LockeProposal is creating historical anecdotes from some of the best literary sources.
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patrons

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Hello!

Welcome to my Patreon page! Ideally, you're already familiar with my daily content over at Reddit.com. If that's the case, then you can already guess that this must have become something of a second job for me - and in a way it has. And it's always something I've done for free, solely to encourage others to want to learn more about history. I've also begun incorporating the work I've been doing for years for these communities into a book. I'm still in the research stage, but I'm planning to finish researching well before the end of spring 2019 at the latest. And you can help make that project a reality by giving a little bit of support.

So what are these history subs you've been talking about?

For those of you who don't know, I created:

HistoryAnecdotes

TheGrittyPast

HistoryQuotes

...and have been been providing daily content to each of these every day since. I first started this in June 2015, and it's truly turned into a project of passion for me. I treat these like daily blogs in practice. In essence, I do the dirty work of pouring through historical non-fiction works - some of them modern, some of them classics - and find the best short anecdotes and contemporary accounts that I can. The book will be a much more demanding project, and I am researching/writing it while still producing daily content for my three subs, AND working a full-time job, as well as other responsibilities. But I'm determined to keep the quality at the level my subscribers have come to expect. Of course, this means I always provide my sources, and I'm continually challenged to provide a varied body of topics, time periods, and cultures for your enjoyment.

Are you a historian?

No! Not even close! As Dan Carlin (my hero) constantly reminds his listeners, "I'm not a historian, I'm a fan of history." What I do is something that anyone can do. I've simply made a hobby out of exposing others to history in the best way I know how: to laugh, to cry, and to feel a connection with our past.

Truth be told, I work in healthcare, and in that respect I'm very fortunate to be able to help others in my daily grind. The way I like to look at it is this: In my day job I get to help people; in my hobbies I get to learn more about them. It's an attitude that I've found to be very healthy, and I consider myself fortunate.

Why do you do all this?

Why do I spend hours of every day I have off from work doing all this? Because it helps make this knowledge and education accessible to others. I have memories of history class to which most of you can probably relate: it's boring and uninspiring. I don't agree with schools teaching the topic the way they do: whittled down and simplified to names and dates. My philosophy is that if you start by making a person feel something about the topic which you are teaching, they will want to continue to learn about it, and ideally they will continue to do so long after you've left the room. I want to make you laugh, to make you cry, and to inspire you to go out there and start buying these books. I want you to be obsessed like I am, and for the same reasons. Money has never been my prime motivator, and I think my record and community interaction will reflect that fact to your satisfaction.

So why should I donate?
You should only donate if you have the money to spare and you want to show your appreciation. There are some benefits and perks I've outlined for patrons of various pledge amounts, but those are tertiary benefits to my mind. It's a bonus.

I think you should donate if you enjoy the content, you feel that it has helped to enhance your appreciation for history, and if you want to support the book I'm working on. Every little bit helps me: It helps me pay for my continuing education, to purchase more history books (with which to keep you all entertained), and may even help to invest in the future of my history projects (and book). Truth be told I am employed full time and am not struggling to pay my bills, so I choose to look at any donations I receive as a gratuity, and an increasing incentive to stay on track with my history book.

Even if you choose not to donate, I will still be delivering my daily content as usual - the idea was never that this material should be locked behind a paywall. But if you choose to donate, I hope that you are satisfied with the rewards I've created. And please do keep in mind that I'm always open to feedback. You can reach me directly here, on Twitter, or on Reddit. Either way, I hope to be seeing more of all of you, and I'm excited to keep doing this!

From the bottom of my heart, thank you.
Tiers
Neptune
$3 or more per month 4 patrons
You want to be supportive, but you also just want to stick with that sweet, sweet daily content. Here, you get all the benefits of the daily posts you're already used to, and I'll keep you up to date with developments on my end.
Minerva
$5 or more per month 1 patron
You want to peek at some of that exclusive stuff. You get all the benefits of the Neptune Tier, and in addition you receive access to two additional posts exclusive to patrons who pledge $5 or more. These are often from some of the best material I've found, and much of it will likely wind up in my book. I'll commit to a funny post and a gritty post every month, totaling two.
Juno
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
You want to talk to me about history! You get all the benefits of the Neptune and Minerva Tiers, and in addition you can access a monthly discord chat with me, where I will be answering questions, discussing history, and being all-around conversational.
Jupiter
$15 or more per month 1 patron
You want a podcast! You get all the benefits of the Neptune, Minerva, and Juno Tiers, as well as access to a monthly audio podcast where I teach my (very entertaining) wife about history. There will be laughter, there will be tears, and there will be loads of history goodness. I will also be sure that my patrons of $15 or more will be able to download these episodes to their smart devices for listening on the go. Furthermore, you'll be able to vote on prospective podcast topics a month beforehand!
Goals
8 of 25 patrons
If I get 25 patrons, I will post a very heartfelt thank-you video whilst wearing various historical hats and helmets from my collection!
1 of 4
Hello!

