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Writing for is my full-time job. I wouldn’t be able to do it without the direct support from readers like you.

A membership subscription is $5 a month (billed in 3-month increments), and the perks include:

  • Access to Shawn Today: my twice-weekly, behind-the-scenes podcast of ideas and thoughts about creativity, productivity, business, and more. Over 650 episodes recorded since April 2011 and counting.
  • Access to Coffee Methods: a section of the site filled with my own recipes, gear recommendations, and videos for the express purpose of brewing and enjoying of coffee.
  • Supporting the full-time writing and growth of

If the value and enjoyment you get from is worth $5 a month then I would love to have your support as a subscribing member.


The Executive Membership is for those who have offered to or who are glad to pay more for their membership. It offers all the same benefits as the $5 membership, but for $12/month. More info on the membership levels, billing, and other questions, can be found here.

Note to current members currently on the PayPal system: if you would like to move to the new Stripe-based membership, please read here.