The Alt Dad Diary is creating truth
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The Alt Dad Diary is a daily blog written by a first-time father. That's me. My name is Ryan Loveeachother and I'm a melancholy millennial struggling with what it means to alter the American Dream to fit my inner father song. Each day, I cobble together an examination of the day's happenings. From dumpster-diving to in-law drama, marital mayhem to semi-sobriety, these are my uncensored confessions.

As anyone living amidst torrent of 2017 can attest, our lives are crazy busy. All of us. Nevermind the spiel on the frenzy of first-time fatherhood. Let's keep this short and sweet. In order to keep up the pace of my daily blogging, during the breakneck whirlwind of spraying off reusable Bum Genius diapers and all, I'm asking for your support.

Asking for support is hard. But so it goes. Like anyone who's ever crowd-surfed knows: we must hold each other up. So, let's talk support. I'm very strongly committed to keeping my diary space ad-free, clean of corporate noise. I'm also committed to kicking capitalism in the pants, which means I believe you should be able to read The Alt Dad Diary for free. That said, if you support my practice of ballsy-honest writing and it's feasible for you, please consider supporting me in any amount. Your contributions allow me to collect a few minutes every day, sit down, and breathe my cerebral cymbal-crashing into words.
Tiers
Alt Dad Couldn't Do It Without You
$1 or more per month 5 patrons
Well golly. Thank you. As gratitude for your pledge, you'll be added to an "inner circle" email list. I'll contact you when I'm seeking feedback, suggestions, or a reality-check. I'll also loop this list first with sneak peek photos of monkey development and patron-only polls. 
OMG Alt Dad Diary Is Overjoyed
$5 or more per month 7 patrons
Jowzers. Your pledge is approximately the cost of a tripped-out latte per month. This is an appreciable sacrifice, even by first-world standards. The Alt Dad Diary does not drink lattes, but your contribution keeps my wheels churnin. 
Alt Dad Diary Would Like Your Genome Sequenced For Altruism Mapping
$10 or more per month 4 patrons
Is there a gene that maps directly to altruism? If so, you're surely a proud owner. Please demand I measure the ingredients with a high degree of exactitude, record them legibly in an email, and send you the secret to The Alt Dad Diary banana-chocolate chip muffins.  
Holy man. There's a category this high?
$25 or more per month 1 patron
No words. What an exotic species of kindness. Please produce offspring, lots of them. Your DNA must flourish. 
Goals
$36 of $2,000 per month
At $2000 per month, I'll be able to do this full time instead of what I do now: speak-texting into my iPhone between gulps of 5:27am coffee, slapping away the walk-ready dog. This pay raise doesn't mean a lot more diary being produced. It means more focus, more calm. It means I won't have to run a round like a headless chicken pecking for income twisting dreadlocks or massaging shoulders. 

This is obviously every writer's dream scenario—paid time to grind. Because I believe in vocalizing ambitions, going big or going home, and knock and the door will be answered, my goal is a livable income: $2000/month.

On an individual basis, I'd need 2,000 readers to contribute $1 every month. That's 3 cents per day, roughly.

It's hard for to think of any goal higher than making a living doing what I love. And I do mean making a living. $2000 per month would yield $24,000 as an annual income, which is barely above the federal poverty line but more than what Kate, Ellie and I survived on this past year. So it's actually a raise. 

Lastly, it's possible. Doing what I love and surviving, I mean. Not compromising. Not working at University of Such and Such because writers can't make it in the real world. It's no small feat, certainly. It feels like a reinvention of The American Dream, but it's possible. 
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The Alt Dad Diary is a daily blog written by a first-time father. That's me. My name is Ryan Loveeachother and I'm a melancholy millennial struggling with what it means to alter the American Dream to fit my inner father song. Each day, I cobble together an examination of the day's happenings. From dumpster-diving to in-law drama, marital mayhem to semi-sobriety, these are my uncensored confessions.

As anyone living amidst torrent of 2017 can attest, our lives are crazy busy. All of us. Nevermind the spiel on the frenzy of first-time fatherhood. Let's keep this short and sweet. In order to keep up the pace of my daily blogging, during the breakneck whirlwind of spraying off reusable Bum Genius diapers and all, I'm asking for your support.

Asking for support is hard. But so it goes. Like anyone who's ever crowd-surfed knows: we must hold each other up. So, let's talk support. I'm very strongly committed to keeping my diary space ad-free, clean of corporate noise. I'm also committed to kicking capitalism in the pants, which means I believe you should be able to read The Alt Dad Diary for free. That said, if you support my practice of ballsy-honest writing and it's feasible for you, please consider supporting me in any amount. Your contributions allow me to collect a few minutes every day, sit down, and breathe my cerebral cymbal-crashing into words.

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Tiers
Alt Dad Couldn't Do It Without You
$1 or more per month 5 patrons
Well golly. Thank you. As gratitude for your pledge, you'll be added to an "inner circle" email list. I'll contact you when I'm seeking feedback, suggestions, or a reality-check. I'll also loop this list first with sneak peek photos of monkey development and patron-only polls. 
OMG Alt Dad Diary Is Overjoyed
$5 or more per month 7 patrons
Jowzers. Your pledge is approximately the cost of a tripped-out latte per month. This is an appreciable sacrifice, even by first-world standards. The Alt Dad Diary does not drink lattes, but your contribution keeps my wheels churnin. 
Alt Dad Diary Would Like Your Genome Sequenced For Altruism Mapping
$10 or more per month 4 patrons
Is there a gene that maps directly to altruism? If so, you're surely a proud owner. Please demand I measure the ingredients with a high degree of exactitude, record them legibly in an email, and send you the secret to The Alt Dad Diary banana-chocolate chip muffins.  
Holy man. There's a category this high?
$25 or more per month 1 patron
No words. What an exotic species of kindness. Please produce offspring, lots of them. Your DNA must flourish.