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A Patreon, a New Publication, and a Website Redesign

A Patreon, a New Publication, and a Website Redesign

It’s been a protracted whereas since I’ve written on Authorized Nomads. When individuals ask how I’m doing, I’ve taken to saying, “I’m hanging in as finest as I can.” What else can all of us do? These are fairly uncommon, excessive occasions, and actually I’m simply impressed with anybody who makes it by every day with out cracking a minimum of as soon as.

Whereas I haven’t been writing a lot right here, I have been working (in 20 minute standing increments!) on some actually rewarding issues, which I’m excited to share with you right here.

1. I’ve Launched My Patreon

A lot of you’ve gotten requested about methods to assist me at a time the place I can’t bodily work the best way I used to. Patreon is a good way to take action.

I launched my Patreon to the world over the last week of February. For these unfamiliar with Patreon, it’s a membership platform that enables individuals to enroll to obtain updates, behind the scenes movies, personal podcasts and extra from their favorite creatives, writers, or artists. A number of you on this group have advised I begin one up, and in my tiny working increments I used to be in a position to get it up and operating.

A lot of my journey running a blog friends have began one, however my Patreon is a bit totally different than the norm, as a result of it’s assist solely. So as an alternative of every tier providing increasingly rewards for what you join, my marketing campaign has every tier receiving the identical entry and advantages because the others. However! In contrast to many support-only Patreons, it nonetheless does have enjoyable goodies (beneath), as a result of there are nonetheless many enjoyable issues I can present inside my restricted state.

I structured it this fashion as a result of ache limits my daily output a lot that I’d somewhat be completely positive that I can ship what I promise, vs. creating excessive financial tiers and break that promise.

It’s an incredible feeling to have a group of individuals asking to assist me from remote locations. I’ve had artists and photographers attain out as nicely, to supply month-to-month goodies that I can add to the tiers — principally bird-related or soup-related, which appears about proper!

The launch video is beneath. Patreon web page is right here. We’re as much as about 170 individuals now, on the time of writing.

Although it’s a support-only Patreon, everybody does obtain a bunch of rewards!

  • Your identify on the Patreon thanks web page on Authorized Nomads.
  • Your identify on an Instagram thanks submit.
  • Early entry to podcast particulars, Authorized Nomads website redesign, and information.
  • Capacity to vote on future episode subjects for the podcast.
  • Month-to-month video or audio AMAs on Patreon, as my well being permits. You possibly can submit questions that I’ll reply.
  • Shorter movies with updates about progress for the podcast, redesign, and another updates within the Authorized Nomads universe.
  • Supporting me with a secure earnings at a time the place I’m bodily unable to work as I used to.
  • A thanks picture of your tier fowl, one in every of Bob, Fiona, or Arthur (these are the birds within the header of this submit – I really like them a lot.)

I could add increased tiers with particular rewards later. There are additionally enjoyable goodies within the works as I discussed above.

I noticed this on the web page itself, however right here’s how I plan to make use of the funds:

  • Funding my working prices in order that I can preserve my web sites and tasks afloat.
  • Supporting the launch and manufacturing of my new podcast, that may enable me to create and share content material with you thru a extra manageable medium given my present situation.
  • Serving to me convert my weblog posts about power sickness into audio type with a view to make them extra accessible to others (I’ll rent a sound engineer to do that).
  • Redesigning Authorized Nomads to incorporate a brand new residence web page, brand, and website circulate that displays my current.
  • Basic assist for me as I navigate this new, restricted, lifestyle.

A giant due to the next great individuals, who took the time and vitality to preview the web page, the video, and provides suggestions alongside the best way (together with many testing-of-the-banner-image-on-mobile makes an attempt) for this massive launch: Ella Frances Sanders, Audrey Scott, Catherine Bodry, Christopher Nowakowski, Dalene Heck, Derek Earl Baron, Jim Fricker III, Kate McCulley, Marta Bethencourt De França, Mike Sowden, Reine Gammoh, Shannon O’Donnell, Tasha Mary, and Tim Van Der Linden.

