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June 18, 2018

How to follow for free on Patreon

If you've heard of Patreon, I'm surprised. It's been around for several years, and I've been on it for over two years, and I like it, but most people that I talk to have never heard of it. And in an internet world of shady characters, they're a breath of fresh air. It was created by artists for artists (I sound like a commercial now!). And the big idea is to support an artist by pledging as little as a dollar a month.

But there's a slightly-hidden function that will allow you to follow for free, in spite of that fact that the site was designed as a subscription service. This won't work for all of the artists who have posted stuff on Patreon, but it will work for my Phoenix history adventuring, because I went to the trouble to set it up so the posts can be viewed for free. And yes I want you to do it. In fact I would love it if you would.

To do this, go to and look for the button that says "follow". It should be right under my little fat face. Ignore everything else. You'll get the history adventuring posts every day Monday through Friday.

And that's all there is to it. If you're curious about the "behind the scenes", it has to do with the concept of Patreon, which is not a pay site, it's a site where people can support an artist, if they choose to. As an artist, I can choose to have the stuff I post locked, or free. I've been experimenting with it, and have found that I personally like to have only the rewards locked. The posts I mark as "public" when I share them here, and they can be seen by anyone for free. I started writing this stuff many years ago and I have to admit that I'm flattered that anybody wants to read the stuff I write, which is woven around the photos that I've been collecting for over 20 years, which fires up my imagination.

I hope this helps. And whether you support me, or follow me, I'm flattered. I'd like to continue doing this for as long as I can, and I have way too much fun with it. I'm not doing this to get rich, I'm doing this to enrich my life. Thank you for walking with me.

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