Darin White

is creating Stories of Waterloo Region

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I've been building community by telling authentic stories of Waterloo Region on makebright.com for six years. In the past year that work switched from being my passion project to also being my sole source of income. So far, the stories you've seen on makebright have been unpaid work. They have been my community investment.

It turns out that you can't buy groceries on Saturday with community investment returns, so I'm reaching out to you to keep the work going. I'm hoping you'll help fund my self-directed stories exploring workshops, art shows, laboratories, startups, and community efforts. Each of my independent stories averages between 6 and 10 hours of time to produce. To date I've published 657 posts. They serve as an indication of my commitment to the work and the quality of the stories.

Here's the deal: only blog posts with multiple photos and/or an extended story will be tagged for Patreon contributions. I don't expect contributions for my 1shot entries that simply feature a single photo and comment. Where I do need your support is on the bigger stories. I expect to publish two of these per month. Please do set a monthly maximum on your contributions and remember that this all operates in US dollar amounts. So if you specify a $1 per post contribution on Patreon, you'll be charged CD$1.31 or so, depending on the current exchange rate.

My commitment to you is that I'll keep working hard to connect people in Waterloo Region. I'll dig for stories and put them across to the best of my abilities. Since you're here, I reckon you're already familiar with my work. Whether you support me financially or not (and I hope you will), please stick around for the stories. And say hello and introduce yourself when you see me in real life. That's the real payoff for all of us.

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