Roamin' The Empire

is creating a blog about archaeology, history, and travel

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I am creating an academically-minded and informative archaeology/history/travel blog focused on Roman archaeological sites that I have visited: 

http://roamintheempire.com/

I've been doing the blog for about 2 years now and it is a creative and academic outlet for me. I update twice a month and have done so consistently in these past 2 years. I spend a portion of my summers on archaeological excavations in Europe and tack on a little 'leisure' travel on the front and/or back end of those excavations that consists mostly of visiting various Roman (and sometimes other cultures) archaeological sites. In these travels over the last decade or so, I've found that the realities of visiting some of these sites becomes much more complicated once there, and doing the research beforehand didn't always adequately prepare me. A few years ago, I figured I'd take my experience visiting sites and create the kind of resource I wish I had when planning my visits.

I have created this account in hopes of off-setting some of the costs associated with the actual website (hosting and domain) without having to revert to undesirable means of generating a little revenue to pay for those things. In the event that I eclipse those costs, additional funds would prove helpful with promotion of the blog and research materials (relevant books, mainly). Additional materials for the photographic portion of the site would also be helpful (I burn through memory cards and cleaning equipment pretty quickly). Basically, any money that comes in through this will be reinvested in the site and content production. The primary content of the blog will always be free for everyone, but, supporters will be given access to additional levels of interactivity with me and the opportunity to influence future content.
Tiers
Legionarius
$1 or more per month
The bulk of the Roman legion was made up of the legionary soldiers, the legionarius. The strength of the legion came from many legionarii working together as a cohesive unit, each playing their part, no matter how large or small, contributing to the success of the whole. Every contribution is appreciated and valued, and even a dollar helps. Members of this tier will receive access to community updates here.
Optio
$5 or more per month
Members of the optio tier will receive the same benefits as the legionarius tier plus access to polls regarding content for the blog.
Centurion
$10 or more per month
Members of the centurion tier will receive the benefits of the optio tier as well as access to expanded content relevant to new blog posts. Members supporting at this level for at least 3 months will also receive a dispatch from the field (post card from one of the stops on my travels or from the excavation).
Tribunus Militum
$25 or more per month
Members of the tribunus militum tier will receive the benefits of the centurion tier as well as immediate inclusion in the field dispatch benefit (no waiting period) and additional field dispatches up to a total of 4 for each month of support at this level.
Legatus Legionis
$50 or more per month
Members of the legatus legionis tier will receive the benefits of the tribunus militum tier as well as the opportunity to pick a site, from among the sites I have visited but not posted about, for a future blog post once per year.
I am creating an academically-minded and informative archaeology/history/travel blog focused on Roman archaeological sites that I have visited: 

http://roamintheempire.com/

I've been doing the blog for about 2 years now and it is a creative and academic outlet for me. I update twice a month and have done so consistently in these past 2 years. I spend a portion of my summers on archaeological excavations in Europe and tack on a little 'leisure' travel on the front and/or back end of those excavations that consists mostly of visiting various Roman (and sometimes other cultures) archaeological sites. In these travels over the last decade or so, I've found that the realities of visiting some of these sites becomes much more complicated once there, and doing the research beforehand didn't always adequately prepare me. A few years ago, I figured I'd take my experience visiting sites and create the kind of resource I wish I had when planning my visits.

I have created this account in hopes of off-setting some of the costs associated with the actual website (hosting and domain) without having to revert to undesirable means of generating a little revenue to pay for those things. In the event that I eclipse those costs, additional funds would prove helpful with promotion of the blog and research materials (relevant books, mainly). Additional materials for the photographic portion of the site would also be helpful (I burn through memory cards and cleaning equipment pretty quickly). Basically, any money that comes in through this will be reinvested in the site and content production. The primary content of the blog will always be free for everyone, but, supporters will be given access to additional levels of interactivity with me and the opportunity to influence future content.

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Tiers
Legionarius
$1 or more per month
The bulk of the Roman legion was made up of the legionary soldiers, the legionarius. The strength of the legion came from many legionarii working together as a cohesive unit, each playing their part, no matter how large or small, contributing to the success of the whole. Every contribution is appreciated and valued, and even a dollar helps. Members of this tier will receive access to community updates here.
Optio
$5 or more per month
Members of the optio tier will receive the same benefits as the legionarius tier plus access to polls regarding content for the blog.
Centurion
$10 or more per month
Members of the centurion tier will receive the benefits of the optio tier as well as access to expanded content relevant to new blog posts. Members supporting at this level for at least 3 months will also receive a dispatch from the field (post card from one of the stops on my travels or from the excavation).
Tribunus Militum
$25 or more per month
Members of the tribunus militum tier will receive the benefits of the centurion tier as well as immediate inclusion in the field dispatch benefit (no waiting period) and additional field dispatches up to a total of 4 for each month of support at this level.
Legatus Legionis
$50 or more per month
Members of the legatus legionis tier will receive the benefits of the tribunus militum tier as well as the opportunity to pick a site, from among the sites I have visited but not posted about, for a future blog post once per year.