AutoFocus

is creating Motorsport News, Blogs and Behind-the-Scenes Shenanigans

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If you told 15-year-old me that she'd be trying to write motorsport blogs and articles for a living, she'd have laughed in your face. Funny how life works out, right?



Who am I and exactly what is AutoFocus?


My name is Laura Donaghy, and I started AutoFocus back in 2012. It has changed a lot since those days, and now it's functioning as a motorsport blog site. Currently, I am the only writer, but I want to see AutoFocus grow. My dream for the site is for it to bring together writers from all over, covering whatever form of motorsport interests them the most. Talented people talking about their passions, be that engine developments in Formula One, the next generation of prototype in endurance racing or even what Sebastien Vettel had for breakfast. Okay, maybe not that last one, but you get the idea.

Check out AutoFocus if you haven't already.


Why is AutoFocus on Patreon?


It's all well and good me writing things, but:
  1. I'm just one person, how interesting can I be?
  2. I have a job so I can't write all the time
  3. Nobody likes adverts, so I want to avoid using them on the site if possible
There's probably a host of other reasons I could come up with, but three is a good number so I'll stop there. 
I want to make AutoFocus the best it can be - a real hotspot for superb (and sometimes a little different) motorsport content. However, I can only do it with YOUR help.


What will AutoFocus do with your money?


Firstly, site costs.
That might sound trivial, but even just covering those makes a big difference - it's one less thing that I have to worry about.

New contributors.
As I've said, I want AutoFocus to be more than just me writing articles. I'd love to hire another writer, or even just have enough money to pay people for guest posts. So, the more money you put in, the better and more varied the content available to you.

No adverts!
Nobody likes adverts. They are a fact of life, but I'm sure if we could, we'd get shot of them. Well, that's what I'd like to do. Ideally, AutoFocus will make money, and the go-to solution for achieving that would be selling advertising space. But what if you guys could make AutoFocus ad-free? Good news! You can.


What's in it for you?


All patrons will get early access to articles where possible, exclusive blogs and access to the AutoFocus discord server. And of course, endless gratitude from me!
This Patreon is somewhat of an experiment, so things might change as I figure out what I'm doing. I will be asking for feedback on the discord, as well as asking you lovely lot what sort of content you want to see. So if you think of something you would like to see either as part of the Patreon or the site itself, then do let me know!

Anyway, if you can support AutoFocus, then fabulous, thank you! And if not, then thank you for reading!
- Laura

Tiers
You're a supporter!
$1 or more per month
Awesome! You'll get access to exclusive Patreon content, our discord server where you can chat with me and your fellow supporters, and you get oodles of gratitude!
Includes Discord rewards
You picked this over a Big Mac!
$5 or more per month
Or whatever your $5 fast food of choice is. You get all the benefits from the lower tier, and your name is added to the Patreon Partners page on the site!
Includes Discord rewards
Ooh, getting a bit serious here.
$10 or more per month
It might not sound that much, but those $10 start to add up. Thank you for choosing to spend that chunk of money here! Know that somewhere, I am sat thinking about how cool you are. 
Includes Discord rewards
You hero you.
$25 or more per month
You're starting to reach superhero levels here, who are you, Bruce Wayne? But seriously, thank you. Your support is really helping drive AutoFocus to better content!
Includes Discord rewards
I think I might love you.
$50 or more per month
Awkwardness aside, my gratitude knows no bounds. You get the fancy 'Super Patrons' discord role, and you'll receive a voucher redeemable for a beverage of your choice if we cross paths at a race track or event. 
Includes Discord rewards
I just put this here for fun.
$100 or more per month
Genuinely, I don't expect this level of support - this is an awful lot of money! But if you do decide that you want to sink it into AutoFocus, I will be eternally grateful. Your name will be in lights on the Patreon Partners page so the world can see what an amazing human you are. And I will send you a personalised mug. You lucky duck.
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
8% complete
Site costs are covered! Everything from the domain to day-to-day admin is funded by you lovely lot. 
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If you told 15-year-old me that she'd be trying to write motorsport blogs and articles for a living, she'd have laughed in your face. Funny how life works out, right?



