Today’s post will be brief and to the point because it has nothing to do with Pelikan and everything to do about me which is, admittedly, uncomfortable territory. Perhaps it’s the fear of rejection that has fed my reticence. I have never been one to promote myself or ask for anything beyond your continued readership. I have worked very hard over the past several years to bring you the latest Pelikan news, reviews of unique pens in the line-up, and in-depth, heavily researched original content. That last part has been perhaps the most satisfying for me personally. To date, I have done all of this at my own expense, both financially and with regards to my limited free time. I have always wanted to focus on the content and not allow for distraction. That is why you will never find an ad on my site nor will any of my content ever be placed behind a paywall. Also, to retain my impartiality and independence, I do not solicit nor accept sponsorships.
This site is for the love of the brand, for writing, and for all of the things that go along with it. Along the way, I picked up some really awesome pen friends and the support from the community at large has been overwhelming. Still, it cost money to host the blog, buy new pens to review, and to have giveaways. What has become clear is that the strain on me and my resources is becoming more noticeable. With that in mind, I have taken the plunge and launched a Patreon page for The Pelikan’s Perch, something that I have toyed with over the years but to which I’ve never committed. If you’re unfamiliar, Patreon is a service that allows you to pledge financial support to a creator for making the stuff that you love and, best of all, there is no fixed dollar amount. You can pledge as much or as little as you’d like. Even a monthly pledge of just $1 would go a long way. Your patronage would allow me to potentially cover my fees and allow me to do more with the site over time. I can’t offer much in return for your generosity but, if you want to be my patron, you will get my sincerest and most heartfelt thanks for your kindness and support. In addition to that, I will use my “Patron Only” postings on the Patreon site to keep you up to date with what I’m working on. Those musings will serve as a way to peak behind the curtain and see what I’m up to before it hits the blog. If you choose not to donate, I totally understand and I still appreciate and value your readership and thank you for your consideration. Whatever you decide, know that I will continue to run the blog in its current form for as long as I can because I truly enjoy what I do and I hope that you do too. I’ll leave it there for now. If you’d like to contribute, you can click on the link below or use the link at the bottom of this page. For those that prefer, you can also find a link to my PayPal account. Thanks for reading!