Anthony Troxell

Anthony Troxell

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Hey there, folks. I'm Anthony Troxell, and I'm commonly known as Indiana Geeking across the Internet. Since 2010, I've worked on a little blog called Geeking in Indiana, which covers items that I think would be of interest to Geeks in the state of Indiana. Now in my 9th year, I'm looking forward to year ten, and working on a site redesign, with a focus that's almost solely on local events and projects I'm working on, like costumes or props.

Five years ago, I introduced the Indiana Geeking podcast to the Internet's airwaves, which has evolved into a showcase of Hoosier creators and Geeks that don't mind sitting in front of a microphone for a bit. In 2019, the "blogger with a podcast" took on two more podcasts to form the "Team Geeking Family of Podcasts." Starting March 2019, the Indiana Geeking Podcast will air the first Friday of the month, the Social Sci-Fi Podcast on the second Friday, and You're Going To Love This... Or Not... will air on the third Friday, with bonus episodes of all three scattered around the rest of the month.

With all of this editing to do, I've started live-streaming my work over on Twitch! It's not a fancy stream, essentially with a webcam and my screen getting shared, but I'm just offering up my limited expertise on working in Audacity with anyone who wants to stop by.

During my breaks between work and the blog, I'm also learning 3D Printing with a Creality Ender 3 Pro, and I'm learning how to play the accordion, thanks to the generosity of friends and blog readers.

Trying to accomplish all of this does not come without a cost. The reason I am looking at this platform is because of issues like this. Some (not all) of the different operating costs include:

  • Podcast hosting fees through Podbean and LibSyn.
  • Domain name renewals
  • Gas money to visit comic, hobby, game, and toy shops around Indiana
  • Filament costs for the 3D Printer
  • Accordion Lessons
  • Dropbox Fees
And more. This is just a few items that I have to pay for, normally out of my own pocket. So, I'm asking for help. 

This is where you come in.
Tiers
Awesome Supporters
$1 or more per month

I know it's not a lot, but I appreciate it!  Here's what your $1 a month gets you: 


  • A shout out on the end of every Indiana Geeking Podcast, provided you're an active supporter at time of recording.
  • Addition to the Gallery of Gallant Geeking Givers with your name linked to your SFW URL, which you'd like to promote.
  • 10% Discount Code for Geeking Shop on Blog, good towards pins, patches, and other blog merchandise (starting March 2019).
  • It lets me know there are people who care, and want me to keep this going.
Polka Power
$5 or more per month

Are you all about the "Internet Bought Me an Accordion" project? Would you like to help me learn what I'm doing with this fantastic instrument? Here's how you can!

Accordion lessons are $25 a week. Supporters at this level help me cover that cost, so I can put that personal money towards taking care of medical debt. In return, I'll start doing monthly "update videos" talking about, and showing, the progress I've made with the  instrument. These will be quick videos, without much (if any) post-production, thanking all of you as I give you the update.

In addition, I'll have a special "Polka Power" section of the Supporter's Page, with your SFW link and preferred name!

Influencers
$10 or more per month

You will get everything that's listed on the "Awesome Supporters" page, but after the first successful payout, you can recommend one piece of media, be it a book, a movie, or music, that you'd like me to consume, and write about on the blog, every month. This will be done in the old "Media Monday" format, with attribution to you for the idea.

"Patreon supporter John Doe recommended I listen to this for this month's media post"

Note: If the media is not readily and affordably available, legally, then I reserve the right to request a different piece. Example: You recommend I watch a movie. The only way to watch it is to order the out of print DVD from Amazon for $57.  No, this will not happen, and I will ask you for a second selection.

Another note: It is the Patrons responsibility to tell me what they would like me to review. I will put a reminder up on Patreon the first week of every month for this level of supporter, and you need to reach out to me with your choice! I can't chase everybody down! If I don't hear from you by the end of the month, I'll just assume you didn't have anything for me to write about that month, and mark the job as complete.

