So I've realized that my last system wasn't so great. 3 pages per day for 7 days in a row was a bit stupid of me. I mean, the math was just atrocious, really. 21 pages in a single week. About 2-3 hours of work per page. That's a 40- to 50-hour work week right there. All for $50.
So yeah. Not my best idea. Also, you guys were just super generous--more so than I could have expected. And it ended up kinda biting me in the ass, and I fell behind on pages 'n shit.
But okay. I still wanna do this as a full-time job. I love writing TZK for you folks. And I want to provide reliable donation bonuses. But in order for this to be viable as a full-time job, I'd have to be making upwards of $2000 per month. Which seems like quite a lot, at this current juncture. And even though ads and e-book sales do add a little money, they're still pretty miniscule (currently about $90 per month, in case you were curious).
So here's how we'll start things off again.
$30 of donations will equate to a single donation bonus day, where I will post 3 pages. Donation bonus days will ALWAYS be on a Monday, Wednesday, or Friday (US Pacific time).
So basically, a maximum of three bonus days per week. Hopefully, that doesn't sound too greedy to you guys. If it does, I apologize, but I have to be realistic here. Even if all bonus days in a given month are filled, it would still only equate to $330-$390 total, which isn't even a fifth of that $2000 goal I mentioned above.
Also, I wanted a greater degree of consistency for everyone. I think a predefined M-W-F structure is better than just "whenever I feel like scheduling bonuses." And yes, that mean this coming Friday will be a bonus day.
If all goes well--the readership keeps growing and donations keep coming in--then hopefully I'll be able to increase the current $30 threshold and make that $2000 a month goal stop seeming so unreachable.
But anyway. I just wanted to explain my thought processes a bit. As always, thanks for reading, everyone.
EDIT: Oh, and there were three pages that went up today, by the way. Careful not to accidentally skip them.