Andrew Stafford is creating writing/journalism
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Hi, and welcome to my Patreon page. This is where all my stuff that doesn't get published elsewhere will go from now on. But that doesn't mean what you read here are leftovers! Rather, it's a repository for all the ideas I have that haven't found a suitable paying home over the years.

Most of you will best know me for my music journalism. However, I have varied interests in natural history and the environment, politics, media matters, personal/life stories and more. So I'm not going to make too many guarantees about what you're going to get here - that may vary, and not everything I write will be in your area of interest.

One thing I can guarantee, though, is that if any of these things are of particular interest, they'll all get a run at various stages, depending on what's firing me up from week to week.

All writers are looking for new ways to earn their keep in this transitional era for journalism. Personally, I'm not of the view that citizen journalism can fill the gaps caused by the decline of major mastheads by ourselves. On the other hand, the loss of specialist writers across those mastheads mean new opportunities for people like me to connect with readers like you.

Thank you in advance for reading and for supporting my work. A very small amount of money from you goes a long way in my world: for example, if I can encourage a couple of hundred people to contribute as little as $20 a year, that makes a $4000 difference to my annual earnings.

Writing can be an incredibly isolating endeavour, and sometimes a harsh one. It's not always great for one's well-being, especially when an unfortunate part of the game is routinely getting torn to shreds in comment sections. But this is different; if you're paying me anything, I'm guessing it's because you actually enjoy and value what I do. And that means a great deal to me.

Thanks to you all and hope to give you as much reading pleasure as I can, on whatever topic it might be.
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Hi, and welcome to my Patreon page. This is where all my stuff that doesn't get published elsewhere will go from now on. But that doesn't mean what you read here are leftovers! Rather, it's a repository for all the ideas I have that haven't found a suitable paying home over the years.

Most of you will best know me for my music journalism. However, I have varied interests in natural history and the environment, politics, media matters, personal/life stories and more. So I'm not going to make too many guarantees about what you're going to get here - that may vary, and not everything I write will be in your area of interest.

One thing I can guarantee, though, is that if any of these things are of particular interest, they'll all get a run at various stages, depending on what's firing me up from week to week.

All writers are looking for new ways to earn their keep in this transitional era for journalism. Personally, I'm not of the view that citizen journalism can fill the gaps caused by the decline of major mastheads by ourselves. On the other hand, the loss of specialist writers across those mastheads mean new opportunities for people like me to connect with readers like you.

Thank you in advance for reading and for supporting my work. A very small amount of money from you goes a long way in my world: for example, if I can encourage a couple of hundred people to contribute as little as $20 a year, that makes a $4000 difference to my annual earnings.

Writing can be an incredibly isolating endeavour, and sometimes a harsh one. It's not always great for one's well-being, especially when an unfortunate part of the game is routinely getting torn to shreds in comment sections. But this is different; if you're paying me anything, I'm guessing it's because you actually enjoy and value what I do. And that means a great deal to me.

Thanks to you all and hope to give you as much reading pleasure as I can, on whatever topic it might be.

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