Evan Sidery

is creating Independent Multimedia Journalism

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Hello, everyone, and welcome to my Patreon page! As you all know, I am the Phoenix Suns beat writer for SB Nation's Bright Side of the Sun. However, what you probably don't know is that I'm also still in college.

With around 18 months left of scheduled course work, I'm still trying to juggle out that alongside creating daily content while also working another part-time job. All of these are side jobs, so it's not high pay either but, hopefully soon, I want to be able to transition into making journalism my full-time occupation.

I grew up with my dad saving me the sports section when I woke up and I would eye down the latest scores and news from the night before. Instantly, I was hooked to not only loving sports but it also planted the seed in my head of wanting to stay in this field in some capacity.

I've been chasing this dream of mine since I was 14. Back then, I told my parents I wanted to be a sports writer covering an NBA or NFL team.

Well, I'm doing that right now with the Suns and am loving every second of it seven years after making that promise. Once I graduate from school, I want to be able to continue this in some form or fashion.

This passion isn't going away anytime soon. It's only getting larger and larger as I continue to learn the ropes of this business even further.

Eventually, I want to be able to bring coverage of the Suns and NBA from all angles (written, audio and video). Donating would go straight into my funds of helping pay for upgraded and or new equipment for all three. Also, it allows me to focus more of my time on what I love most.

I'm hoping to use this as a platform to help further reach my goal of creating sustainability for myself in my dream job. Right now, it's happening but once I graduate it likely will end unless I get some help from Suns and NBA fans who read my content over on Bright Side of the Sun and listen in over on Locked On Suns.

With donations, I would be able to make Locked On Suns an everyday podcast with top of the line audio while also working tirelessly on creating new ideas for Suns content in written and video forms.

Here's hoping that I'm still bringing Suns coverage once the 2020s rolls around, with even more awesome content via all different avenues coming your way. At least that's the goal, and any contribution would be greatly appreciated!

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