As we approach year two and 100 episodes of the podcast, we’ve been reflecting on the experience and where we want to go in 2018 and beyond. We’re at a bit of a crossroads — keep pushing on and plateau because of our life and work commitments, or see if we can really make TFF into the dream we envision? We would really really like to do the latter.
In order to that, we need your help. Thought For Food has always been, and always will be, community focused. We listen to our tribe and it’s clear that you want more frequent What’s The Deal episodes, more practical nutrition information, more merchandise, and then extending TFF into in-person camps and events. The problem is that we’re pretty much maxed out. Aaron has two young kids and a full time nursing job, and Jackson just took on a nearly full time job and is halfway through his graduate degree. In order to get to a place where TFF can continue growing and bringing you the quality of content you deserve, we need to bring in some income in order to sustainably keep doing this. A kickstart of sorts, to get us into a stable place monthly so we can launch into the next phase of TFF (especially since we will both be back in Boulder!).
So, enter Patreon. We’ve tried making it happen before but never really asked in a way like we are today. We truly are grateful for everyone that has contributed thus far, it’s helped us tremendously in our operating costs (such as media and website hosting, shirt purchasing, etc.). However, in order to spend the time we need to on TFF, we need to bring some personal income in to support this passion project, and we need the support from the tribe in a big way. If even a fraction of our listeners gave the equivalent of a latte each month ($60 a year), we could work full time on this. That’s absolutely insane to think about. Our 2018 goal is to reach $3000/month on Patreon, which we feel is achievable.
If you’re reading or listening to this, and TFF brings you valuable information or community, entertainment, or has impacted your life in some capacity, consider supporting our work. It would mean so much. In today’s episode of the podcast, we dive into the reasons behind this campaign, and what it means to us. Please check our our page here and we’re looking forward to an amazing year full of science and epic dumps. Thank you all for the support!
-Jackson and Aaron
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Music by: David Cutter Music – http://www.davidcuttermusic.com