The TYPO3 community consists of many awesome people. That is just a fact. But here and now I first of all want to thank those kind individuals that support me over at Patreon. You are awesome and I am very grateful towards every single one of you. In case they agreed to it, they are named here alongside a link. So go and checkout their projects. Without further ado, here they are:
- Romain Canon (twitter.com/Rommsteinz)
- Claus Due (namelesscoder.net)
- Daniel Tondera
- Ralf Merz
- Andrew Luca (iamandrewluca.com)
- Marcus Schwemmer (typo3works.com)
- Carsten Falkenberg (www.limebox.de)
- Frank Gerards
- Oliver Klee
If you want to join this list, support the blog at Patreon for any amount you like. Go there now.
Of course I want to thank those Patreons that do not want to be mentioned here but support the Blog nontheless. Thank you all very much! Your support means a lot to me and it amazes me that we (at the time of writing) are close to actually pay for the monthly server costs with the Patreon money. Yay.
There is no particular reason.
Patreon is fairly well known when it comes to support for content creators of various kinds all over the world. They have a good infrastructure and it is fairly simple to become a supporter. Of course they take their share of every donation wich is about 10% of the amount. To transfer the money via PayPal an additional fee has to be paid but that is just how it is. If one uses external services one has to pay for it. But it is not too bad. Roughly 85% of the donated money finds its way to me. Also be aware that Patreon handles everything in US-Dollars.
I dont know any alternative (europe based) service for supporting content creation, so I will stick to Patreon. If you have a suggestion for a different approach, please let me know.
First of all - it feels really good to see that people care enough about my articles that they are willing to support the blog as a platform of TYPO3 development content.
I also answered this question at Patreon, so let me quote myself:
I do not need financial support in a sense that I cannot continue blogging without it. The blog posts will keep coming whether I find some Patreons or not. However, the server and domain(s) are costing money each month (resp. year) and of course writing takes time. And that is what I would use any donated money for. Paying for the infrastructure and compensating a little bit for the time effort. Maybe it could even lead to more frequent posts in the future. Who knows?
So, obviously it is a kind gesture that is very much appreciated. And if I am able to pay the bills for the blog with the patreon money, I will happily do so.
Great question. Glad you asked.
Besides money there are some obvious things to help the blog:
- Share it
If you find a post helpful, why not tell the world about it? Put it on your myspace page or whatever you kids use this days.
- Link it
Have a blog of your own? Feel free to use my articles as sources. Add a link, so others can find it, too.
- Tell me about mistakes / outdated information
I try to keep everything up to date but that is not always sufficient. So, if you find anything, even if you are not sure, write a short email. Feedback is always welcome!
Now, I have nothing more to say about support but one last time:
Thank you for reading and supporting!