Sally Bridgewater

is creating How to Human: a blog/vlog/podcast about becoming a better person

2

patrons

$14

per creation
Hello lovely human! Welcome to my page. :)

My name is Sally, and I am an idealistic, curly-haired, cis-gendered woman in my mid-twenties. How to Human is an online record of my attempts to improve myself, my life and the world. It sounds ambitious but I expect it'll be more messy than grand.

The Content
I believe self-improvement does not have to involve self-hatred. I like who I am already. I am a recovering perfectionist and my first priority throughout all my projects is to not fall off the wagon. This is why self-care and good mental health will feature heavily as the underpinning for everything else.

Having said that, here's an incomplete list, in no particular order, of things I would like to work on:

  • Go vegan
  • Become zero-waste (could take years)
  • Be a minimalist (could take decades)
  • Think more rationally/critically
  • Develop bullish business skills
  • Start a meet-up group about Effective Altruism
  • Speak in schools and universities about Effective Altruism
  • Have sturdy social boundaries
  • Do regular meditation
  • To not give a flying fluff about what others think of me
  • Have better financial hygiene
  • Start fun new work-outs (e.g. jump-rope)

The Format
At the moment I don't know which method will turn out to be my favourite, so I'm using them all. I also don't know how frequently I'll be producing stuff. My guess is probably only a couple of times a month to start with and we'll see how it goes.

Blog: I'll link it here once it comes into existence.
Podcast: ditto.
Vlog: videos will go up on my YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/c/SallyBridgewater - please subscribe!

I think that'll cover it for media, although I will also throw in the occasional mind map if I make a pretty one. Good mind maps are webs of thought made visible, so that could get interesting.

I am also really keen to try my ear as an interviewer. I'm not sure who I'll interview yet, but in my other life I am a writer with some training as a counsellor, so I hope I might be able to uncover people's stories. I'm sure everyone has something to teach about how to human better.

Thank you so much for having a look at my page, and if you decide to become a Patron, you have my humble gratitude and appreciation forever. I am in awe that there is even the possibility of constructing my own self-sustaining community. :) Don't forget to be awesome, everybody!

What is Patreon?
Simply put, Patreon has taken the olden-day notion of patronage and updated it for modern times. It means that, through the internet, anyone can find their favourite artist and chip in to support them. Each person's contribution of a small amount per month or thing accumulates until we have crowd-funded a career! Artists and audience can live in cozy symbiosis, with the happy side-effect of reducing the control of big companies over the creative industry. :)

For a quick (one-minute) video with more detail about how Patreon works, please click here:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=wH-IDF809fQ

And for an eloquent explanation of the philosophy behind crowd-sourcing in general, I highly recommend Amanda Palmer's TED talk video:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMj_P_6H69g
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per creation
Access to my activity feed, and a lovely warm feeling from being so altruistic and awesome. :)
Pledge $3 or more per creation
A personal message from me to say thank you for being a wonderful person. Plus all of the above.
Pledge $5 or more per creation
A digital doodle designed personally for you to brighten up your inbox. Plus all of the above.
Pledge $10 or more per creation
Guaranteed priority and discount on ordering my novel, if and when it gets published (i.e. maybe by 2018?!). In the meantime, I will send you a hand-written postcard to say thank you. Plus all of the above.
Pledge $25 or more per creation
Your name in the acknowledgements of every story and novel I ever publish. :) (You may have to be patient to start with!) In the meantime, I will send you a 'Patron Saint' badge and stickers to say thank you. Plus all of the above.
Pledge $50 or more per creation
only 25 left
A hand-drawn, A4-size mind map on a topic of your choice. This would represent YOUR thoughts on the topic so it would involve a short Skype consultation about what you would like to express. Plus all of the above.
Pledge $100 or more per creation
only 5 left
A year's worth of personal, regular, private lessons with me via Skype about a topic of your choosing from among my areas of expertise (one hour per month). Plus all of the above.
Pledge $200 or more per creation
only 10 left
A short story (about 5000 words) written specifically for you - it can feature characters, settings or plot ideas of your choosing and is yours to do with as you will! Plus all of the above.
Pledge $500 or more per creation
only 3 left
I will invite you and a friend to my home and serve you a candle-lit vegetarian feast, followed by a personal concert with me serenading you on guitar. :D Plus all of the above.
Goals
$14 of $25 per creation
Getting to $25 per thing would mean I could treat myself to buying fresh sketch-books and rainbow pens, and experiment by drawing mind maps in new media (paint, chalk, charcoal?).
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Hello lovely human! Welcome to my page. :)

My name is Sally, and I am an idealistic, curly-haired, cis-gendered woman in my mid-twenties. How to Human is an online record of my attempts to improve myself, my life and the world. It sounds ambitious but I expect it'll be more messy than grand.

