Patti Samar is creating Blue Water Woman Magazine
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Who am I and why in the h-e-double hockey sticks would you want to support me as a patron?

The answer is very simple: Because I'm the coolest chick I know.  ;)

Who I Am and What I Do:
My name is Patti Samar and I am the editor and publisher of Blue Water Woman, a quarterly print publication based in Port Huron, Michigan, USA. I established BWW in 2011 and I have so enjoyed meeting women in this corner of the world and sharing their very cool stories. 

Selling Ads Sux!
What I haven't enjoyed is selling advertisements to support the magazine. (Ad salespeople remind me of cheesy used car salespeople wearing loud plaid sport coats and polyester pants who run their fingers through their slicked-back greasy hair right before offering to shake your hand. Eew. Just eew.)

I Am Blessed!
I have been, as they say, "very blessed" by a core group of local advertisers who believe in a) women (such support can be difficult to find some days in this very conservative community) and b) the importance of sharing women's stories. (Thank you, thank you, thank you to my magazine advertisers! You make my life better every single day!)

Why I Started This Patreon Account Looking for Patrons/Sponsors:
Right now, Blue Water Woman accounts for approximately 25 percent of my income. (I also own a marketing consultation firm, which is really what pays the bills).

I'm Tired of Begging for Advertisers... :(
The older I've gotten, the more tired and cranky I've become. Now that I'm 50+, I think it should be law that you are allowed a nap every afternoon, just like in kindergarten. But mostly, I'm tired of begging businesses to please become magazine advertisers. There are a limited number of businesses in this community that have the luxury of a "marketing budget" of any sort (see: I'm a marketing consultant), and it is getting more and more difficult to stand out in the line up of too many radio stations and other advertising options.

I Want YOU to Want ME!
What I'd really like most in life right now is to acquire enough patron supporters so that I can spend more time writing stories about women in the Blue Water Area of Michigan without having to beg for new advertisers on a regular basis. Also, I'd like a stronger online presence so that perhaps, eventually, the magazine will be found exclusively online and that would eliminate the big, bad printing bill each quarter.

The more patrons I can acquire, the more stories I will be able to write as exclusive online-only stories for patrons-only to read.

Readers from Around the Globe are Welcome!
And the thing is, you don't have to be from this part of the world to appreciate the cool stories I write about the awesome women who live here. As a rule, I almost always look for stories about women who aren't well known in the community, who are just living their lives and contributing to the world in some way that is uniquely their own.

I'll Write Just for You!
Additionally, I will write exclusive editor's column stories that help you, my reading audience, better get to know me. Who is the real Patti Samar and what does she think? (Trust me, it could be a very fun ride!) What motivates her? What inspires her? What evil lurks in the heart of the original Blue Water Woman?  ;)

Can You Give a Gal a Hand?
So, if you have a dollar a month to spare or you have $500 a month to spare (God bless you, every one!), consider contributing to support the continued publication of Blue Water Woman and allow us to expand our story telling abilities. 

And I Close With This Because I Am That 70s Chick:
Because that's the way uh huh, uh huh I like it, uh huh, uh huh.  ;)

From the Deep, Dark Depths of the Bottom of My Heart, Thank You!
Thank you so much for reading this far and if you are so inclined to become a patron, I'm forever your girl.
Tiers
Stayin' Alive
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
At first we were afraid, we were petrified! But now...we are so very excited that someone -- that being YOU -- believes our writings and musings about women in the Blue Water Area of Michigan are worth $12/year! I pay $12/year for my Glamour magazine subscription and that is the Cat's Meee-owww! If you think we are as cool as Glamour, we are your fan for life! 

Rewards:
* As a thank you, you can purchase TWO tickets to the Annual Blue Water Woman of the Year Awards at a discount!

* A link to the quarterly print edition of Blue Water Woman will be emailed directly to your email box every quarter!

* Your name in the quarterly print edition of the magazine!

* A FREE collector's edition Blue Water Woman koozie to keep your favorite beverage cold!
I Will Survive
$5 or more per month 1 patron
At first we were afraid, we were petrified! We know we just couldn't live without you by our side! You must really, really like us!

Rewards: 
* As a thank you, you can purchase FOUR tickets to the Annual Blue Water Woman of the Year Awards at a discount!

* A link to the quarterly print edition of Blue Water Woman will be emailed directly to your email box every quarter!

* Your name in the quarterly print edition of the magazine!

* A FREE collector's edition Blue Water Woman koozie to keep your favorite beverage cold!

