Nadine Walks is creating blog posts and books
10

patrons

$35
per month
Hi friends!

Four years ago I started a blog called 'Begin With a Single Step' (now 'Nadine Walks') in order to write about my experience walking the Camino de Santiago, a 500-mile pilgrimage route through Spain. That first Camino ignited a love of long-distance walking/hiking and I haven't stopped since.

I also haven't stopped writing about it. Or taking pictures! From blog posts, to articles, to e-books, to Instagram, to the (slow) process of writing a memoir, telling the stories of my walks has been just as important as the walking itself

But these stories have never just been for me; sharing them and finding my audience has been the goal all along. If you're here, you probably read my blog or scroll through my daily Instagram photos, or maybe you found my e-book or gear list. It's been such a joy to connect with an audience, and a true pleasure to create content that is beautiful or useful or entertaining.

I'm not going to stop blogging or sharing photographs, but the thing is, I want to step it up. Over the last four years I've been writing a book and I still have a lot of work to do, but the thousands and thousands of words are starting to take shape, and that's exciting. So exciting, that it's been hard to focus on anything else. Like most creators, the time I spend writing or working on my photography is squeezed into the "extra" hours of my life, around work (counseling teenagers), sleep, and my daily walks (can't give those up!). I don't see myself quitting my job anytime soon, yet I can't help but imagine a life where I had a little more time to devote to art. 

And so I've created this Patreon, a platform that is based on the old idea of patronage. Here on Patreon, there are different levels of support that you can pledge; it's sort of like saying, "Hey, I support you and your art and I hope to keep seeing more of it!". It's kind of like a subscription- you can sign up to pledge a different amount each month. I'm starting the levels at $1.00 a month, and while this might not seem like a lot, it's actually tremendous. 

This support is going to enable me to do a few things: cover the costs associated with running my blog. Motivate me to churn out more blog posts and provide small, detailed guides to the recent walks I've done. Create more e-books. Hire an editor for my memoir. Maybe help to buy a camera so I can start taking my landscape photos on something other than my iPhone. Definitely cover some of my coffee stops along my walks. And who knows, with time and hard work and this extra support, I might be able to do more of this writing/photography thing. I might be able to walk around the world.

There are bonuses you can receive if you make a pledge; right now, I plan to have an additional stream of 'Patreon-only' content, which will be more posts and some extra photographs, maybe even little snippets from my book. I may be able to develop additional bonuses in the future, but right now, my priorities are my blog and my book, and this is where I want to focus my time. 

Patrons or not, I'm going to keep sharing my stories. But how incredible it is to have this opportunity to ask you to support my art; how incredible to be in this position at all, where I'm doing the things I can to create something beautiful to put out into the world. Thanks for being with me and following along; I can't wait to see where I'm going next.

Nadine
Tiers
Level 1
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
Every dollar adds up; I've always been a big believer in this. Your contribution means so much to me!

*Any donation gets the most heartfelt THANK YOU, a big smile, and access to my patron-only content (extra musings and snapshots).

Level 2
$5 or more per month 5 patrons
Hi to my $5 group!! You are all so wonderful; I know $5 is the cost of a great coffee drink and I'm so grateful for this donation. 

*Any donation gets the most heartfelt THANK YOU, a big smile, and access to my patron-only content (extra musings and snapshots).  

Level 3
$10 or more per month 1 patron
$10 a month!! Incredible! If you're donating at this level, know that I wish I could be giving you a real hug, and that I can't express how much your support means to me. 

*Any donation gets the most heartfelt THANK YOU, a big smile, and access to my patron-only content (extra musings and snapshots).

Level 4
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
This is the level that goes beyond the boundaries of my hopes and dreams, and anyone here will have to get an acknowledgment in my book. Thank you feels inadequate, but, thank you. 

*Any donation gets the most heartfelt THANK YOU, a big smile, and access to my patron-only content (extra musings and snapshots).

Level 5
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
I've added a $50 tier because I'm pushing myself to 'go big' as I chase my dreams of writing a book. If anyone gives their support at this level, I'm going to have to get in touch with you to come up with some additional benefit or way of saying thank you. 

*Any donation gets the most heartfelt THANK YOU, a big smile, and access to my patron-only content (extra musings and snapshots).