A New Publication

I discussed in my final (August 2020) submit that I’d be restarting my publication on Substack. I did so as a result of Aweber was changing into price prohibitive at a time after I wasn’t in a position to work, and Substack’s choices are free except you cost on your publication (at which level they take a proportion). Since I all the time plan for my publication to be free, it made sense to modify over.

I’ve achieved three to this point and so they observe the strains of my former Hyperlinks I Beloved missives: some musings a few subject of curiosity, private updates, the very best studying from across the internet that month. The following one goes out on the finish of February.

Should you have been on the Hyperlinks I Beloved checklist, I’ve introduced you over to Substack. Should you assume you have been however didn’t get the brand new publication, please verify your spam folders on February twenty eighth! And when you’re curious about receiving it, please join beneath.

You possibly can take a look at the archives right here, first.

A Authorized Nomads Redesign

This website now not displays the particular person I’m, or the life that I lead. I find it irresistible, and I’ve loved writing on it for all these years by the iterations and redesigns, however it’s now not me.

This time, colors, brand, and format are going to vary. I don’t plan to vary too a lot given my restricted bandwidth however will begin with the fundamentals: the homepage, a few of the class circulate, and the about web page and primary textual content.

Additionally altering? The slogan. I’m not telling tales by meals any longer. I’m additionally not a authorized nomad, however after 12 years right here I am sticking to the area. The brand new slogan is Curious About Every part, identical because the publication. The primary theme color will likely be a green-blue, beneath. I’ve additionally chosen a mascot, a raven I’ve named Arthur, since corvids are insatiably curious similar to this group.


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The primary web page can have comparable classes as proper now, however will ask the query, “What are you interested by at present?” to browse them. Aside from that and the look-and-feel of the house web page, I could make modifications little by little however the content material from the final decade will stay. I’m excited to have a website that displays slightly extra of my current mindset, although in fact curiosity is what fuelled my lifetime of journey all alongside.

Podcast Progress

I used to be by no means a type of “I’m going to jot down 4000 phrases each morning” individuals. Except I used to be underneath deadline, my writing held the identical form of whimsy as my travels: when inspiration struck, I pounced. After which I mainly went feral. When the tingly, “I want to jot down” feeling began, I knew I wanted to replenish on snacks, get a bathe in now, and cancel plans with associates. I’d overlook to eat, reside, and do day-to-day duties; writing blotted all the pieces out.

It sounds manic, I’ll provide you with that, however it labored for me as a result of I by no means knew the place the writing journey would lead me. I by no means had a set arc earlier than I sat right down to my laptop computer however discovered the enjoyment partly within the means of my mind’s wandering.

(Living proof: I stood as much as write this submit now, and realized I missed one thing I used to be speculated to do at 8pm… as a result of I acquired misplaced in writing.)

My level is right here is that the act of writing is itself such a giant a part of what makes me really feel inventive and alive, and it’s been very onerous to not have it in my life. I’ve realized voice-to-text doesn’t deliver me the wanted tinglies, nor do different lodging for my CSF leak. In order I mentioned in my 12 years of Authorized Nomads submit, I’m going to be transferring towards a podcast as an alternative.

The podcast was going to be known as Ask a Jodi, however I’ve modified the identify to be “The Means By means of” – as a result of at its core, it’s a podcast about getting by the ups and downs of life. When you’ve got subjects you’d like me to cowl, I’d love to listen to from you! Electronic mail me at jodi-@-legalnomads .com or by way of my contact web page. Up to now, I’ve a listing I’ve saved out of your questions, which incorporates how you can be extra resilient, how you can be much less anxious, and how you can sleep higher.

That’s it for now! Thanks for all of your assist, love, and enthusiasm as I navigate by this sophisticated time. I hope you’re staying secure and nicely.