In Defense(?!) of the Declined Patreon Pledge…
Every month, it’s the same thing.
A dozen or so Patreon pledges are declined, and the amount of money I receive from my monthly campaign is less than expected.
And every month, I assume the worst. I’ve been cheated! Swindled! Hoodwinked!
Until I found out that the pledges that I’d made to other Patreon campaigns had been declined this month.
I had become the very thing I had despised!
Indignant, and filled with shame, I set out to Make Things Right.
Woof. Easier said than done.
Having seen this process from the other side, I’ll be a little reluctant to call foul on my patrons in the future.
Here’s what I found out.