Katherine Conaway

Katherine Conaway

is creating Podcasts & Writing

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patrons
Hi, I'm Katherine!

First of all, thank you for being here & taking a few moments to read this. I know the internet is a distracting place, and our time is the most valuable thing we have. I really appreciate your time and consideration.

A little bit about me & why I'm here on Patreon:

My life & work aren't very "normal"

I have been traveling nonstop since I left my job and apartment in Brooklyn in June 2014, and the whole time I've been working remotely while on the road around the world. I haven't been anywhere for longer than 5 weeks, and I often move much more frequently.

For a year in 2016-17, I was a member of Remote Year 2 (Battuta). Remote Year is a program that organizes year-long travel for groups of 75 people to live + work remotely in 12 cities/countries (each for a month). This experience connected me to many amazing people around the world.

I work as a freelancer - I have a couple of regular clients plus additional short-term projects doing consulting or writing work. My main client now is a travel clothing company (Bluffworks), and I currently am their Head of Content. For 2.5 years, I was the Head of Production for Public Persona, a small branding studio. (Yes, all from the road.)

Storytelling is one of my passions

Storytelling can encompass so much, and I love when it can be both education and entertainment. The curiosity that drives me to explore the world non-stop is really a desire to learn and hear more stories, and then I feel very compelled to document, synthesize, and share them.

Not only do I want to share my story, I want to facilitate the interesting, passionate, adventurous people around me share their stories. I also want to help educate people who are curious about other people's lifestyle, work, and experiences.

The Modern Work podcast is conversations I have with people about the work they do & how they got there. Episodes feature in-depth 1:1 interviews and the show notes will include each person's bio, links, and notes from our conversation.

I often write on Medium, and in an effort to record my experience on Remote Year for friends & family, prospective RY applicants, fellow travelers, and remote workers, I wrote essays in my publication, A Remote Year (which is public + free to read).

Creative work takes time & resources, and support is critical to success

Each podcast episode requires around 6-7 total hours of work, between my time and the team I've hired to help. Each essay takes at least 2-3 hours to write, edit, and publish, often more. 

As an Art History major, I studied incredible objects and images & the people who made them, and one key takeaway for me was that creators often did (and do) depend on the support of patrons, friends, and family. I learned about Patreon a while ago, and I thought it sounded like a great way to support people making things on a regular basis - at whatever level makes sense. 

So I started pledging a little bit each month to a few artists I follow elsewhere on social media and their websites: I enjoy their work, and I know that both the financial and emotional support makes a big difference in their ability to continue to devote time to content creation. Plus, I find it really rewarding to be part of this community & know that I'm helping enable the artists of my time to make things – and offer a path for people to support my projects as well.

Thank you so much for following along (for free) and pledging if you can! 

I really can't convey how much every word, gesture, and (yes) dollar of support means to me. I save kind notes from friends and strangers, and every meal I've been treated to or home I've been hosted at has made a difference in my life. 

Maybe $1 is all you have available, and I very much understand and respect that. I live on a budget, too, and I really appreciate you being a sponsor & staying engaged with my work.

Perhaps you want to think of your $5 pledge as buying me a cup of coffee once a month, and you can pretend that I'm telling you a story over an email or phone call while you read or listen to my recent essays and episodes. I probably had at least one coffee while working, and I'll be thinking of you while I drink it! 

If you pledge more than that, then wow & a tremendous thank you. Please let me know how I can continue to create things of value to you & maintain a special relationship moving forward.

Being a patron of the arts is an incredible gift to the artists, and I appreciate it so much.


Congratulations! You've read it all :) Thank you for your time & support. 

I consider myself incredibly fortunate to know so many generous and kind people, and I can't wait to get to know you, too. (Really, please say hello!)
Tiers
Friend & Feedback
$5 or more per month

I really appreciate your pledge!


Join the conversation here:

  • comment on posts
  • vote in polls 
  • submit Qs for me to answer 
Behind the Scenes
$10 or more per month
Thank you for your regular contribution!


I'll dish up behind-the-scenes photos and stories on how I create my content & sneak peeks into my life on the road.
(+ lower pledge rewards)

Super Sponsor
$50 or more per month

Thank you for being a patron of my work. These contributions add up to support my team. 


You patrons give me suggestions and feedback to develop special custom content that is shared here first. This could be live calls/chats, how-to info, travel writing on a particular destination or experience... think creatively & let me know what you'd like!
(+ lower pledge rewards) 

Public Patron
$100 or more per month

Thanks for your support! Your investment here helps more stories get shared and enables me to have a team of professionals collaborating on the content.


Acknowledgement on the Thank You page on the website. [or stay anonymous - just let me know]
(+ lower pledge rewards)

Major Benefactor
$200 or more per month

This is a pledge option for patrons who are able to make a generous contribution to support this work. And wow. I'm pretty speechless (for once).


We figure out together how to best give you the benefit of your patronage - maybe it's me sharing your story, or using my skills to help you in some way.

