For my 300th post here on Plot and Theme, I decided to update all my readers by explaining the next phase of my blogging, which involves getting the word out that the blog is growing and rewarding readers who support my nonsensical writings.
I am spellbound by the number of readers I get on this site and how few of them call me stupid. Apparently it was smart to call it “Plot and Theme”, because I routinely get organic search traffic from people searching “[Film Name] Plot” or “[Film Name] Theme”. Sometimes, they don’t even spell the name of the movie correctly!
Anyway, I decided early on that will always provide content on Plot and Theme free of charge and without advertisements because I like being able to write whatever I want. But, if you particularly enjoy the pieces you read here and you’d like to support the blog with your monies, I’ve made contributing to the blog both easy and fun. Currently, there are three main ways to support Plot and Theme: Patreon, CafePress, and Bitcoin
First, newest, and most straightforward, you can visit my Patreon page and become a patron of Plot and Theme. You’ll be just like Archduke Rudolph (except Beethoven is slightly cooler than I am). Patreon is like a virtual tip jar where you can use PayPal or a credit card to set up monthly donations to content creators. I’ve supported some of my favorite weird thing makers on the internet, like Red Letter Media and Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, and not only do I get exclusive content, but I get to feel like I am contributing to the kind of entertainment that has brought me value. I’ve designed my reward system to give some pretty sweet perks, and please believe me when I say that no amount is too small. Anything you give hitches your wagon to the Plot and Theme train. Check out the Plot and Theme Patreon Page Here.
Related to the Patreon page is the CafePress page. Here, instead of warms-and-fuzzies for giving monies, you can actually buy things with Plot and Theme iconography on them. Currently, I have a couple of T-shirt options, hoodies, and glassware, all of which earns me a couple of bucks. Be warned: owning these items and using them in the company of others may force you to explain, “What is Plot and Theme?”, but you can always lie and say that is a really cool new band that they’ve never heard of. Check out the CafePress Page Here. Important consideration: pledging at the $10 level on Patreon includes CafePress items as rewards.
Finally, I happily accept Bitcoin donations to Plot and Theme’s personal Bitcoin Address. If you want to learn about Bitcoin (which you should), I encourage you to go to Bitcoin.org where you can click around, educate yourself about cryptocurrency, and even get yourself your very own wallet. I can also recommend this video for a basic explanation of how Bitcoin works. After purchasing some bitcoin from an exchange (my favorite is Kraken), you can donate to the address below (and, you can check all the donations that have ever been sent! Bitcoin is awesome). A donation through this means will earn you Twitter follows, shout-outs, and eternal gratitude. So, if you’re interested in receiving that, be sure to leave a comment below.
Plot and Theme’s Bitcoin Address: 3GT5ihBgwyc7yzN3pZwpDzQ8HbfMWzYcqM
Or, the QR Code:
Plot and Theme is also a Brave publisher, meaning that you can donate to the above address anonymously and in proportion to the amount of time you spend here if you’re browsing with Brave. If you’re interested at all in Brave, give it a look-see.
At this point I’d like to reiterate: Plot and Theme is always going to be free to read, and always going to be absent ads. I love watching and writing about movies, so I am going to keep up with regular posts regardless of the level of donations. I’ll also always be grateful for your readership, commentary, and suggestions, because these levels of support are just as important as anything else I’ve listed on this page. If you want to be super special, share the above pages, retweet when I talk about it, share this post, and maybe even try to make your friends feel sad about not being a part of Team Plot and Theme.
Now here’s to 300 more!