1/Tuula (Finnish) 2/guster, gut-buster, cyclone with capacity for gentle breezes 3/cyclist 4/conservationist 5/unashamed memoirist 6/serial blogger (see [bicycling across country for good food] and [building a tiny house, living in it for 3 years]) 7/croissant judge 8/gemini 9/patriot 10/worm rancher 11/optimist
I love blogging. For me, it’s the most direct way to translate my vast experiences into word nuggets that are philosophical, poetic, interesting and useful – sometimes all at the same time.
I’ve been doing it for years, for free. I have supported myself with other work that is generally less useful to society as a whole. Meanwhile, I’ve watched the internet spiral into a sad soup of popups, unwanted video ads, and corporate-sponsored crap. I’m ready to change all that.
I’ll never put ads on my blog (and encourage you to use an adblocker to opt out of the WordPress ads that show up without my consent!). Instead, I ask you to opt-in to support me using the Patreon link on the side of this page.
Once you go to Patreon, you can read about the various bonuses you’ll get for supporting me, then sign up to make a a painless one-time or monthly donation. (While you’re there, you might find some other worthy artists, musicians, etc. that will bring magic into your life.)
Paywalls are new to the internet, but I think they’re important, and extremely practical. Why rely on advertisers and corporate sponsorships to produce every little thing? With sites like Patreon, you pay for what you want to read/see/listen to, and not what you don’t.
Consider it an alternative to the current advertising-flooded, big-media-owned internet. And thank you.