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Saturday, November 9, 2019
I’m now on Patreon!
For just $1 per month, you can support my work and get early access to my videos.
For a little more, you can watch exclusive videos, ask questions that will appear in my videos, check out behind-the-scenes photos, get early access to my articles, read advance chapters of my books, view my office archives (such as early photos, articles, and unpublished material), and more. Thanks for your support!
Click HERE to go to my Patreon page.
As a follow-up to the above paragraph, I’ve had some people who aren’t really into gaming ask me about the whole Patreon phenomenon. Some had never heard of it. It's Patreon, as in Patron of the Arts. It seems like something new since so many YouTubers have Patreon accounts, but the concept actually dates back centuries. Catherine the Great was a patron of the arts, for example. Kings, queens, and other people of means would give money to artists, writers, musicians, and the like to support them in their work. Sometimes they would be rewarded with special perks, such as “free” commissions and private performances.
There’s been a bit of backlash against Patreon since some people have abused the program, but there are some excellent Patreon pages where you get some really cool perks for your contributions. The concept of the Patron has come back in a big way in part because it is harder these days to make money creating videos, books, albums, etc. than it was just a few short years ago. There are many reasons for this, including a very crowded field of content creators. Patreon can be a crucial way for the creator to keep it at. With my Patreon account, I will endeavor to make it worthwhile for anyone who contributes with all kinds of perks, including behind-the-scenes stuff, exclusive videos and articles, a look at archival material (including unpublished work), and more.
Thanks for your support!