* Access to patron-only columns written by our beloved editor, Patti Samar!
I'm So Excited
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
And we just can't hide it! Wow! This level of support is more than we ever could have imagined anyone would provide just to read our musings!

Rewards:
* As a thank you, you can purchase SIX tickets to the Annual Blue Water Woman of the Year Awards at a discount!

* A link to the quarterly print edition of Blue Water Woman will be emailed directly to your email box every quarter!

* Your name in the quarterly print edition of the magazine!

* A FREE collector's edition Blue Water Woman koozie to keep your favorite beverage cold!

* Access to patron-only columns written by our beloved editor, Patti Samar!
Get Up and Boogie!
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
That's right! Your support has put dancing shoes on our feet and forced us onto the lighted dance floor!

Rewards:
* As a thank you, you can purchase EIGHT tickets to the Annual Blue Water Woman of the Year Awards at a discount!

* A link to the quarterly print edition of Blue Water Woman will be emailed directly to your email box every quarter!

* Your name in the quarterly print edition of the magazine!

* A FREE collector's edition Blue Water Woman koozie to keep your favorite beverage cold!

* Access to patron-only columns written by our beloved editor, Patti Samar!
Hot Stuff!
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Hot, hot, hot stuuuuuufff! Whew! It's getting warm in here! We are seriously in disbelief that anyone would offer this much support to our writing endeavors, but we are also seriously grateful to anyone who pulls the trigger and does so! You have our undying devotion!

Rewards:
* As a thank you, you will receive TWO tickets to the Annual Blue Water Woman of the Year Awards!

* A link to the quarterly print edition of Blue Water Woman will be emailed directly to your email box every quarter!

* Your name in the quarterly print edition of the magazine!

* A FREE collector's edition Blue Water Woman koozie to keep your favorite beverage cold!

* Access to patron-only columns written by our beloved editor, Patti Samar!
We Are Family
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
I got all my sistas with me! Get up everybody and sing!

Clearly, everyone can see we're together if you are supporting Blue Water Woman to this extent! We love you forever 'n ever Amen!

Rewards:
* As a thank you, you will receive FOUR tickets to the Annual Blue Water Woman of the Year Awards!

* A link to the quarterly print edition of Blue Water Woman will be emailed directly to your email box every quarter!

* Your name in the quarterly print edition of the magazine!

* A FREE collector's edition Blue Water Woman koozie to keep your favorite beverage cold!

* Access to patron-only columns written by our beloved editor, Patti Samar!
Love Machine
$250 or more per month 0 patrons
I'm just a love machine and I won't work for nobody but you!

Well, we will indeed continue to work hard for the women in the Blue Water Area, but anyone who shells out this kind of dough will receive a very special bonus gift:

BONUS Reward:
*  An interview and photography session with our beloved editor. A story will be written and laid out in magazine-style format, printed on quality paper and framed. It is a great one-of-a-kind gift for someone you love!

Rewards:
* As a thank you, you will receive SIX tickets to the Annual Blue Water Woman of the Year Awards!

* A link to the quarterly print edition of Blue Water Woman will be emailed directly to your email box every quarter!

* Your name in the quarterly print edition of the magazine!

* A FREE collector's edition Blue Water Woman koozie to keep your favorite beverage cold!

* Access to patron-only columns written by our beloved editor, Patti Samar!
Last Dance
$500 or more per month 0 patrons
We must be your last chance for love! Holy wah! Though we cannot see anyone shelling out this kind of $$$ for our humble words, if you do, you will receive an extra special bonus reward:

BONUS Reward:
* You will receive 100 copies of a personalized eight-page magazine, written and printed just for you! This reward will include:
--Interviews/photo sessions with up to five women of your choice
--Stories written about each individual woman and lay-out, magazine style.
--A specially written editor's column
--A back cover advertisement copywritten and designed specially to send a message of love and/or affection to the recipient/s of this awesome gift!

Rewards: 
* As a thank you, you will receive TWO tickets to the Annual Blue Water Woman of the Year Awards!

* A link to the quarterly print edition of Blue Water Woman will be emailed directly to your email box every quarter!

* Your name in the quarterly print edition of the magazine!

* A FREE collector's edition Blue Water Woman koozie to keep your favorite beverage cold!

* Access to patron-only columns written by our beloved editor, Patti Samar!
Goals
$0 of $500 per month
Wowee wow wow! I would be so humbled if I was able to earn an additional $500 per month just because people believed in Blue Water Woman magazine.

