I started jasminelholmes.com in late March 2017, but I’ve been blogging in spurts since I was 17. Over the last ten years, I’ve published one book, and I’ve written a number of articles for sites like CBMW, Desiring God, The Gospel Coalition, and more. The journey to my blog started with my marriage to my husband, Phillip, who, in addition to working in the finance world, is a tireless creative. He built and maintains my website as well as edits all of my articles. So the blog that you see is an act of teamwork.
My hope for this blog is that it would be an encouragement to women of all kinds — single, married, stay-at-home moms, working women, and everyone in between. I want to bring you fresh content on a regular basis: mostly articles, with a smattering of product reviews, book reviews, movie reviews, and more. I want this blog to be as varied as the interests of its readers, but the primary focus will stay to bring Christ-honoring content that edifies my eternal family.
Supporting My Work
As I’ve started writing more, many people have asked how they can support this work. This is where Patreon comes in. Patreon is a way for content producers like me to be linked with content supporters like you. Furthermore, we want to avoid splattering the blog with ads that distract readers with what they came for — quality articles. I love being sponsored by organizations and small businesses I believe in, but I want quality, original content to remain king.
I want to ask you to prayerfully consider supporting me as a writer by becoming a patron. Any monetary support that you can offer will contribute to my writing career as well as our little family. As a patron, you will also have a unique voice in helping me brainstorm topics to write about, giving me personal feedback on story ideas, and being the first to know about major updates through the patron-only stream. Your support will help me continue writing (non-fiction and fiction) and bless my family.
Thank you for considering becoming a patron of my blog. Though I’m not a fan of calling it “rewards,” as a token of my gratitude, I will try to provide exclusive benefits to all of my patrons. I want to start off my offering all donors access to a weekly periscope video where I’ll be talking about everything that I’ve written on the site that week. You’ll be able to offer questions, comments, or concerns and provide new ideas. In the past, I’ve done some of this on my Facebook page, but moving forward, the bulk of my live interaction will happen here.
Here are some specific projects I hope to begin or continue as funding becomes available:
- Short Stories: Fiction writing has always been my primary passion, and I want to release a book of short stories in mid-2018. I have some amazing author friends in the indie world who have made me excited about the prospect of self-publishing in the near future.
- Design Enhancements: We want to get a new logo and improve the graphics on the site that will enhance the content.
- Audio/Visual Equipment: Since we’re going to be doing more videos, we’d like to upgrade from the handheld iPhone we currently use to provide high-quality videos for our readers.
- Computer: My husband and I currently share a laptop, because, after years of teaching and writing, my old one died. I write most of my articles in the evening after he gets home from work. He’s very patient to share, but it’s time to move on!
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