Old English Wordhordis creating the Old English Word of the Day and Wordhord Book
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As a frēond (FRAY-ond), or friend, you may request a word for Gold-gifa Week. If you tell me your Twitter handle, I can @ you with your word. I'll also answer your questions about Old English.
You are a gold-gifa (GOLD-yih-vah), a gold-giver or patron. You get exclusive weekly posts (Wordhord Wednesday). You may request a word for Gold-gifa Week. If you tell me your Twitter handle, I can @ you with your word. I'll also answer your questions about Old English.
The good king Hrothgar is renowned for his generosity. In addition to the Gold-gifa tier benefits, you will be credited on the Old English Wordhord Gold-gifa Page with your name, Twitter handle, and favourite Old English word, for as long as you continue to donate.
I started tweeting the Old English Word of the Day back in November 2013. Over time I created a blog, a Facebook page, an Instagram account, and finally this Patreon page, which features special content for $5+ subscribers on Wordhord Wednesdays.
Maintaining the Wordhord takes 2-3 hours each week. I'm also writing an Old English Wordhord book, to which I've been devoting around 20 hours a week. Currently, the donations of people on Patreon or PayPal are my only income for this work. (I hope that will change with the publication of a bestselling book on Old English, but I may have to wait awhile for the pay-off!)
If you enjoy my work and are able to throw me a few dollars each month, you have the opportunity to become a gold-gifa, a gold-giver or patron (pronounced GOLD-yih-vah). Any amount is welcome and will give me the warm, fuzzy feeling of knowing someone thinks my work is worth paying for. If you'd rather make a 1x donation, you can do so via PayPal: paypal.me/videen.
(If dollars were line numbers, I've reached the part in Beowulf where our hero arrives in the land of the Danes.)