The video pretty much says it, transcript below. I don’t expect Polyamory on Purpose to become a full-time job or anything like that, but I’d really like to make it a frequently updated and well-developed resource for the poly community, both the website and the books. And right now I literally can’t afford the time I have been putting in. If I’m going to expand the site and keep the books coming I need your help.
Hi, I’m Jessica, the creator of Polyamory on Purpose. I started this blog that became PolyonPurpose because I saw a need for information about polyamory that wasn’t focused on relationship advice. I’ve been writing the polyamory on Purpose blog for several years now, if somewhat inconsistently, and gotten a great deal of support from the community. I’ve covered everything from pregnancy to STIs to buying dishes, and the more I write the more I have to say.
Unfortunately, I have never been able to make Polyamory on Purpose a priority. I’m self-employed as a freelance writer and spoony. With a chronically ill long-term partner and a three year old, time and energy are at a premium. Right now, the time I spend on Polyamory on Purpose is time I am taking away from paying work. Which is (part of) why the blog has posted so inconsistently over the years.
There is a lot I would like to do with Polyamory on Purpose. I’d like to post two or three times a week, like I did when I started the blog. I’d like to gather a resource library for polyfolk covering everything from custody to calendars to relationship agreements. I’d like to add a forum to the site where people can discuss their strategies and choices for poly living. I want to finally start working my way through the dozen topics I have for future PolyonPurpose guides. And I can’t do any of this as long as Poly on Purpose is something I steal time for from my ‘real’ work.
I’m starting this Patreon campaign to change that. Every fifteen dollar’s pledged a month pays for the time it takes to write one blog post, and lets me put more time into growing this site. With enough pledges, instead of stealing an hour or two every other week to write a blog post, and scribbling additions to the next PolyonPurpose book whenever I can squeeze in a few sentences, I can dedicate several hours a week to writing blog posts, working on the next book, and adding new resources and capabilities to the site.
There is a lot more to polyamory than how we structure our relationships, communicate, and handle our jealousy, and I think it’s time we had a place to go to talk about and work on that more. With your help and support, Polyamory on Purpose can be that place.
I’m asking for your help and support. Even if you can only pledge one dollar a month it makes a difference for my family and brings me a little closer to growing Polyamory on Purpose.
All patrons will be included in a new Supporter’s page on Polyamory on Purpose, with a link back to the website of your choice.
Patron’s who pledge five dollars or more per month will get a thumbnail image and one sentence bio on their supporter listing, and a copy of the Poly and Pregnancy Guide.
Patrons who pledge ten dollars or more per month will get a half-banner image and a small paragraph description on the supporters page, free copies of polyamory and pregnancy, The poly home, and all future guides as I publish them.
As I start building the resource library, resources suggested by patrons with get priority for inclusion in the library, and new resources will be shared with patrons two weeks before they go up publicly on the site.
Finally, I will be posting the draft version of The Poly Home on Patreon for Patrons to read, critique and comment on as I write it.
For community goals, I am currently posting once every two weeks. When your patronage reaches twenty dollars per month, I will post weekly, and for every additional fifteen dollars pledged, I will write one additional post per month, up to three posts weekly.
When we reach one hundred dollars per month I’ll start building the resource library.
If we can reach two hundred fifty dollars per month, I’ll get a forum up and running.
Thank you for taking the time to listen, thank you for the support I have received from so many of you over the past few years. If you have found Polyamory on Purpose to be a valuable resource please support if you can. And whether or not you can support, please share this Patreon campaign on social media.