Anonymous asked: Why do you update so rarely?
I’ll try to assume that you’re asking because you watch and like the blog - for which I thank you.
I do actually announce things like breaks and holidays on my mod/art blog. One of the reasons I started an OOC blog was so that I could keep OOC stuff away from AJRD. Unfortunately out of the 1,368 AJRD followers, only 57 follow that blog, so it doesn’t work as well as I intended.
On this occasion I’m not updating because my girlfriend is on holiday from work and I’m spending as much time as I can with her.
I hope you can appreciate that I do this for free, and that it takes longer than you might expect for me to draw an update. You might have noticed from the 30-minute challenges that I’m one of the slower ones. Regardless - any blogger will tell you it takes a lot of time to run a drawblog and, though I’m very grateful for all the support, I get nothing in return. (Except for the one donation from ASCII ponies - thank you, you’re awesome.)
So I hope you can give me a bit of slack and help me to enjoy updating AJRD, rather than make me feel like it’s a job that I’m doing wrong (which I’m sure was not your intention).
Thank you very much for the support.
Tentatively, I’d like to say a couple of things about the “Donate” button that’s up on AJRD.
I don’t have a job and it’s been a tough Christmas. I have, however, been busy with pony art and ended up running two blogs, both of which I love writing and drawing for, and I love the support that you have all given me. Unfortunately, though it hasn’t earned me anything material.
So I’ve opened up a Tip Jar. This is not charity, this is a service tip: for anyone who thinks I’m doing a good job and has a little bit to spare. I’ll be incredibly grateful for any amount and will keep working hard regardless.
I do not intend to make a profit out of my supporters. In fact I’m almost certain that, with the relatively small investments I’ve put into this, I will never break even.
Alternatively, if you would like a more personal return from your money, please feel free to contact me about commissions.
Thank you very much for reading. And I will try my hardest never to mention this on the AJRD blog again.