G. Michael Rapp is creating blog posts on culture, tech, history, writing, etc.
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What is “The Pipleline”?
My blog, “The Pipeline,” covers technological and cultural change, history, art, money, debt, economics, mental health, the craft of (fiction) writing, world-building dilemmas, and so much more. Much of my writing touches on the fundamental questions we have as humans, such as our place in universe where our existence feels like a never-ending grind into oblivion. My writing is not meant to persuade people, but, rather, to show individual readers something new, something worthy of further exploration. In other words, my writing is meant to help readers think—although some readers might find this problematic, as they believe they already think. Nevertheless, “The Pipeline” is an experiment of mine, which dabbles in the world of nonfiction. My hope is that I am able to build a solid collection or portfolio of nonfiction writing that I can publish (one day) in eBook and hardcopy formats.

Aside from my blog, I have been an active fiction writer for the better part of twelve years. My writing has appeared in literary journals like El Portal(Eastern New Mexico University) and Otherwise Engaged (out of northern New Mexico). I have also been featured in two anthologies: Question of the Day (2017) and Tome of Fables (2018). Only recently have I given serious consideration to nonfiction, and I hope to share this newfound interest with all of you.

How do you know what you know?
Great question. I have a B.A. in History (emphasis in European history; minor in Koine Greek), a B.S. in Political Science (emphasis in international relations, American government and politics, and comparative politics), and an M.A. in English (emphasis in Creative Writing). I am also working on an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies (focusing on History and Political Science), and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing (emphasis in Speculative Fiction and Professional Writing). When it comes to matters of mental health, I have explored my own mental health, with the help of kind-hearted professionals, over the past three years. I hope to share what I have learned in “The Pipeline.”

Posting… How often do you post?
My posting varies. I do my best to make sure good writing and good ideas come together into something that is constructive, refreshing, and fun to read. When the magic isn’t working, I can’t force myself to post anything substantial. I would rather take the time to produce something that is worth my readers’ time and bandwidth. With that said, I have been trying to post at least one to five times a month. I post more during the teaching off-season (i.e., December, June, and July).

What if you post a lot and I can only afford $XX per month?
This is where things are worked out by the great people on Patreon. Patreon, according to the information provided to all creators and users, only charges you once a month for content made and published during that month. With that said, you can establish a cap on the amount that you pay forward. If you think the postings here are worth $5, $10, $15, or $20 each, but you can only afford (say) $50 or $60, you can set your cap at $50 or $60. If I write more than (say) twelve posts in a given month, you will only have to shell out $50 or $60.

Where does my money go?
I will use the Patreon support here to fund research endeavors, update my personal Website, and produce the very (very) best content I can for all of you. I already have a full-time job, so I don’t need the money to support myself financially. Instead, I will be using Patreon support to fund the purchase of research materials, editing software, Website overhauls, and the like. If you’d like to know more, consider messaging me.

Why support your blog and your writing?
One great reason for supporting my blog, “The Pipeline,” and my writing on (said) blog is that it helps me move forward. I can pay more attention to my writing if I have support. Moreover, I don’t have to wait months (or years) to collect research materials, etc., when I have the support of all of you. In all honesty, if you don’t feel that this is worth your time and your hard-earned money, consider spending your money where you think it counts most.

If you wish to help out with this blog, know that every bit of support helps me produce the very (very) best content I can—even if you decide to give $1 dollar per posting. The more you give in support, the more rewards you receive. Each tier listed on this Patreon page includes rewards below it.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me via e-mail or through my personal Website.
Tiers
Casual Pipeline Readers
$1 or more per blog post
Even paying $1/post helps out! You will have access to patrons-only feed here on Patreon, and you will be able to review questions and supplemental articles and/or videos for further discussion. (Please note: Casual Pipeline Readers will receive access to blog posts one day prior to their launch on "The Pipeline.")  


You will also be given a special shoutout on my personal Website, where "The Pipeline" is hosted. 

Elite Pipeline Readers
$5 or more per blog post
You will have access to patrons-only feed here on Patreon, and you will be able to review questions and supplemental articles and/or videos for further discussion.  


You will also be given a special shoutout on my personal Website, where "The Pipeline" is hosted. 


Members of this tier will be offered a sneak peak of upcoming blog postings. (Please note: Elite Pipeline Readers will receive access to blog posts five days prior to their launch on "The Pipeline.")  

Moguls
$10 or more per blog post
You will have access to patrons-only feed here on Patreon, and you will be able to review questions and supplemental articles and/or videos for further discussion.  


You will also be given a special shoutout on my personal Website, where "The Pipeline" is hosted. 


Members of this tier will be offered a sneak peak of upcoming blog postings. (Please note: Moguls will receive access to blog posts five days prior to their launch on "The Pipeline.")  


Members of this tier will also be offered the chance to suggest potential topics for upcoming "Pipeline" postings. 