This additional cash would enable me to expand the coverage area beyond its St. Clair County, Michigan borders north and into the Thumb of Michigan so I could meet and write about even more super-duper cool Blue Water Area women!
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Who am I and why in the h-e-double hockey sticks would you want to support me as a patron?

The answer is very simple: Because I'm the coolest chick I know.  ;)

Who I Am and What I Do:
My name is Patti Samar and I am the editor and publisher of Blue Water Woman, a quarterly print publication based in Port Huron, Michigan, USA. I established BWW in 2011 and I have so enjoyed meeting women in this corner of the world and sharing their very cool stories. 

Selling Ads Sux!
What I haven't enjoyed is selling advertisements to support the magazine. (Ad salespeople remind me of cheesy used car salespeople wearing loud plaid sport coats and polyester pants who run their fingers through their slicked-back greasy hair right before offering to shake your hand. Eew. Just eew.)

I Am Blessed!
I have been, as they say, "very blessed" by a core group of local advertisers who believe in a) women (such support can be difficult to find some days in this very conservative community) and b) the importance of sharing women's stories. (Thank you, thank you, thank you to my magazine advertisers! You make my life better every single day!)

Why I Started This Patreon Account Looking for Patrons/Sponsors:
Right now, Blue Water Woman accounts for approximately 25 percent of my income. (I also own a marketing consultation firm, which is really what pays the bills).

I'm Tired of Begging for Advertisers... :(
The older I've gotten, the more tired and cranky I've become. Now that I'm 50+, I think it should be law that you are allowed a nap every afternoon, just like in kindergarten. But mostly, I'm tired of begging businesses to please become magazine advertisers. There are a limited number of businesses in this community that have the luxury of a "marketing budget" of any sort (see: I'm a marketing consultant), and it is getting more and more difficult to stand out in the line up of too many radio stations and other advertising options.

I Want YOU to Want ME!
What I'd really like most in life right now is to acquire enough patron supporters so that I can spend more time writing stories about women in the Blue Water Area of Michigan without having to beg for new advertisers on a regular basis. Also, I'd like a stronger online presence so that perhaps, eventually, the magazine will be found exclusively online and that would eliminate the big, bad printing bill each quarter.

The more patrons I can acquire, the more stories I will be able to write as exclusive online-only stories for patrons-only to read.

Readers from Around the Globe are Welcome!
And the thing is, you don't have to be from this part of the world to appreciate the cool stories I write about the awesome women who live here. As a rule, I almost always look for stories about women who aren't well known in the community, who are just living their lives and contributing to the world in some way that is uniquely their own.

I'll Write Just for You!
Additionally, I will write exclusive editor's column stories that help you, my reading audience, better get to know me. Who is the real Patti Samar and what does she think? (Trust me, it could be a very fun ride!) What motivates her? What inspires her? What evil lurks in the heart of the original Blue Water Woman?  ;)

Can You Give a Gal a Hand?
So, if you have a dollar a month to spare or you have $500 a month to spare (God bless you, every one!), consider contributing to support the continued publication of Blue Water Woman and allow us to expand our story telling abilities. 

And I Close With This Because I Am That 70s Chick:
Because that's the way uh huh, uh huh I like it, uh huh, uh huh.  ;)

From the Deep, Dark Depths of the Bottom of My Heart, Thank You!
Thank you so much for reading this far and if you are so inclined to become a patron, I'm forever your girl.

Recent posts by Patti Samar

Tiers
Stayin' Alive
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
At first we were afraid, we were petrified! But now...we are so very excited that someone -- that being YOU -- believes our writings and musings about women in the Blue Water Area of Michigan are worth $12/year! I pay $12/year for my Glamour magazine subscription and that is the Cat's Meee-owww! If you think we are as cool as Glamour, we are your fan for life! 

Rewards:
* As a thank you, you can purchase TWO tickets to the Annual Blue Water Woman of the Year Awards at a discount!

* A link to the quarterly print edition of Blue Water Woman will be emailed directly to your email box every quarter!

* Your name in the quarterly print edition of the magazine!

* A FREE collector's edition Blue Water Woman koozie to keep your favorite beverage cold!
I Will Survive
$5 or more per month 1 patron
At first we were afraid, we were petrified! We know we just couldn't live without you by our side! You must really, really like us!

Rewards: 
* As a thank you, you can purchase FOUR tickets to the Annual Blue Water Woman of the Year Awards at a discount!

* A link to the quarterly print edition of Blue Water Woman will be emailed directly to your email box every quarter!

