Hey my friends. <3
Today I just wanted to bring a few updates to your attention, just to make sure everyone’s on the same page. 🙂
I also wanted to say, phl recently mentioned to me that the blog’s become a lot livelier this year, and I totally agree. It’s really so great to see you guys enjoy hanging out on the blog, and chatting with one another. It makes me feel such a sense of community here, and that wouldn’t be possible without you guys. Thanks for being here!! 🥰
1. A SPRUCED-UP FULL LIST
You might have noticed that the Full List of shows (along with other smaller lists, like Full Reviews, Flash Reviews and Dropped Shows) suddenly looks a lot longer. It’s not because I suddenly added a lot of reviews to the list; it’s because now shows are also listed by their alternative titles.
For example, Answer Me 1988, formerly only listed under “A,” is now also listed as Reply 1988 under “R,” and The Light In Your Eyes, formerly only listed under “T,” is now also listed as Dazzling under “D,” and also as Radiant under “R.” This should make the list more user-friendly, especially for viewers who may not be aware that the show they’re looking for has more than one title.
Thanks to Geo, for the suggestion!
PS: If you spot a show on the list that isn’t listed by its alternative title, let me know, and I’ll fix it.
2. A FEW ADDITIONS TO THE SIDE BAR
You may also have noticed that I’ve added a couple of additional icons to the sidebar, like the one above and the one below.
Many of you expressed that you found the Where To Watch post useful, so now you can easily find it anytime you want it, via the icon on the sidebar. Thanks to Snow Flower for the suggestion!
While I was at it, I decided to add an icon to also make Jesse’s fantastic guest post on the practical factors affecting onscreen chemistry easily available as well.
3. IMPROVED PATREON TIERS
Why the change?
You might recall that when I first got on Patreon, I created a Friendship Tier ($5/month), where I said that I would make patrons’ comments a priority, even if I fall behind on comments in general. This promise was applicable to all other higher tiers as well.
When I first announced it, some of you expressed discomfort at this “benefit,” but were willing to roll with it, since I wanted to try it out.
Well, guess what? You guys had the right instinct about it – it was not a great idea after all. 😝 I have found that it is really difficult to keep track of everyone, especially when the volume of comments is high, and I’ve been feeling quite guilty about not being able to keep this promise. First of all, I’m really sorry about that, and second of all, I’ve decided that some changes are in order.
What’s the change?
Essentially, I’m replacing my promise to prioritize comments, with episode notes to one additional show.
The Friendship Tier has been renamed Early Access, and the tier that used to be known as Early Access, has been renamed Early Access Plus.
With this change, the total number of shows I’ll be covering in Patreon is now 5 instead of 4, and if you previously had access to episode notes for 1 show, now you have access to episode notes for 2 shows, and if you previously had access to episode notes for 2 shows, now you have access to episode notes for 3 shows, and so on. Does that make sense?
In terms of comments, I will go back to keeping up with comments as best as I can, but now I make no priority promises to anyone, which removes the discomfort you guys had felt earlier, and also removes the guilt I was struggling with, when I couldn’t keep that promise. 😅
On a related tangent, I also want to say that I see and read all the comments, and I very much enjoy hearing all of your thoughts. It’s just that with the blog becoming livelier – which, for the record, is a wonderful thing that I love – I find that sometimes I just can’t keep up with replying to comments as much as I want to. Please know that I read them all, though, ok?
THE 6 TIERS AT A GLANCE
Here’s a quick overview of the Patreon tiers as they now stand. The only unaffected tier is the Adblock tier, to which there is no change. I really hope that you guys like this change to the Patreon tiers, as I think this is an improvement to what I had in place before.
1. Adblock Tier
Benefit: Join this tier, and never feel guilty about using an AdBlocker on this site again!
2. Early Access (previously Friendship Tier)
Benefit: Early access to my episode notes on ONE show (selected by me) that I’m watching, before they get sorted and crafted into the final reviews.
3. Early Access Plus (previously Early Access Tier)
Benefit: Early access to my episode notes on TWO shows (selected by me) that I’m watching, before they get sorted and crafted into the final reviews.
4. VIP Early Access
Benefit: Early access to my episode notes on THREE shows (selected by me) that I’m watching, before they get sorted and crafted into the final reviews.
5. VVIP Early Access
Benefit: Early access to my episode notes on FOUR shows (selected by me) that I’m watching, before they get sorted and crafted into the final reviews.
6. Ultimate Early Access
Benefit: Early access to my episode notes on FIVE shows (selected by me) that I’m watching, before they get sorted and crafted into the final reviews.
THIS MONTH ON PATREON
Here’s an overview of the shows I will be covering this month on Patreon. I’m almost done with two of the shows, so their planned successors are also listed below.
Let me know if you’d like me to make this announcement monthly, to keep everyone updated on the shows that I’m covering / plan to cover on Patreon for the month!
Early Access: Hi Bye, Mama!
Early Access Plus: + Mystic Pop-Up Bar
VIP Early Access: + A Couple’s World (The World of the Married), to be followed by My Unfamiliar Family
VVIP Early Access: + Oh My Baby
Ultimate Early Access: + Hospital Playlist, to be followed by It’s Okay To Not Be Okay
..AND THAT’S IT!
That’s all for my small collection of announcements! If you have any questions or clarifications, do post them in a comment below.
To patrons on Patreon, thank you so much for your support; I really hope you’ve been enjoying the Early Access posts. Do let me know how that’s been working out for you. 🙂
And to all who have generously contributed to the blog on Paypal, I am ever so grateful for your love and encouragement. Thank you so much! <3
Thank you everyone, for being on this journey with me, and for being part of this blog’s growing community. <3