Captain Awkward

Captain Awkward

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patrons
Hello there and welcome to my Patreon page!

I write  Captain Awkward, an advice column for nerds, geeks, dorks, late bloomers, and other smart folks who need some support in setting boundaries and asserting themselves. I’m also an adjunct college instructor and an eternal freelancer, which means I am always hustling for money to keep a roof over my head and satisfy my love of fine cheese.

Which brings us to this.

If you like what I write and find it helpful, please consider supporting my work here on Patreon. You can pledge any amount you want per month, and cancel or change your pledge at any time. In return, I have some fun rewards laid out below, and goals on the left that we can work towards to make Captain Awkward bigger and better.

My column will always be available to read for free on my website, but this offers an opportunity for you to support me financially if that's something you want to do, and for me to give a little something in return. You are some of the nicest, best people on the internet, and I always love reading your comments, seeing you support and encourage one another, and plan meetups/projects. This platform will allow us to collaborate even better to do ALL the cool things!

Once you become a patron you will have access to my activity feed here where I'll share more about myself and my work, have discussions and generally make this a cozy, hug-friendly place. You can help determine what you want to see here!

I sincerely appreciate any amount you can offer, even $1/month adds up.
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
Welcome to the Awkward Club!
You'll have access to my activity feed here on Patreon where we'll have discussions, I'll post updates and pictures (possibly of my cat), and we'll brainstorm ideas for the future of Captain Awkward!

Pledge $3 or more per month
Buy me a cup of coffee!
I'll share some of my other writings and projects with you, “behind-the-scenes” info of what I'm working on. All previous rewards!
Pledge $10 or more per month
Live Chats
These are always my favorite Advice Columnist features to read, and I'd like to start doing them once a month using Twitter to generate short questions. Patreon contributors get early access to the monthly hashtag which means first crack at getting your short question answered. 
Advisory Committee
$25 or more per month

Snail Mail, Book Club
For a long time this was a "You Be The Advice Columnist" benefit, but I've had a hard time making this sustainable. Not because you weren't good advice-givers, more because I was not the greatest scheduler/editor. So thanks for hanging out and supporting the site.


Revised rewards as of 1/2019:


Non-denominational holiday card annually!

Other snail mail at random times!

I'm gonna pilot a feature starting in February where we review (& hopefully do Q&As with authors) for Actually Useful Self-Help Books, could use your help for that, especially identifying books!

We might try the "you be the advice columnist" thing again, who knows! I need to figure out a better structure for this, suggestions welcome. 

Additionally, I will punch up your dating profile if you like! (send me a message thru Patreon for details, 1 per patron)


Board of Directors
$50 or more per month

Super Patron
I can't even imagine what sort of super-generous person you must be. Thank you! 


Originally, this tier offered a monthly Awkward Hangout/Chat, but we could never schedule a time that worked. So (as of January 2019) I'm gonna re-launch this as a monthly open thread to check in and discuss whatever you like. When I post that thread, I'll also invite patrons at this level to check in with me privately and see if I can help untangle any thorny situations. Also, if there's something in particular you would find especially rewarding or necessary, please tell me! And thank you. 



Dumpster Fire Debate Club
$2,500 or more per month

Would you like me to consider debating or discussing certain topics with you, but I've blocked you on all social media and banned you from the comments section of my website? Don't despair! For the right price, you can sound off about such topics as:


  • "Why are all these victims of famously abusive artists unfairly ruining my fun?"
  • "The #MeToo Movement: Has It Gone Too Far?"
  • "If people have to consider other people's safety and comfort in public spaces, how will anyone ever fall in love again?"
  • "Having one's behavior described as 'creepy' or 'racist' is the worst, most unfair thing that could possibly happen to a person. That's the real discrimination no one is talking about!" 
  • "I need to scream at fat people to lose weight because I care about them so much!" 
  • "I totally support women artists as long as they are Ayn Rand!" 
  • Literally anything that happened in the 2016 presidential election cycle.


You can sound off here and...I will probably?... read whatever it is? That's it, that's what you get. There's no guaranteed reward (or response) for sponsorship at this tier, payments are nonrefundable, and I can delete your comments at any time without warning.


(If you're scrolled down this far because you're a nice generous person who wants to make a generous gift, get in touch, we'll make you a nice tier that isn't about Trolling Contingency Fees!)

Goals
81% complete
A year to write. 

Funding at this level gives me the gift of a sabbatical, something that full-time college professors get and adjunct faculty do not. 

