My Top 5 on Patreon: Atheism, Art, and Education

There are a lot of great creative projects on Patreon worth supporting, but since I’ve just joined (support me here), I thought I’d highlight the ones that I’ve supported because of their awesomeness.

1. Crash Course — Education

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Crash Course is one of my favorite things in the universe. Before they were on Patreon, I supported them on Subbable, and before they were on Subbable I supported them by watching everything they produced on YouTube and evangelizing to my friends.  It is run by John and Hank Green, the Vlogbrothers, and my personal heroes.  I highly, highly recommend their history courses.

We create free, high-quality educational videos used by teachers and learners of all kinds. That’s all we want to do. After 200,000,000 views, it turns out people like this. And our videos aren’t just for schools; the majority of our viewers, around 60% – 70%, watch Crash Course without being currently enrolled in an associated class.

So far, we’ve taught Chemistry, World History, Biology, Ecology, US History, Psychology, Big History, Literature, and we’re in the middle of Anatomy and Physiology, Astronomy, US Government, and World History (again.)

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Expecto Patreon-um & 1 Million hits today, my 3rd Anniversary at FtB

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Today I am launching a Patreon — if you get nothing else out of this post, GO SUPPORT MY PATREON.  If you can’t afford to give, even just raising awareness about it for me would be awesome.  I lost my job last week right before I found out I have narcolepsy, so really, any help supporting myself through writing is appreciated, even just shares or a dollar a month.

If you’re not familiar, Patreon is a way of becoming a patron of the work that I do – I produce cool and interesting things, and you pay me a little bit for each of them; you can even put a monthly cap on how much you’ll pay. Aside from rewards for your contributions, everything I write will remain available on my website and YouTube, donating here is just a way of making sure I have the ability to keep doing what I’m doing, but more and better.

Here are some of the rewards:

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Today is also the third anniversary of my blog’s existence at Freethought Blogs and I’m on track to break 1 Million hits today.  It’s pretty cool that these things are all happening simultaneously!  And tonight is the first game of the USWNT at the World Cup!  Wooooooo!!!

https://www.patreon.com/ashleyfmiller

Expecto Patreon-um & 1 Million hits today, my 3rd Anniversary at FtB

Adventures in a Definite Narcolepsy Diagnosis: Part 4, I’ve got Narcolepsy

I officially have Narcolepsy with Cataplexy.  I also, as of next Friday, have no job because they’re getting rid of my department and restructuring at work.  It’s been a bit of a week.  I will write up the doctor’s appointment, my test results, and quite a bit more on this subject, but I know there are some people who just want to know the answer.  I also may try to put together a Patreon like Miri has done, now that I am going to be unemployed with these fancy new medical bills, so I guess keep an eye out for that. Yay America.

Narcolepsy with Cataplexy

Congrats to the 23 people who guessed I had Narcolepsy, you win!

 

Poll Results

Previously: Part 1, How I got Here
Part 2: WTF is Narcolepsy?
Part 3: The Sleep Test
Next: Part 5, The Doctor Visit (Coming soon)

Adventures in a Definite Narcolepsy Diagnosis: Part 4, I’ve got Narcolepsy