As someone who works in the fields of environmental writing, nature filmmaking and bird-centric guiding, you might imagine that the paybacks aren’t at all in sync with the amount of work put in. While the passion and experience is a fantastic reward, it certainly doesn’t meet much in the way of costs of living.
As a FeathersAwry follower, perhaps you might want to take a step further and become a patron and help support my work. Over the years I’ve put a huge amount of time and passion into making creative, educational, photo-filled blogposts. In more recent years I’ve incorporated videos as a new avenue of imparting interest, curiosity and knowledge from my work.
By becoming a patron, you decide what value (as little as $1 per new video) you care to contribute to each new video for early access, a chance to view my work before the masses (Ha! I wouldn’t go that far..). Not only that, you get a bit of a behind the scenes info on what’s going on in my life as I work toward furthering my knowledge about the natural world and as I dive back into the tropics as a guide and educator.
While I’d love it if passion alone was enough to invite you to join me as we melt into nature, I can’t quite make that work. I certainly appreciate your support in reading my blog here, and it takes a lot to ask for you to take a step further because I don’t want you to think I don’t appreciate you following along on my adventures here. But by creating quality videos for as little as $1/creation (or as much as you’re willing!), you are going above and beyond. Even as someone who isn’t quite decided, I invite you to visit my patron page to view the free access videos to get a taste of my work and see if it’s worth your while.
If you become a patron now, you can view my newest video on Black Skimmers, the charismatic seabirds nesting on Florida’s Gulf Coast.
Thanks so much for your support, no matter in what form, and be on the lookout for future nature and bird posts and videos to come!