Goals
21 of 25 patrons
Twenty five Patrons a month means I'm covering podcast hosting, Dropbox fees, Patreon fees, and maybe saving some change for domain name fees.
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Hey there, folks. I'm Anthony Troxell, and I'm commonly known as Indiana Geeking across the Internet. Since 2010, I've worked on a little blog called Geeking in Indiana, which covers items that I think would be of interest to Geeks in the state of Indiana. Now in my 9th year, I'm looking forward to year ten, and working on a site redesign, with a focus that's almost solely on local events and projects I'm working on, like costumes or props.

Five years ago, I introduced the Indiana Geeking podcast to the Internet's airwaves, which has evolved into a showcase of Hoosier creators and Geeks that don't mind sitting in front of a microphone for a bit. In 2019, the "blogger with a podcast" took on two more podcasts to form the "Team Geeking Family of Podcasts." Starting March 2019, the Indiana Geeking Podcast will air the first Friday of the month, the Social Sci-Fi Podcast on the second Friday, and You're Going To Love This... Or Not... will air on the third Friday, with bonus episodes of all three scattered around the rest of the month.

With all of this editing to do, I've started live-streaming my work over on Twitch! It's not a fancy stream, essentially with a webcam and my screen getting shared, but I'm just offering up my limited expertise on working in Audacity with anyone who wants to stop by.

During my breaks between work and the blog, I'm also learning 3D Printing with a Creality Ender 3 Pro, and I'm learning how to play the accordion, thanks to the generosity of friends and blog readers.

Trying to accomplish all of this does not come without a cost. The reason I am looking at this platform is because of issues like this. Some (not all) of the different operating costs include:

  • Podcast hosting fees through Podbean and LibSyn.
  • Domain name renewals
  • Gas money to visit comic, hobby, game, and toy shops around Indiana
  • Filament costs for the 3D Printer
  • Accordion Lessons
  • Dropbox Fees
And more. This is just a few items that I have to pay for, normally out of my own pocket. So, I'm asking for help. 

This is where you come in.

Recent posts by Anthony Troxell

Tiers
Awesome Supporters
$1 or more per month

I know it's not a lot, but I appreciate it!  Here's what your $1 a month gets you: 


  • A shout out on the end of every Indiana Geeking Podcast, provided you're an active supporter at time of recording.
  • Addition to the Gallery of Gallant Geeking Givers with your name linked to your SFW URL, which you'd like to promote.
  • 10% Discount Code for Geeking Shop on Blog, good towards pins, patches, and other blog merchandise (starting March 2019).
  • It lets me know there are people who care, and want me to keep this going.
Polka Power
$5 or more per month

Are you all about the "Internet Bought Me an Accordion" project? Would you like to help me learn what I'm doing with this fantastic instrument? Here's how you can!

Accordion lessons are $25 a week. Supporters at this level help me cover that cost, so I can put that personal money towards taking care of medical debt. In return, I'll start doing monthly "update videos" talking about, and showing, the progress I've made with the  instrument. These will be quick videos, without much (if any) post-production, thanking all of you as I give you the update.

In addition, I'll have a special "Polka Power" section of the Supporter's Page, with your SFW link and preferred name!

Influencers
$10 or more per month

You will get everything that's listed on the "Awesome Supporters" page, but after the first successful payout, you can recommend one piece of media, be it a book, a movie, or music, that you'd like me to consume, and write about on the blog, every month. This will be done in the old "Media Monday" format, with attribution to you for the idea.

"Patreon supporter John Doe recommended I listen to this for this month's media post"

Note: If the media is not readily and affordably available, legally, then I reserve the right to request a different piece. Example: You recommend I watch a movie. The only way to watch it is to order the out of print DVD from Amazon for $57.  No, this will not happen, and I will ask you for a second selection.

Another note: It is the Patrons responsibility to tell me what they would like me to review. I will put a reminder up on Patreon the first week of every month for this level of supporter, and you need to reach out to me with your choice! I can't chase everybody down! If I don't hear from you by the end of the month, I'll just assume you didn't have anything for me to write about that month, and mark the job as complete.