, and I am the Fire Hawk on face book and I am DJ Fire Hawk on the I.ME iRadio Station and of course I am Isaac M in my music, but my real name is Isaac Middleton. Thank you for reading and thank you for your support in whatever way that you can support. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
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