This, crudely said is: Shit!
If you want to motivate, you have to make those you are targeting feel special.
- Special in the sense that they will be supporting something that could change a lot and might even be of historic significance.
In all ways what you write there is all about you as the single developer of Elive and that you deserve to get paid, no more - period!
That IMHO is not "motivational" but "self congratulation".
You really, really have to think hard on what you want and how you want to do it.
What you've been doing hasn't worked, isn't working and shows no signs of getting better in the near future.
Albeit you certainly have perseverance.
So start asking yourself:
- what will my life look like in 10 years, realisticly
- what do I want it to look like, I wish.
- how can I achieve that, realisticly
I've got some thoughts on that but not really apt for public threads.
I don't mind putting extra effort (including financial) in that, don't mind changing my views after a discussion but definitely don't feel like talking to a brick-wall that doesn't have any other intentions than doing stuff like they've always been done before.
It's dead simple: No community: No joy!