I want a sabbatical. I want it very badly. I want a year where my only job is "write." Some of the writing will be the blog (which has been a little neglected, since I've been working multiple other jobs), some of it will be a Captain Awkward book of new material, some of it will be screenwriting, some of it will be a book of essays I've got percolating. 



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Hello there and welcome to my Patreon page!

I write  Captain Awkward, an advice column for nerds, geeks, dorks, late bloomers, and other smart folks who need some support in setting boundaries and asserting themselves. I’m also an adjunct college instructor and an eternal freelancer, which means I am always hustling for money to keep a roof over my head and satisfy my love of fine cheese.

Which brings us to this.

If you like what I write and find it helpful, please consider supporting my work here on Patreon. You can pledge any amount you want per month, and cancel or change your pledge at any time. In return, I have some fun rewards laid out below, and goals on the left that we can work towards to make Captain Awkward bigger and better.

My column will always be available to read for free on my website, but this offers an opportunity for you to support me financially if that's something you want to do, and for me to give a little something in return. You are some of the nicest, best people on the internet, and I always love reading your comments, seeing you support and encourage one another, and plan meetups/projects. This platform will allow us to collaborate even better to do ALL the cool things!

Once you become a patron you will have access to my activity feed here where I'll share more about myself and my work, have discussions and generally make this a cozy, hug-friendly place. You can help determine what you want to see here!

I sincerely appreciate any amount you can offer, even $1/month adds up.

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
Welcome to the Awkward Club!
You'll have access to my activity feed here on Patreon where we'll have discussions, I'll post updates and pictures (possibly of my cat), and we'll brainstorm ideas for the future of Captain Awkward!

Pledge $3 or more per month
Buy me a cup of coffee!
I'll share some of my other writings and projects with you, “behind-the-scenes” info of what I'm working on. All previous rewards!
Pledge $10 or more per month
Live Chats
These are always my favorite Advice Columnist features to read, and I'd like to start doing them once a month using Twitter to generate short questions. Patreon contributors get early access to the monthly hashtag which means first crack at getting your short question answered. 
Advisory Committee
$25 or more per month

Snail Mail, Book Club
For a long time this was a "You Be The Advice Columnist" benefit, but I've had a hard time making this sustainable. Not because you weren't good advice-givers, more because I was not the greatest scheduler/editor. So thanks for hanging out and supporting the site.


Revised rewards as of 1/2019:


Non-denominational holiday card annually!

Other snail mail at random times!

I'm gonna pilot a feature starting in February where we review (& hopefully do Q&As with authors) for Actually Useful Self-Help Books, could use your help for that, especially identifying books!

We might try the "you be the advice columnist" thing again, who knows! I need to figure out a better structure for this, suggestions welcome. 

Additionally, I will punch up your dating profile if you like! (send me a message thru Patreon for details, 1 per patron)


Board of Directors
$50 or more per month

Super Patron
I can't even imagine what sort of super-generous person you must be. Thank you! 


Originally, this tier offered a monthly Awkward Hangout/Chat, but we could never schedule a time that worked. So (as of January 2019) I'm gonna re-launch this as a monthly open thread to check in and discuss whatever you like. When I post that thread, I'll also invite patrons at this level to check in with me privately and see if I can help untangle any thorny situations. Also, if there's something in particular you would find especially rewarding or necessary, please tell me! And thank you. 



Dumpster Fire Debate Club
$2,500 or more per month

Would you like me to consider debating or discussing certain topics with you, but I've blocked you on all social media and banned you from the comments section of my website? Don't despair! For the right price, you can sound off about such topics as:


  • "Why are all these victims of famously abusive artists unfairly ruining my fun?"
  • "The #MeToo Movement: Has It Gone Too Far?"
  • "If people have to consider other people's safety and comfort in public spaces, how will anyone ever fall in love again?"
  • "Having one's behavior described as 'creepy' or 'racist' is the worst, most unfair thing that could possibly happen to a person. That's the real discrimination no one is talking about!" 
  • "I need to scream at fat people to lose weight because I care about them so much!" 
  • "I totally support women artists as long as they are Ayn Rand!" 
  • Literally anything that happened in the 2016 presidential election cycle.


You can sound off here and...I will probably?... read whatever it is? That's it, that's what you get. There's no guaranteed reward (or response) for sponsorship at this tier, payments are nonrefundable, and I can delete your comments at any time without warning.


(If you're scrolled down this far because you're a nice generous person who wants to make a generous gift, get in touch, we'll make you a nice tier that isn't about Trolling Contingency Fees!)