The Content
I believe self-improvement does not have to involve self-hatred. I like who I am already. I am a recovering perfectionist and my first priority throughout all my projects is to not fall off the wagon. This is why self-care and good mental health will feature heavily as the underpinning for everything else.

Having said that, here's an incomplete list, in no particular order, of things I would like to work on:

  • Go vegan
  • Become zero-waste (could take years)
  • Be a minimalist (could take decades)
  • Think more rationally/critically
  • Develop bullish business skills
  • Start a meet-up group about Effective Altruism
  • Speak in schools and universities about Effective Altruism
  • Have sturdy social boundaries
  • Do regular meditation
  • To not give a flying fluff about what others think of me
  • Have better financial hygiene
  • Start fun new work-outs (e.g. jump-rope)

The Format
At the moment I don't know which method will turn out to be my favourite, so I'm using them all. I also don't know how frequently I'll be producing stuff. My guess is probably only a couple of times a month to start with and we'll see how it goes.

Blog: I'll link it here once it comes into existence.
Podcast: ditto.
Vlog: videos will go up on my YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/c/SallyBridgewater - please subscribe!

I think that'll cover it for media, although I will also throw in the occasional mind map if I make a pretty one. Good mind maps are webs of thought made visible, so that could get interesting.

I am also really keen to try my ear as an interviewer. I'm not sure who I'll interview yet, but in my other life I am a writer with some training as a counsellor, so I hope I might be able to uncover people's stories. I'm sure everyone has something to teach about how to human better.

Thank you so much for having a look at my page, and if you decide to become a Patron, you have my humble gratitude and appreciation forever. I am in awe that there is even the possibility of constructing my own self-sustaining community. :) Don't forget to be awesome, everybody!

What is Patreon?
Simply put, Patreon has taken the olden-day notion of patronage and updated it for modern times. It means that, through the internet, anyone can find their favourite artist and chip in to support them. Each person's contribution of a small amount per month or thing accumulates until we have crowd-funded a career! Artists and audience can live in cozy symbiosis, with the happy side-effect of reducing the control of big companies over the creative industry. :)

For a quick (one-minute) video with more detail about how Patreon works, please click here:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=wH-IDF809fQ

And for an eloquent explanation of the philosophy behind crowd-sourcing in general, I highly recommend Amanda Palmer's TED talk video:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMj_P_6H69g

Recent posts by Sally Bridgewater

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per creation
Access to my activity feed, and a lovely warm feeling from being so altruistic and awesome. :)
Pledge $3 or more per creation
A personal message from me to say thank you for being a wonderful person. Plus all of the above.
Pledge $5 or more per creation
A digital doodle designed personally for you to brighten up your inbox. Plus all of the above.
Pledge $10 or more per creation
Guaranteed priority and discount on ordering my novel, if and when it gets published (i.e. maybe by 2018?!). In the meantime, I will send you a hand-written postcard to say thank you. Plus all of the above.
Pledge $25 or more per creation
Your name in the acknowledgements of every story and novel I ever publish. :) (You may have to be patient to start with!) In the meantime, I will send you a 'Patron Saint' badge and stickers to say thank you. Plus all of the above.
Pledge $50 or more per creation
only 25 left
A hand-drawn, A4-size mind map on a topic of your choice. This would represent YOUR thoughts on the topic so it would involve a short Skype consultation about what you would like to express. Plus all of the above.
Pledge $100 or more per creation
only 5 left
A year's worth of personal, regular, private lessons with me via Skype about a topic of your choosing from among my areas of expertise (one hour per month). Plus all of the above.
Pledge $200 or more per creation
only 10 left
A short story (about 5000 words) written specifically for you - it can feature characters, settings or plot ideas of your choosing and is yours to do with as you will! Plus all of the above.
Pledge $500 or more per creation
only 3 left
I will invite you and a friend to my home and serve you a candle-lit vegetarian feast, followed by a personal concert with me serenading you on guitar. :D Plus all of the above.