I’m working on becoming a nonprofit slave.
I am a nonprofit slave, actually.
Running two blogs, tweeting and facebooking with intention, meeting with people, networking, hatching ideas, and doing graphic design is really more than I have time to do. But I’m managing so far, and once we get some funding, I can hire a couple of interns to take over some of the marketing stuff. I need some help with the marketing, the social media. That stuff can really, really suck time. But I’ve discovered two cool things: Tweet Deck, and Twuffer.
I launched my StartSomeGood campaign, and this is SERIOUSLY awesome. I am so excited about the responses I’ve had. We’re already close to $400 on our way. People are so warm and receptive to the idea. I keep scoring meetings with awesome people who are well-connected, full of ideas, and who Want to Help.
One such dude: Peter Damian Bellis. He wrote that book pictured there, and it was in the running for nomination for the National Book Award.
Click that book. You get a free present from him. You can read it on the train during your holiday travels. Or read it to escape from the obligatory familial torture you’ll endure in the next few weeks. Or maybe you can just let it junk up your hard drive till you get around to reading it. But you should definitely grab it. And tell all your friends, too.
Also, the book is special. I’ve read maybe 6 total pages of it, and it’s really kind of teetering on the precipice of avant garde, I’d say. But delicious, and it grabs you. I’ll write more once I’ve read more. But for now, you should read it too. Then come back here, or go to my other blog and talk about it.
I was so freaking energized after meeting with Peter.
It’s been a long time since I had a meeting that gave me a nearly uncontrollable urge to write. Peter reminded me to listen to myself. To just let the writing happen. That was a good reminder. I’ve been so focused on ends and means lately. Too much so. Peter reminded me that I didn’t start to love reading because I like stories. I started to love reading because I love language. That’s why I started to love writing, too.
It was a great meeting. And Peter’s going to be a terrific ally for Billtown Blue Lit. Which, in case I didn’t mention yesterday, you can go donate by clicking here.