Didn't take me as long as I thought. Below is a list of what is going on:
Patreon is a service allowing people to "back" the site, by pledging a certain amount for each month. Every pledge level comes with different rewards and if I hit certain overall targets, I will do various extra things on the site, just like before. Because this is a subscription service you can simply pledge and forget it, I will contact you to arrange your reward if you do not contact me. This also means you could lock up a custom file slot forever, if you want.
1. I am returning to the schedule of 15 total files per month
2. All free files are still free. I will continue producing 8 free files a month and posting them for as long as income is 2000 dollars or more. If it is less, I will have to scale down output.
3. 5 of the files produced each month will be Premium Files. Anyone who pledges receives 1 premium file per 10 dollars of their pledge, from among all the premium files. For every 40 you pledge, you receive an additional bonus file. So for example someone pledging $30 may choose 3 files while someone who pledges $40 may choose 5 files. Someone who pledges $80 may choose 10 files, and so on.
4. 2 of the files produced each month will be Backer Files. If you back the site at 20 dollars or more, you will receive all of the backer files to date including the 2 for the month you backed in. You will also receive 2 premium files of your choice. You can just stop backing at that point and come back later, but then you would miss out on premium files.
5. To keep people from pledging and then going back on their pledge, rewards will not be delivered until the 10th of the month AFTER you pledge.
6. Custom files are now a pledge level on Patreon, there are a limited number of each and they come with the backer files and premium files.
All premium files now have a link to the Patreon page. I have taken some of the Premium Files and made them Backer Files. This means if you back me you will receive the 32 Backer Files on the 10th of June - provided you backed at the $20 level or above.
Premium files will still rotate into being free after 2 years, as always. Backer files will rotate into being free after 2 years as well.
Any questions, email me. I am presently rotating the Premium and Backer files to contain Patreon links instead of buy/shopping cart links.
I hope support for the site continues. I note that the stretch goals on the patreon page fail to take into account the 2200 I had received before this change. So for example at 300 dollars of Patreon pledges, the 2500 goal kicks in. At 800, the 3000 goal kicks in. And so on, for this month.