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Here's why I'm starting a Patreon account and asking you to contribute to it:

I've been writing a blog post for Semi-Rad.com every single week since February 2011. More than 2.5 million people have visited the site, and I hope many of you have gotten a laugh or some inspiration from something I put up on a Thursday morning.

No one's ever paid a cent to access anything on Semi-Rad.com—the content has always been free. I never want to charge anyone to read Semi-Rad posts. I am able to keep doing what I do thanks to a few sponsors (Outdoor Research, REI, and a couple other sponsors who have come and gone throughout the years) who support me financially. I never know from one year to the next how much money is going to come in from these sponsors for the blog content I create (although, shout out to Outdoor Research for sticking around since 2013), and I face the possibility that some year I'll have to stop the blog because I need to take the time I spend writing it and use it to do other freelance work that is a guaranteed paycheck.

I'm not trying to guilt-trip or scare anyone here. If you like what you've read since last year, or since 2011, I'd love to have your financial support. I personally pay for the New York Times, Spotify, the Washington Post, the New Yorker, Netflix, and a few other subscriptions, and you probably do too. If you think reading Semi-Rad is worth a dollar a month, or a few dollars a month, please feel free to kick that in here. I appreciate it, and every donation I get energizes me to keep the site going. Thank you.
Tiers
$2 a month
$2 or more per month

You get a virtual hug or high-five from me, and your name on my Patreon Donors wall of fame on Semi-Rad.com. Thanks for just being awesome and supporting something you believe in. This is a vote from you to me to keep going, and I appreciate it.
$3 per month
$3 or more per month

You get access to my Patreon-only feed, Semi-Rad stickers, and your name on my Patreon Donors wall of fame on Semi-Rad.com. I have a lot of projects I don't talk about on social media—books, films, other creative projects, and adventure trips. But if you're a supporter, I'll put up text and video updates on Patreon once a month and let you know what's going on behind the scenes. Also, I'll send you a handful of Semi-Rad stickers.
$5 per month
$5 or more per month

You get a free book, Semi-Rad stickers, Patreon-only feed, and your name on my Patreon Donors wall of fame on Semi-Rad.com.
"Make It Till You Make It" is my brief but potent book about creating—what I've learned about making things, selling things, getting rejected, and everything else that's happened to me in the 13+ years I've been writing, making films, shooting photos and drawing doodles. If you kick in $5 a month, I'll drop a signed copy of this in the mail to you.
$10 a month
$10 or more per month


You'll get all of the above things + a signed print from my Threadless shop. This is hero-level support, and I'll have you pick out a custom doodle print from my Threadless shop and send you a signed copy (along with a copy of Make It Till You Make It, some Semi-Rad stickers, and your name on my Patreon Donors wall of fame on Semi-Rad.com).
$25 a month
$25 or more per month
This is the same as the $10 tier, but you are $15 more awesome. You'll get all of the above things + a signed print from my Threadless shop.  This is hero-level support, and I'll have you pick out a custom doodle  print from my Threadless shop and send you a signed copy (along with a  copy of Make It Till You Make It, some Semi-Rad stickers, and your name  on my Patreon Donors wall of fame on Semi-Rad.com).
Here's why I'm starting a Patreon account and asking you to contribute to it:

I've been writing a blog post for Semi-Rad.com every single week since February 2011. More than 2.5 million people have visited the site, and I hope many of you have gotten a laugh or some inspiration from something I put up on a Thursday morning.

No one's ever paid a cent to access anything on Semi-Rad.com—the content has always been free. I never want to charge anyone to read Semi-Rad posts. I am able to keep doing what I do thanks to a few sponsors (Outdoor Research, REI, and a couple other sponsors who have come and gone throughout the years) who support me financially. I never know from one year to the next how much money is going to come in from these sponsors for the blog content I create (although, shout out to Outdoor Research for sticking around since 2013), and I face the possibility that some year I'll have to stop the blog because I need to take the time I spend writing it and use it to do other freelance work that is a guaranteed paycheck.

I'm not trying to guilt-trip or scare anyone here. If you like what you've read since last year, or since 2011, I'd love to have your financial support. I personally pay for the New York Times, Spotify, the Washington Post, the New Yorker, Netflix, and a few other subscriptions, and you probably do too. If you think reading Semi-Rad is worth a dollar a month, or a few dollars a month, please feel free to kick that in here. I appreciate it, and every donation I get energizes me to keep the site going. Thank you.

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Tiers
$2 a month
$2 or more per month

You get a virtual hug or high-five from me, and your name on my Patreon Donors wall of fame on Semi-Rad.com. Thanks for just being awesome and supporting something you believe in. This is a vote from you to me to keep going, and I appreciate it.
$3 per month
$3 or more per month

You get access to my Patreon-only feed, Semi-Rad stickers, and your name on my Patreon Donors wall of fame on Semi-Rad.com. I have a lot of projects I don't talk about on social media—books, films, other creative projects, and adventure trips. But if you're a supporter, I'll put up text and video updates on Patreon once a month and let you know what's going on behind the scenes. Also, I'll send you a handful of Semi-Rad stickers.
$5 per month
$5 or more per month

You get a free book, Semi-Rad stickers, Patreon-only feed, and your name on my Patreon Donors wall of fame on Semi-Rad.com.
"Make It Till You Make It" is my brief but potent book about creating—what I've learned about making things, selling things, getting rejected, and everything else that's happened to me in the 13+ years I've been writing, making films, shooting photos and drawing doodles. If you kick in $5 a month, I'll drop a signed copy of this in the mail to you.
$10 a month
$10 or more per month


You'll get all of the above things + a signed print from my Threadless shop. This is hero-level support, and I'll have you pick out a custom doodle print from my Threadless shop and send you a signed copy (along with a copy of Make It Till You Make It, some Semi-Rad stickers, and your name on my Patreon Donors wall of fame on Semi-Rad.com).
$25 a month
$25 or more per month
This is the same as the $10 tier, but you are $15 more awesome. You'll get all of the above things + a signed print from my Threadless shop.  This is hero-level support, and I'll have you pick out a custom doodle  print from my Threadless shop and send you a signed copy (along with a  copy of Make It Till You Make It, some Semi-Rad stickers, and your name  on my Patreon Donors wall of fame on Semi-Rad.com).