I’d like to take just a minute to talk to you about contributing to Retro Ramblings. Retro Ramblings is a passion of mine, finding cool old retro stuff, writing about, and sharing it with the world and being able to discuss old memories with everyone. First and foremost, I don’t have any plans to stop doing Retro Ramblings because it IS such a passion of mine. But with that being said, the cost of doing it continues to rise.
I rarely, if ever, display any banner advertising unless it is for an event or for a site that I want to bring attention to. Not because I hope to make a few bucks off it, but because I think it’s a site you readers would enjoy if you checked it out. I also don’t want to use banner links because they clutter up the site and can sometimes bog down the speed.
I have had a couple of folks ask if there is any way to help contribute to the site, and I’ve usually just encouraged them to click on an Amazon link when I use them, and then I may make a few bucks off anything they purchase from Amazon after they leave Retro Ramblings. But now, there is another way.
I’ve started a Patreon contribution page in which you can help keep the bills payed around here. Not familiar with Patreon? Well, it’s a site that handles monthly contributions to my site, and in exchange, opens up exclusive rewards for YOU, the contributor. You select your level of support, and each month, Patreon automatically deducts that amount from your Paypal, Credit Card, or whatever method of payment you choose. I’ve kept the monthly contribution levels low, because I know just how precious each and every dollar is these days Check out the contribution levels and the rewards that come along with it below:
$2.00 per month: For your $2 a month, first and foremost you get my sincerest gratitude for helping Retro Ramblings continue to grow. Secondly, you’ll be automatically entered for our Patreon exclusive giveaways and contests. And the third reward at this level is access to ALL of out Patreon exclusive content. This includes exclusive articles and posts, as well as some open thought and Q & A sessions about topics and articles I am currently working on. Take me there!
$4.00 per month: For contributing $4 a month, you get all the rewards listed above, PLUS, we will follow you on Twitter and retweet some of your tweets and throw shout outs your way from time to time. We’ll also Friend you on Facebook and share some of your posts, and give you shout outs there as well. Take me there!
$35.00 per month: This is the grand daddy of contribution levels. You’ll get all the rewards listed above, but the real reward here is the Retro Ramblings Retro Goodie Boxes! The only way to get these things is through this contribution level. Each and every month you are a contributor, you’ll receive in the mail a mystery box full of fun retro stuff. The stuff will never be the same from month to month, but will feature stuff like old comics, trading cards, retro candy and snacks, books, DVDs, retro themed toys, and more! Who knows what will show up each month in the box. Sign me up!
So, if you feel like helping contribute to keeping the site running at it’s best, you can click over to my Patreon page and get started. If you do, or even if you don’t, please share this post on your social channels and help spread the work if you don’t mind.