Jon Zal is creating tweets, blog posts and a book.
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patrons

I'm Jon Zal. You most likely know me from my Twitter account, @officialjonzal, and/or my blog, JonZal.com. I’m a writer, former U.S. Army Military Police K-9 Handler, ex-music journalist and political junkie.

Rather than simply slapping a "PayPal" button on my blog and panhandling for cash (unless you prefer that sort of thing, in which case, here you go: https://paypal.me/jonzal), I'm hoping to build a community here that is interested in supporting my work. If successful, my plans right now include:

  • establishing a regular, more-frequent publishing schedule for JonZal.com.
  • posting patron-only—and not necessarily political—entries here (which I've already started doing; scroll down!).
  • posting audio versions of my blog entries. (In addition to my writing background, I also have extensive radio and podcasting experience, so I plan on incorporating that skillset into my endeavors here. Ultimately, I plan to develop a standalone podcast.)
  • completing an in-progress memoir about my early years, my time in the Army, some of my notable encounters as a music journalist (including some amazing experiences with my favorite rock band, Van Halen) and my own political awakening, among other things.

This Patreon thing is an experiment. Mostly, I see it as a way to connect with those of you who are particularly supportive of and find value in what I bring to the conversation. If there's interest, I'll add patron-only Q&A sessions to my offering. (When eventually I complete my first book, I'll also be sure to add some book-related, patron-only perks as well.)

Something else you're interested in? Let me know. Meanwhile, whether or not you decide to break open your wallet: Thank you for checking out my work.
Rewards
I like you, man
$1 or more per month
This is for those of you who want to show your appreciation and support for my writing on Twitter and at JonZal.com, but who don't particularly care about reading the non-political, patron-only posts I'm publishing here.
I love you, man
$4 or more per month
This gets you access to the patron-only content I'm posting here, as well as my undying love and appreciation. (Feeling generous? Super-rich and looking for ways to unload your cash? Exciting news: You can manually enter a larger amount!)
I'm Jon Zal. You most likely know me from my Twitter account, @officialjonzal, and/or my blog, JonZal.com. I’m a writer, former U.S. Army Military Police K-9 Handler, ex-music journalist and political junkie.

Rather than simply slapping a "PayPal" button on my blog and panhandling for cash (unless you prefer that sort of thing, in which case, here you go: https://paypal.me/jonzal), I'm hoping to build a community here that is interested in supporting my work. If successful, my plans right now include:

  • establishing a regular, more-frequent publishing schedule for JonZal.com.
  • posting patron-only—and not necessarily political—entries here (which I've already started doing; scroll down!).
  • posting audio versions of my blog entries. (In addition to my writing background, I also have extensive radio and podcasting experience, so I plan on incorporating that skillset into my endeavors here. Ultimately, I plan to develop a standalone podcast.)
  • completing an in-progress memoir about my early years, my time in the Army, some of my notable encounters as a music journalist (including some amazing experiences with my favorite rock band, Van Halen) and my own political awakening, among other things.

This Patreon thing is an experiment. Mostly, I see it as a way to connect with those of you who are particularly supportive of and find value in what I bring to the conversation. If there's interest, I'll add patron-only Q&A sessions to my offering. (When eventually I complete my first book, I'll also be sure to add some book-related, patron-only perks as well.)

Something else you're interested in? Let me know. Meanwhile, whether or not you decide to break open your wallet: Thank you for checking out my work.

Recent posts by Jon Zal

Rewards
I like you, man
$1 or more per month
This is for those of you who want to show your appreciation and support for my writing on Twitter and at JonZal.com, but who don't particularly care about reading the non-political, patron-only posts I'm publishing here.
I love you, man
$4 or more per month
This gets you access to the patron-only content I'm posting here, as well as my undying love and appreciation. (Feeling generous? Super-rich and looking for ways to unload your cash? Exciting news: You can manually enter a larger amount!)