Several people reached out to me asking how they can support me Eight & 322. I hadn't really looked for support since this was going to be a "fill the gap" and learning period for me while I waited to be called back to the paper. Since that's likely to be much further down the road than I hoped, maybe now is the time to make something more solid happen. My goal is a printed weekly product with local stories, local columnists and a strong regional event calendar.
Yesterday I posted an opportunity to support this idea. The response has already been greater than I could have predicted. Thank you.
The money raised through the sale will help fund the creation of a prototype weekly newspaper, hopefully before the fall. This prototype will be shown to potential advertisers so they can visual what I can do for them with this idea. I have a great deal to learn about the business end of this business, but I'm hoping a slow steady approach helps me navigate speed bumps smoothly.
Thank you again for the overwhelming support you all have shown me by buying shirts, hoodies and mugs. I expected a couple folks, but I am stunned by the response and very, very appreciative.
As my new motto states: I just want to keep telling stories! Forward!
Below is the Eight & 322 support merch! It's a limit run and will be able to purchase through Jul 20. Thank you all again.
Again, Thank you.