I would enjoy speaking with one of your writers or being mentioned on the blog.
I have not yet felt an imposter syndrome sentiment, but I feel there may be some reasons for that.
I write content for Mouse Guard role-play game; it is content intended for game masters to easily print and bring to a game session. Although I only embarked on Patreon within the past year, I had already gained a reputation in social platforms of the Mouse Guard gaming community for providing advise, custom content (such as custom missions), and direct consults (such as revisions for someone else’s custom mission). Having gained the sense of reputation from the social platforms, I felt a natural bridge toward making content and expecting compensation.
My audience is somewhat small and niche. Also, I’ve been cautious not to overload my Patreon page with too much content at once. I feel these two factors help me feel less of an imposter. I’m not writing for everyone, though I do wish the audience were more engaged and larger. Yet, I feel it’s going to grow this year. Also, I take time for careful editing and self-revision to ensure the content is good. I feel I’ve got killer taste for Mouse Guard game content and ficiton, but it will take time to really translate that into the best possible content. I’m confident in the content I currently write, and I’m certain it will get better over time.
Having a reputation, doing self-revision, and having a niche audience I feel contribute to the confidence I have that Prevail will continue to grow and will fit my available schedule for writing. I get a sense of accomplishment each time I schedule a new post with game content. That’s a rewarding moment.
In contrast, I’d like to grow my audience, and I know I ought to have started years ago when the Mouse Guard community had a stronger following. I could have leveraged the reputation better, and gained more collaborative credentials working with others who were active in the community years ago, who have been less active or inactive in recent months/years.