I just finished my first month on Patreon, and it actually went well: www.patreon.com/gavalanche
I'm going to try to keep the momentum going by reminding everyone here that my Patreon exists, it will be the primary location to find new content by me, my Tumblr will be the other location I'll be investing in the most, and this DA account will be used basically as a warehouse for the few G-PG rated pieces I make (at lower res and stamped with Patreon logos): gavalanche-presents.tumblr.com…
I'm also doing live streams now. I'm trying to keep a regular schedule that'll have me streaming at least twice a month. The streams are open to the public, but only patrons are given the stream schedule in advance and are allowed to make suggestions. Suggestions =/= commissions, or free requests. It just means that if I know you are a patron, and I'm having trouble coming up with something to draw, I'm willing to read your idea and consider working it into something if I happen to like it.
I'm still not going to be taking commissions for a long time. This is because I'm working on other arts projects completely removed from Gavalanche, as well as maintaining a normal day job. So if I'm going to make any content for all of my followers, and patrons on a regular basis, then I need to focus on doing that instead of giving time over to private art pieces. When I do open for commissions I'm going to be inclined to take commissions from my pledged patrons first. That's not greed, that's just respect. On a long term basis I tend to receive more money from all of my patrons than I do from any one commissioner, so I owe the patrons any little perk I can throw their way.
So find me on patreon. Give a dollar if you can. If you can't, maybe tell some friends about it. At the very least follow my Tumblr. Don't expect much fresh new stuff here though.