In February 2019, I switched to a 75% part-time schedule so that I could spend one week each month working on my own stuff at the cost of slashing a quarter of my wage.
I spend all of these weeks working on opensource software and writing articles, however I depend on sponsorship from the community to maintain that planning. Without enough sponsors, I need to skip some weeks and take contracts and sponsored developments to cover my expenses.
For a year, github will match your funding. Prefer Github over Patreon if you’re willing to sponsor me and haven’t yet. If you are already a sponsor on Patreon and don’t mind switching to Github, it will double your contribution at no cost for you.