Semi-Rad

is creating blog posts, Instagram doodles, joy

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patrons
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 3 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. I've also been putting up 3-4 drawings every week on my Instagram page since December 2016.

No one's ever paid a cent to access anything on Semi-Rad.com, or on my Instagram page—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. [NOTE: If you'd like to make a one-time donation or just buy me a coffee, you can do that via my Ko-fi page.]

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 pocket notebook, Semi-Rad stickers, Patreon-only feed, and your name on my Patreon Donors wall of fame on Semi-Rad.com. I've personalized a bunch of Moleskine 64-page Cahiers journals with a "Happily Semi-Rad" logo, and If you kick in $5 a month, I'll drop one in the mail to you so you can have something for writing trip notes, to-do lists, poetry, or whatever you want.

$10 a month
$10 or more per month

You'll get all of the above things + this signed print from my Threadless shop. I'll send you a signed copy of this print (along with a Happily Semi-Rad Moleskine journal, 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 + this signed print from my Threadless shop.  This is hero-level support, and I'll send you a signed copy of this print (along with a Happily Semi-Rad Moleskine journal, 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 3 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. I've also been putting up 3-4 drawings every week on my Instagram page since December 2016.

No one's ever paid a cent to access anything on Semi-Rad.com, or on my Instagram page—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. [NOTE: If you'd like to make a one-time donation or just buy me a coffee, you can do that via my Ko-fi page.]

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 pocket notebook, Semi-Rad stickers, Patreon-only feed, and your name on my Patreon Donors wall of fame on Semi-Rad.com. I've personalized a bunch of Moleskine 64-page Cahiers journals with a "Happily Semi-Rad" logo, and If you kick in $5 a month, I'll drop one in the mail to you so you can have something for writing trip notes, to-do lists, poetry, or whatever you want.

$10 a month
$10 or more per month

You'll get all of the above things + this signed print from my Threadless shop. I'll send you a signed copy of this print (along with a Happily Semi-Rad Moleskine journal, 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 + this signed print from my Threadless shop.  This is hero-level support, and I'll send you a signed copy of this print (along with a Happily Semi-Rad Moleskine journal, some Semi-Rad stickers, and your name  on my Patreon Donors wall of fame on Semi-Rad.com).