Before I get into those changes, the first thing I want to do is thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for all the support and love that I have felt from the Volks community. I would never, ever have come as far or been able to accomplish what I could without your support. It’s because of this support that I feel like I should move things forward and try to push what this website is and what we do.
What does that mean? Well, it means better content in different forms, driven by Volks events, news and updates. I’m beginning a podcast- which is SO year 2000- but is actually a fantastic outlet and way to communication news, rumors and opinion about everything that is going on with the doll brand we adore so much. I’m publishing it weekly and there’s gonna be a lot to talk about! The first podcast is free to listen to, it’s already up and goes over the important changes to Tenshi no Mon and some Dolpa 40 News as well. This is a direct example of how I want to do more, have more fun and drive better content to Tenshi no Mon.
Does that mean this website is going away? For now, no. TenshinoMon.com is an important archive that people still find useful. I did not hit my fund raising mark to pay for another year of the site (Thank you to those of you who did contribute!) but I did make a dent and so for those people who care and support the website remains up. What will change is that all new content will be available on our website at Patreon. Our old data bases on this site for DD Dream Choice, FCS information, etc will all be updated as needed. Tenshi no Mon is -and will remain- a gateway to the world of Super Dollfie for those first meeting the product.
….and now it’s time to look forward.
Why Patreon? Well, it makes certain that I get paid for my time and work I do for the community. I became very tried these last two months due to the increasing popularity of the shopping service and the website. All the correspondence, all the writing and editing I do for free and it takes hours to keep up with everything. By going through Patreon and spending just a dollar a month you can support the website and make sure our content continues to grow and get better. One of the biggest goals I currently have on Patreon is getting only 20 people to support us at the $1 tier- this would ensure the continued existence of Tenshi no Mon in the future. If we go beyond those goals then I can begin to pay for better translations for Volks News pages, website content and event pages. We can even support live coverage of Volks events in Japan!
Ultimately none of these advances would be possible on WordPress. The worst thing about hosting on WordPress is that the only way to get better content is to pay for it yourself (not sustainable over long periods of time), add advertisements (which sucks frankly) or try beg for money (also sucks). Patreon will ensure I never have to ask people to help keep the website up and you’ll know you’re getting even better content. There’s lot of amazing places we can go and I do hope you decide to join us on the journey. I can’t wait to make lots of videos, podcasts and keep up with our continued coverage of new, events, rumors, and more!
Thank you so much for being part of this website and part of my life.
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