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22 June 2010 @ 08:35 pm
questions/poll: crowdfunded poems?  
Clarion, like everything else in California, has more budget problems than predicted. They're holding a write-a-thon this year (and kehrli is participating*! Do fund him! *twists arms*). I am simply not well enough to do a write-a-thon and anyway I shouldhave to be writing my dissertation.

But I do have poetry. And I've figured out that even if I don't write more just now, I have 11 poems that a) I haven't the spoons to figure out where to send and b) have never been up on my lj, though two have been up, locked, on seajules ' lj.

So -- would offering them for crowdfunded donations to Clarion be reasonable?  I'd put them up unlocked for all once donations reached a threshold (to be determined).  If I do it.  Which I am not sure about just yet, cause, really, I have trouble imagining that anyone would want to throw money at me...

ETA: don't know how to edit the poll, but question 3 would be in total, not per person.

So!  Poll!


Poll #1582512 Crowdsourcing poll

Would you be interested in seeing more poems here?

Yes
13(86.7%)
No
0(0.0%)
Maybe
2(13.3%)
Other (in comments)
0(0.0%)

Would you chip in to see more poems here?

Yes
4(26.7%)
No
3(20.0%)
Maybe
8(53.3%)
Other (in comments)
0(0.0%)

Reasonable donation amount per poem? (check any/all)

$10 or less
1(10.0%)
$15
0(0.0%)
$20
0(0.0%)
More than $20
1(10.0%)
Depends on poem length
5(50.0%)








* And probably several other friends of mine but I am too out of it to figure out who just now. Post later on that, health allowing
 
 
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thistle in greythistleingrey on June 23rd, 2010 04:21 am (UTC)
In the last question, do you mean total or per money-contributing person? (Total, I think, but--)
shweta_narayanshweta_narayan on June 23rd, 2010 04:25 am (UTC)
Yes, total :)
Olna Jenndormouse_in_tea on June 23rd, 2010 06:13 am (UTC)
I have no qualms about paying pro rates for crowdfunded poetry, in theory.

I sometimes wonder whether the poems have been edited and really considered, tho.

Basically, I like paying for polished poetry instead of raw drafts.

I hope I don't sound terribly snobbish. I'm not offering commentary on specific poetry, or on your poetry at all, just...in general.
shweta_narayanshweta_narayan on June 23rd, 2010 07:05 am (UTC)
I wouldn't be putting up poems I wasn't happy with; the list of possibles is most definitely pruned.

And I post my drafts under lock and ask for comments, not money :)
Olna Jenndormouse_in_tea on June 23rd, 2010 07:31 am (UTC)
Yes. I have more faith in individual authors than I do in the phenomenon of crowdfunding, in its current infant state. 's why I answered yes to your poll!
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asakiyumeasakiyume on June 23rd, 2010 10:30 am (UTC)
I always like poetry (and stories), but with crowdfunding,because money's being sought, I respond and comment less because I feel like I should only respond if I'm able to make some donation, and with so many people I know online taking donations at one time or another, it's very hard to decide how and where to spread support. But I would try to support you at some time, in some way, though it might be small.
b_writesb_writes on June 27th, 2010 03:44 pm (UTC)
I'm not in a financial position at the moment to say I'd help crowdsource anything, but I think the concept is good and worth examining.

I think it should depend not only on length but on...IDK, some kind of intangible. Form? Scope? Short poems can be as much work as the long ones.
shweta_narayanshweta_narayan on June 27th, 2010 04:48 pm (UTC)
I think a lot of people aren't in a financial position to support it at the moment :) If you're willing to signal boost, either for this or the write-a-thon, that could help too!


Short poems can be as much work as the long ones.
Yeah and as a reader I often get more out of short poems. There are of course exceptions :)
But, well, I went with the majority vote among people who said they would chip in.