Hello! I hope you’re enjoying Velvet Limelight, and are finding lots to keep you entertained! I always try to make this an enjoyable place to visit, with articles about a variety of historical subjects, all illustrated with lots of beautiful images. But to do that I have to spend time researching, writing and editing, as well as sourcing (and sometimes restoring) images… and all that time adds up. Although I’d love to be able to dedicate myself to writing and creating even more content for Velvet Limelight, I have to be practical and spend time doing things that earn money. Work needs to be done, and bills need to be paid.

That’s where Patreon comes in, and where your support can make all the difference. Patreon is a crowd-funding platform that allows people to support their favourite content creators by giving small amounts of money on a monthly basis. By committing to a monthly amount, however little, you’d be helping me to free up time to write new content, curate images, post articles, and generally make Velvet Limelight a continually interesting place to visit. You’d also be helping to cover the costs of the blog itself – domain registration and mapping, image licensing and much else besides.

If you’d like to help me make sure that Velvet Limelight lasts for many years to come, you can find more details on the Velvet Limelight Patreon page. You can pledge from as little as $1 a month, and in exchange for your support you’ll get my eternal gratitude and a selection of exclusive rewards… Thanks so much!

Much love,