MegaBearsFan

is creating blogs, game reviews, strategy guides, game critiques

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About MegaBearsFan

Thank you for showing an interest in supporting me and my passion. I've been operating my blog MegaBearsFan.net since 2011, and in 2018 began to branch out into long-form video essays via YouTube. I have eclectic tastes in media, and are prone to writing blogs or videos about whatever topic tickles my fancy. But I put a particular emphasis on a few topics that I am particularly passionate about, including football video games and the Sid Meier's Civilization video game series, and I have a growing passion for table-top board games. The content that I create includes strategy guides, analyses, video game reviews, board game reviews, and movie reviews, as well as some commentary about sports.

My blogging and video essay activities are currently entirely funded by a combination of Patrons (hopefully including you) and my own out-of-pocket expenses. I have avoided traditional advertising and sponsorship avenues for 2 reasons. First, because I hate obtrusive internet ads that obstruct the actual content and hurt the end user's experience. Second, because I want my readers/viewers to understand that I share my genuine opinions and thoughts out of a true love and passion for the topics that I write about, and that I am not writing fluff pieces and click-bait to chase algorithms or at the whim of multi-billion dollar international corporations.

The only ads that you've ever seen on my site (aside from ads that are in videos embedded from outside sources like Youtube) are the occasional Amazon Associates widgets. I use these because it gives me full control over what products are being advertised, and where and how frequently they are used. These links are always relevant to the topic at hand.

But this blog isn't free for me to operate, and content-creation is time-consuming and expensive. I am paying out of pocket for the domain registration and hosting, and I (and a small group of friends such as Chichian) are responsible for all the customization to the underlying blog engine. I also pay out of pocket for video-editing software licenses and for hardware such as microphones that are used for creating video content. It's a lot of work, and it's all done on my own free time outside of my full-time 8-5 job.

At the very least, I'd like to earn enough to cover the expenses of maintaining the site and necessary software licenses (roughly $120 / month). Ideally, I'd like to earn enough that I could take time away from my full-time job to do more in-depth research and analysis. With the security net of a steady crowd-funded revenue stream, I can afford to spend more time creating the content that my supporters love. Patrons at certain tier levels will enjoy previews of upcoming content, early access to select content, the ability to vote in polls, and other benefits.

Thank you for your support. 
I hope that you also find something that you are passionate about, and find a way to turn it into a livelihood!

Live long and prosper.
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At this goal level, I intend to start making one-time matching donations to a charity or non-profit each time a goal is met. I'll put up a poll when the goal is hit, for my Patrons to vote between one of several causes that are important to me.
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 35 exclusive posts
11
Images
5
Polls
15
Writings
12
Videos

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