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What is “The Pipleline”?
My blog, “The Pipeline,” covers technological and cultural change, history, art, money, debt, economics, mental health, the craft of (fiction) writing, world-building dilemmas, and so much more. Much of my writing touches on the fundamental questions we have as humans, such as our place in universe where our existence feels like a never-ending grind into oblivion. My writing is not meant to persuade people, but, rather, to show individual readers something new, something worthy of further exploration. In other words, my writing is meant to help readers think—although some readers might find this problematic, as they believe they already think. Nevertheless, “The Pipeline” is an experiment of mine, which dabbles in the world of nonfiction. My hope is that I am able to build a solid collection or portfolio of nonfiction writing that I can publish (one day) in eBook and hardcopy formats.

Aside from my blog, I have been an active fiction writer for the better part of twelve years. My writing has appeared in literary journals like El Portal(Eastern New Mexico University) and Otherwise Engaged (out of northern New Mexico). I have also been featured in two anthologies: Question of the Day (2017) and Tome of Fables (2018). Only recently have I given serious consideration to nonfiction, and I hope to share this newfound interest with all of you.

How do you know what you know?
Great question. I have a B.A. in History (emphasis in European history; minor in Koine Greek), a B.S. in Political Science (emphasis in international relations, American government and politics, and comparative politics), and an M.A. in English (emphasis in Creative Writing). I am also working on an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies (focusing on History and Political Science), and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing (emphasis in Speculative Fiction and Professional Writing). When it comes to matters of mental health, I have explored my own mental health, with the help of kind-hearted professionals, over the past three years. I hope to share what I have learned in “The Pipeline.”

Posting… How often do you post?
My posting varies. I do my best to make sure good writing and good ideas come together into something that is constructive, refreshing, and fun to read. When the magic isn’t working, I can’t force myself to post anything substantial. I would rather take the time to produce something that is worth my readers’ time and bandwidth. With that said, I have been trying to post at least one to five times a month. I post more during the teaching off-season (i.e., December, June, and July).

What if you post a lot and I can only afford $XX per month?
This is where things are worked out by the great people on Patreon. Patreon, according to the information provided to all creators and users, only charges you once a month for content made and published during that month. With that said, you can establish a cap on the amount that you pay forward. If you think the postings here are worth $5, $10, $15, or $20 each, but you can only afford (say) $50 or $60, you can set your cap at $50 or $60. If I write more than (say) twelve posts in a given month, you will only have to shell out $50 or $60.

Where does my money go?
I will use the Patreon support here to fund research endeavors, update my personal Website, and produce the very (very) best content I can for all of you. I already have a full-time job, so I don’t need the money to support myself financially. Instead, I will be using Patreon support to fund the purchase of research materials, editing software, Website overhauls, and the like. If you’d like to know more, consider messaging me.

Why support your blog and your writing?
One great reason for supporting my blog, “The Pipeline,” and my writing on (said) blog is that it helps me move forward. I can pay more attention to my writing if I have support. Moreover, I don’t have to wait months (or years) to collect research materials, etc., when I have the support of all of you. In all honesty, if you don’t feel that this is worth your time and your hard-earned money, consider spending your money where you think it counts most.

If you wish to help out with this blog, know that every bit of support helps me produce the very (very) best content I can—even if you decide to give $1 dollar per posting. The more you give in support, the more rewards you receive. Each tier listed on this Patreon page includes rewards below it.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me via e-mail or through my personal Website.

Recent posts by G. Michael Rapp

Tiers
Casual Pipeline Readers
$1 or more per blog post
Even paying $1/post helps out! You will have access to patrons-only feed here on Patreon, and you will be able to review questions and supplemental articles and/or videos for further discussion. (Please note: Casual Pipeline Readers will receive access to blog posts one day prior to their launch on "The Pipeline.")  


You will also be given a special shoutout on my personal Website, where "The Pipeline" is hosted. 

Elite Pipeline Readers
$5 or more per blog post
You will have access to patrons-only feed here on Patreon, and you will be able to review questions and supplemental articles and/or videos for further discussion.  


You will also be given a special shoutout on my personal Website, where "The Pipeline" is hosted. 


Members of this tier will be offered a sneak peak of upcoming blog postings. (Please note: Elite Pipeline Readers will receive access to blog posts five days prior to their launch on "The Pipeline.")  

Moguls
$10 or more per blog post
You will have access to patrons-only feed here on Patreon, and you will be able to review questions and supplemental articles and/or videos for further discussion.  


You will also be given a special shoutout on my personal Website, where "The Pipeline" is hosted. 


Members of this tier will be offered a sneak peak of upcoming blog postings. (Please note: Moguls will receive access to blog posts five days prior to their launch on "The Pipeline.")  


Members of this tier will also be offered the chance to suggest potential topics for upcoming "Pipeline" postings.