For Writers
Skolay lets you hold leisurely voice-only office hours without having to give out personal info, send emails, or reconcile schedules. Earn or raise money, or talk for free on your own terms. Embed links to your Skolay profile wherever you like (inside your articles, social media blurbs, webinar invites, website bios, etc.), to open the door to great conversations with your readers.
For Readers
Skolay gives you the chance to talk 1:1 with the writers you love (we call them Fellows). Book a personal voice-call right from a Fellow's calendar.
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What can you do on Skolay that you can't do elsewhere?
The magic of Skolay comes from our obsession with how 1:1 conversations can be encouraged on the basis of existing forms of content and engagement which have untapped value as catalysts for conversation. While the elements of Skolay are pretty simple—browsing, scheduling, calling, payment—combining these in the service of 1:1 conversations means that while on Skolay you can always be assured of three things:
1. Everyone you see is receptive to talking with new people like you.
2. If you’re unable to talk with the person you’ve come for, we’ll do our level best to help you have another great conversation.
3. On Skolay, you won’t feel the confusion and anxiety that naturally accompanies reaching out on multi-purpose platforms.
Why is Skolay for 1:1 conversations only?
Because only by respecting this constraint can we stay faithful to our unconventional aspiration: to create the least passive platform in the world.
Why is such a platform needed today?
“Every invention creates new needs, but the biggest needs are not for new or more advanced versions of the last invention but for solutions to the social problems the last invention created.”  
-Philip Slater, The Pursuit of Loneliness, 1970​
Since most recent inventions promote passive engagement, new ones are needed to help us reclaim more purposeful lives. We believe more meaningful engagement starts with more active dialogue.
What are some of the big barriers to out-of-network conversation?
●  People are reluctant to publicly disclose personal information, particularly phone numbers.​
●  Email is often impersonal, inefficient, and overly formal. Inboxes are easily cluttered, occasionally misdirect messages to spam, and are hard to organize for specific functions outside ordinary work-flows.
●  Cold calling is intimidating if you don’t even know whether the person on the other end is interested in talking.