I’m not comfortable asking for monthly donations, in part because I don’t put out regular and consistent work. I do some of my writing at a cafe every now and then, and order small coffees so I can justify staying inside for hours to work. Donations are limited to set dollar amounts of $3 for each transaction (roughly the cafe cost of a standard cup of espresso). People contribute whenever they want based on whether they liked something they read, all without me creating a hard expectation that I need to write regular content to earn their cash. It encourages me to write more without obligating me to write on a schedule in the event I need to suddenly focus on other things (like family or employment matters).
To everyone who contributes, I greatly appreciate it. It helps me a little and lets me know that people enjoy what I’m creating.