* Your name in the quarterly print edition of the magazine!

* A FREE collector's edition Blue Water Woman koozie to keep your favorite beverage cold!

* Access to patron-only columns written by our beloved editor, Patti Samar!
I'm So Excited
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
And we just can't hide it! Wow! This level of support is more than we ever could have imagined anyone would provide just to read our musings!

Rewards:
* As a thank you, you can purchase SIX tickets to the Annual Blue Water Woman of the Year Awards at a discount!

* A link to the quarterly print edition of Blue Water Woman will be emailed directly to your email box every quarter!

* Your name in the quarterly print edition of the magazine!

* A FREE collector's edition Blue Water Woman koozie to keep your favorite beverage cold!

* Access to patron-only columns written by our beloved editor, Patti Samar!
Get Up and Boogie!
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
That's right! Your support has put dancing shoes on our feet and forced us onto the lighted dance floor!

Rewards:
* As a thank you, you can purchase EIGHT tickets to the Annual Blue Water Woman of the Year Awards at a discount!

* A link to the quarterly print edition of Blue Water Woman will be emailed directly to your email box every quarter!

* Your name in the quarterly print edition of the magazine!

* A FREE collector's edition Blue Water Woman koozie to keep your favorite beverage cold!

* Access to patron-only columns written by our beloved editor, Patti Samar!
Hot Stuff!
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Hot, hot, hot stuuuuuufff! Whew! It's getting warm in here! We are seriously in disbelief that anyone would offer this much support to our writing endeavors, but we are also seriously grateful to anyone who pulls the trigger and does so! You have our undying devotion!

Rewards:
* As a thank you, you will receive TWO tickets to the Annual Blue Water Woman of the Year Awards!

* A link to the quarterly print edition of Blue Water Woman will be emailed directly to your email box every quarter!

* Your name in the quarterly print edition of the magazine!

* A FREE collector's edition Blue Water Woman koozie to keep your favorite beverage cold!

* Access to patron-only columns written by our beloved editor, Patti Samar!
We Are Family
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
I got all my sistas with me! Get up everybody and sing!

Clearly, everyone can see we're together if you are supporting Blue Water Woman to this extent! We love you forever 'n ever Amen!

Rewards:
* As a thank you, you will receive FOUR tickets to the Annual Blue Water Woman of the Year Awards!

* A link to the quarterly print edition of Blue Water Woman will be emailed directly to your email box every quarter!

* Your name in the quarterly print edition of the magazine!

* A FREE collector's edition Blue Water Woman koozie to keep your favorite beverage cold!

* Access to patron-only columns written by our beloved editor, Patti Samar!
Love Machine
$250 or more per month 0 patrons
I'm just a love machine and I won't work for nobody but you!

Well, we will indeed continue to work hard for the women in the Blue Water Area, but anyone who shells out this kind of dough will receive a very special bonus gift:

BONUS Reward:
*  An interview and photography session with our beloved editor. A story will be written and laid out in magazine-style format, printed on quality paper and framed. It is a great one-of-a-kind gift for someone you love!

Rewards:
* As a thank you, you will receive SIX tickets to the Annual Blue Water Woman of the Year Awards!

* A link to the quarterly print edition of Blue Water Woman will be emailed directly to your email box every quarter!

* Your name in the quarterly print edition of the magazine!

* A FREE collector's edition Blue Water Woman koozie to keep your favorite beverage cold!

* Access to patron-only columns written by our beloved editor, Patti Samar!
Last Dance
$500 or more per month 0 patrons
We must be your last chance for love! Holy wah! Though we cannot see anyone shelling out this kind of $$$ for our humble words, if you do, you will receive an extra special bonus reward:

BONUS Reward:
* You will receive 100 copies of a personalized eight-page magazine, written and printed just for you! This reward will include:
--Interviews/photo sessions with up to five women of your choice
--Stories written about each individual woman and lay-out, magazine style.
--A specially written editor's column
--A back cover advertisement copywritten and designed specially to send a message of love and/or affection to the recipient/s of this awesome gift!

Rewards: 
* As a thank you, you will receive TWO tickets to the Annual Blue Water Woman of the Year Awards!

* A link to the quarterly print edition of Blue Water Woman will be emailed directly to your email box every quarter!

* Your name in the quarterly print edition of the magazine!

* A FREE collector's edition Blue Water Woman koozie to keep your favorite beverage cold!

* Access to patron-only columns written by our beloved editor, Patti Samar!