Who am I and exactly what is AutoFocus?


My name is Laura Donaghy, and I started AutoFocus back in 2012. It has changed a lot since those days, and now it's functioning as a motorsport blog site. Currently, I am the only writer, but I want to see AutoFocus grow. My dream for the site is for it to bring together writers from all over, covering whatever form of motorsport interests them the most. Talented people talking about their passions, be that engine developments in Formula One, the next generation of prototype in endurance racing or even what Sebastien Vettel had for breakfast. Okay, maybe not that last one, but you get the idea.

Check out AutoFocus if you haven't already.


Why is AutoFocus on Patreon?


It's all well and good me writing things, but:
  1. I'm just one person, how interesting can I be?
  2. I have a job so I can't write all the time
  3. Nobody likes adverts, so I want to avoid using them on the site if possible
There's probably a host of other reasons I could come up with, but three is a good number so I'll stop there. 
I want to make AutoFocus the best it can be - a real hotspot for superb (and sometimes a little different) motorsport content. However, I can only do it with YOUR help.


What will AutoFocus do with your money?


Firstly, site costs.
That might sound trivial, but even just covering those makes a big difference - it's one less thing that I have to worry about.

New contributors.
As I've said, I want AutoFocus to be more than just me writing articles. I'd love to hire another writer, or even just have enough money to pay people for guest posts. So, the more money you put in, the better and more varied the content available to you.

No adverts!
Nobody likes adverts. They are a fact of life, but I'm sure if we could, we'd get shot of them. Well, that's what I'd like to do. Ideally, AutoFocus will make money, and the go-to solution for achieving that would be selling advertising space. But what if you guys could make AutoFocus ad-free? Good news! You can.


What's in it for you?


All patrons will get early access to articles where possible, exclusive blogs and access to the AutoFocus discord server. And of course, endless gratitude from me!
This Patreon is somewhat of an experiment, so things might change as I figure out what I'm doing. I will be asking for feedback on the discord, as well as asking you lovely lot what sort of content you want to see. So if you think of something you would like to see either as part of the Patreon or the site itself, then do let me know!

Anyway, if you can support AutoFocus, then fabulous, thank you! And if not, then thank you for reading!
- Laura

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Tiers
You're a supporter!
$1 or more per month
Awesome! You'll get access to exclusive Patreon content, our discord server where you can chat with me and your fellow supporters, and you get oodles of gratitude!
Includes Discord rewards
You picked this over a Big Mac!
$5 or more per month
Or whatever your $5 fast food of choice is. You get all the benefits from the lower tier, and your name is added to the Patreon Partners page on the site!
Includes Discord rewards
Ooh, getting a bit serious here.
$10 or more per month
It might not sound that much, but those $10 start to add up. Thank you for choosing to spend that chunk of money here! Know that somewhere, I am sat thinking about how cool you are. 
Includes Discord rewards
You hero you.
$25 or more per month
You're starting to reach superhero levels here, who are you, Bruce Wayne? But seriously, thank you. Your support is really helping drive AutoFocus to better content!
Includes Discord rewards
I think I might love you.
$50 or more per month
Awkwardness aside, my gratitude knows no bounds. You get the fancy 'Super Patrons' discord role, and you'll receive a voucher redeemable for a beverage of your choice if we cross paths at a race track or event. 
Includes Discord rewards
I just put this here for fun.
$100 or more per month
Genuinely, I don't expect this level of support - this is an awful lot of money! But if you do decide that you want to sink it into AutoFocus, I will be eternally grateful. Your name will be in lights on the Patreon Partners page so the world can see what an amazing human you are. And I will send you a personalised mug. You lucky duck.
Includes Discord rewards