Goals
$35 of $250 per month
Goals I'm working towards for the first half of 2019:

*Finish a draft of my book that feels ready to send out to agents!
*Hire an editor for my manuscript.
*Begin to write a second e-book on my hiking/walking adventures.
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Hi friends!

Four years ago I started a blog called 'Begin With a Single Step' (now 'Nadine Walks') in order to write about my experience walking the Camino de Santiago, a 500-mile pilgrimage route through Spain. That first Camino ignited a love of long-distance walking/hiking and I haven't stopped since.

I also haven't stopped writing about it. Or taking pictures! From blog posts, to articles, to e-books, to Instagram, to the (slow) process of writing a memoir, telling the stories of my walks has been just as important as the walking itself

But these stories have never just been for me; sharing them and finding my audience has been the goal all along. If you're here, you probably read my blog or scroll through my daily Instagram photos, or maybe you found my e-book or gear list. It's been such a joy to connect with an audience, and a true pleasure to create content that is beautiful or useful or entertaining.

I'm not going to stop blogging or sharing photographs, but the thing is, I want to step it up. Over the last four years I've been writing a book and I still have a lot of work to do, but the thousands and thousands of words are starting to take shape, and that's exciting. So exciting, that it's been hard to focus on anything else. Like most creators, the time I spend writing or working on my photography is squeezed into the "extra" hours of my life, around work (counseling teenagers), sleep, and my daily walks (can't give those up!). I don't see myself quitting my job anytime soon, yet I can't help but imagine a life where I had a little more time to devote to art. 

And so I've created this Patreon, a platform that is based on the old idea of patronage. Here on Patreon, there are different levels of support that you can pledge; it's sort of like saying, "Hey, I support you and your art and I hope to keep seeing more of it!". It's kind of like a subscription- you can sign up to pledge a different amount each month. I'm starting the levels at $1.00 a month, and while this might not seem like a lot, it's actually tremendous. 

This support is going to enable me to do a few things: cover the costs associated with running my blog. Motivate me to churn out more blog posts and provide small, detailed guides to the recent walks I've done. Create more e-books. Hire an editor for my memoir. Maybe help to buy a camera so I can start taking my landscape photos on something other than my iPhone. Definitely cover some of my coffee stops along my walks. And who knows, with time and hard work and this extra support, I might be able to do more of this writing/photography thing. I might be able to walk around the world.

There are bonuses you can receive if you make a pledge; right now, I plan to have an additional stream of 'Patreon-only' content, which will be more posts and some extra photographs, maybe even little snippets from my book. I may be able to develop additional bonuses in the future, but right now, my priorities are my blog and my book, and this is where I want to focus my time. 

Patrons or not, I'm going to keep sharing my stories. But how incredible it is to have this opportunity to ask you to support my art; how incredible to be in this position at all, where I'm doing the things I can to create something beautiful to put out into the world. Thanks for being with me and following along; I can't wait to see where I'm going next.

Nadine

Recent posts by Nadine Walks

Tiers
Level 1
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
Every dollar adds up; I've always been a big believer in this. Your contribution means so much to me!

*Any donation gets the most heartfelt THANK YOU, a big smile, and access to my patron-only content (extra musings and snapshots).

Level 2
$5 or more per month 5 patrons
Hi to my $5 group!! You are all so wonderful; I know $5 is the cost of a great coffee drink and I'm so grateful for this donation. 

*Any donation gets the most heartfelt THANK YOU, a big smile, and access to my patron-only content (extra musings and snapshots).  

Level 3
$10 or more per month 1 patron
$10 a month!! Incredible! If you're donating at this level, know that I wish I could be giving you a real hug, and that I can't express how much your support means to me. 

*Any donation gets the most heartfelt THANK YOU, a big smile, and access to my patron-only content (extra musings and snapshots).

Level 4
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
This is the level that goes beyond the boundaries of my hopes and dreams, and anyone here will have to get an acknowledgment in my book. Thank you feels inadequate, but, thank you. 

*Any donation gets the most heartfelt THANK YOU, a big smile, and access to my patron-only content (extra musings and snapshots).

Level 5
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
I've added a $50 tier because I'm pushing myself to 'go big' as I chase my dreams of writing a book. If anyone gives their support at this level, I'm going to have to get in touch with you to come up with some additional benefit or way of saying thank you. 

*Any donation gets the most heartfelt THANK YOU, a big smile, and access to my patron-only content (extra musings and snapshots).