(+ lower pledge rewards) 

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Hi, I'm Katherine!

First of all, thank you for being here & taking a few moments to read this. I know the internet is a distracting place, and our time is the most valuable thing we have. I really appreciate your time and consideration.

A little bit about me & why I'm here on Patreon:

My life & work aren't very "normal"

I have been traveling nonstop since I left my job and apartment in Brooklyn in June 2014, and the whole time I've been working remotely while on the road around the world. I haven't been anywhere for longer than 5 weeks, and I often move much more frequently.

For a year in 2016-17, I was a member of Remote Year 2 (Battuta). Remote Year is a program that organizes year-long travel for groups of 75 people to live + work remotely in 12 cities/countries (each for a month). This experience connected me to many amazing people around the world.

I work as a freelancer - I have a couple of regular clients plus additional short-term projects doing consulting or writing work. My main client now is a travel clothing company (Bluffworks), and I currently am their Head of Content. For 2.5 years, I was the Head of Production for Public Persona, a small branding studio. (Yes, all from the road.)

Storytelling is one of my passions

Storytelling can encompass so much, and I love when it can be both education and entertainment. The curiosity that drives me to explore the world non-stop is really a desire to learn and hear more stories, and then I feel very compelled to document, synthesize, and share them.

Not only do I want to share my story, I want to facilitate the interesting, passionate, adventurous people around me share their stories. I also want to help educate people who are curious about other people's lifestyle, work, and experiences.

The Modern Work podcast is conversations I have with people about the work they do & how they got there. Episodes feature in-depth 1:1 interviews and the show notes will include each person's bio, links, and notes from our conversation.

I often write on Medium, and in an effort to record my experience on Remote Year for friends & family, prospective RY applicants, fellow travelers, and remote workers, I wrote essays in my publication, A Remote Year (which is public + free to read).

Creative work takes time & resources, and support is critical to success

Each podcast episode requires around 6-7 total hours of work, between my time and the team I've hired to help. Each essay takes at least 2-3 hours to write, edit, and publish, often more. 

As an Art History major, I studied incredible objects and images & the people who made them, and one key takeaway for me was that creators often did (and do) depend on the support of patrons, friends, and family. I learned about Patreon a while ago, and I thought it sounded like a great way to support people making things on a regular basis - at whatever level makes sense. 

So I started pledging a little bit each month to a few artists I follow elsewhere on social media and their websites: I enjoy their work, and I know that both the financial and emotional support makes a big difference in their ability to continue to devote time to content creation. Plus, I find it really rewarding to be part of this community & know that I'm helping enable the artists of my time to make things – and offer a path for people to support my projects as well.

Thank you so much for following along (for free) and pledging if you can! 

I really can't convey how much every word, gesture, and (yes) dollar of support means to me. I save kind notes from friends and strangers, and every meal I've been treated to or home I've been hosted at has made a difference in my life. 

Maybe $1 is all you have available, and I very much understand and respect that. I live on a budget, too, and I really appreciate you being a sponsor & staying engaged with my work.

Perhaps you want to think of your $5 pledge as buying me a cup of coffee once a month, and you can pretend that I'm telling you a story over an email or phone call while you read or listen to my recent essays and episodes. I probably had at least one coffee while working, and I'll be thinking of you while I drink it! 

If you pledge more than that, then wow & a tremendous thank you. Please let me know how I can continue to create things of value to you & maintain a special relationship moving forward.

Being a patron of the arts is an incredible gift to the artists, and I appreciate it so much.


Congratulations! You've read it all :) Thank you for your time & support. 

I consider myself incredibly fortunate to know so many generous and kind people, and I can't wait to get to know you, too. (Really, please say hello!)

Recent posts by Katherine Conaway

Tiers
Friend & Feedback
$5 or more per month

I really appreciate your pledge!


Join the conversation here:

  • comment on posts
  • vote in polls 
  • submit Qs for me to answer 
Behind the Scenes
$10 or more per month
Thank you for your regular contribution!


I'll dish up behind-the-scenes photos and stories on how I create my content & sneak peeks into my life on the road.
(+ lower pledge rewards)

Super Sponsor
$50 or more per month

Thank you for being a patron of my work. These contributions add up to support my team. 


You patrons give me suggestions and feedback to develop special custom content that is shared here first. This could be live calls/chats, how-to info, travel writing on a particular destination or experience... think creatively & let me know what you'd like!
(+ lower pledge rewards) 

Public Patron
$100 or more per month

Thanks for your support! Your investment here helps more stories get shared and enables me to have a team of professionals collaborating on the content.


Acknowledgement on the Thank You page on the website. [or stay anonymous - just let me know]
(+ lower pledge rewards)

Major Benefactor
$200 or more per month

This is a pledge option for patrons who are able to make a generous contribution to support this work. And wow. I'm pretty speechless (for once).


We figure out together how to best give you the benefit of your patronage - maybe it's me sharing your story, or using my skills to help you in some way.

(+ lower pledge rewards) 

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