Welcome to my Patreon page! Ideally, you're already familiar with my daily content over at Reddit.com. If that's the case, then you can already guess that this must have become something of a second job for me - and in a way it has. And it's always something I've done for free, solely to encourage others to want to learn more about history. I've also begun incorporating the work I've been doing for years for these communities into a book. I'm still in the research stage, but I'm planning to finish researching well before the end of spring 2019 at the latest. And you can help make that project a reality by giving a little bit of support.

So what are these history subs you've been talking about?

For those of you who don't know, I created:

HistoryAnecdotes

TheGrittyPast

HistoryQuotes

...and have been been providing daily content to each of these every day since. I first started this in June 2015, and it's truly turned into a project of passion for me. I treat these like daily blogs in practice. In essence, I do the dirty work of pouring through historical non-fiction works - some of them modern, some of them classics - and find the best short anecdotes and contemporary accounts that I can. The book will be a much more demanding project, and I am researching/writing it while still producing daily content for my three subs, AND working a full-time job, as well as other responsibilities. But I'm determined to keep the quality at the level my subscribers have come to expect. Of course, this means I always provide my sources, and I'm continually challenged to provide a varied body of topics, time periods, and cultures for your enjoyment.

Are you a historian?

No! Not even close! As Dan Carlin (my hero) constantly reminds his listeners, "I'm not a historian, I'm a fan of history." What I do is something that anyone can do. I've simply made a hobby out of exposing others to history in the best way I know how: to laugh, to cry, and to feel a connection with our past.

Truth be told, I work in healthcare, and in that respect I'm very fortunate to be able to help others in my daily grind. The way I like to look at it is this: In my day job I get to help people; in my hobbies I get to learn more about them. It's an attitude that I've found to be very healthy, and I consider myself fortunate.

Why do you do all this?

Why do I spend hours of every day I have off from work doing all this? Because it helps make this knowledge and education accessible to others. I have memories of history class to which most of you can probably relate: it's boring and uninspiring. I don't agree with schools teaching the topic the way they do: whittled down and simplified to names and dates. My philosophy is that if you start by making a person feel something about the topic which you are teaching, they will want to continue to learn about it, and ideally they will continue to do so long after you've left the room. I want to make you laugh, to make you cry, and to inspire you to go out there and start buying these books. I want you to be obsessed like I am, and for the same reasons. Money has never been my prime motivator, and I think my record and community interaction will reflect that fact to your satisfaction.

So why should I donate?
You should only donate if you have the money to spare and you want to show your appreciation. There are some benefits and perks I've outlined for patrons of various pledge amounts, but those are tertiary benefits to my mind. It's a bonus.

I think you should donate if you enjoy the content, you feel that it has helped to enhance your appreciation for history, and if you want to support the book I'm working on. Every little bit helps me: It helps me pay for my continuing education, to purchase more history books (with which to keep you all entertained), and may even help to invest in the future of my history projects (and book). Truth be told I am employed full time and am not struggling to pay my bills, so I choose to look at any donations I receive as a gratuity, and an increasing incentive to stay on track with my history book.

Even if you choose not to donate, I will still be delivering my daily content as usual - the idea was never that this material should be locked behind a paywall. But if you choose to donate, I hope that you are satisfied with the rewards I've created. And please do keep in mind that I'm always open to feedback. You can reach me directly here, on Twitter, or on Reddit. Either way, I hope to be seeing more of all of you, and I'm excited to keep doing this!

From the bottom of my heart, thank you.

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Tiers
Neptune
$3 or more per month 4 patrons
You want to be supportive, but you also just want to stick with that sweet, sweet daily content. Here, you get all the benefits of the daily posts you're already used to, and I'll keep you up to date with developments on my end.
Minerva
$5 or more per month 1 patron
You want to peek at some of that exclusive stuff. You get all the benefits of the Neptune Tier, and in addition you receive access to two additional posts exclusive to patrons who pledge $5 or more. These are often from some of the best material I've found, and much of it will likely wind up in my book. I'll commit to a funny post and a gritty post every month, totaling two.
Juno
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
You want to talk to me about history! You get all the benefits of the Neptune and Minerva Tiers, and in addition you can access a monthly discord chat with me, where I will be answering questions, discussing history, and being all-around conversational.
Jupiter
$15 or more per month 1 patron
You want a podcast! You get all the benefits of the Neptune, Minerva, and Juno Tiers, as well as access to a monthly audio podcast where I teach my (very entertaining) wife about history. There will be laughter, there will be tears, and there will be loads of history goodness. I will also be sure that my patrons of $15 or more will be able to download these episodes to their smart devices for listening on the go. Furthermore, you'll be able to vote on prospective podcast topics a month beforehand!