Walking A Walk is going to write a book! “Stories of the Brave”! Find out more about this project here:
There’s a short video there… if nothing else, it’ll convince you that we (Lorin & Dixie) are better suited to radio, not television!
We’re new to the crowd-source funding business model, and new to Kickstarter.com — it’s amazing, and gratifying, to see just how well this approach to project seed funding actually works! With many people giving just a bit (micro-donations), it adds up to substantial support to reach a project’s financial goal and requirements.
Key to this is getting folks to help spread the word of the project — encouraging them to post messages on their own Facebook pages, Twitters, emails, etc. — together with their own recommendation of the project’s worthiness. In this way, hopefully, the project goes viral, with word and recommendation reaching an ever-growing audience. Out of what can become tens-of-thousands of referrals, a smaller portion of them actually like what they see in the project, and they donate.
Of course, it helps to build in some rewards for project support too — and we’ve got some great ones for “Stories of the Brave”. You’ll have to check out the project page to find out about these…
All funds raised will be directly invested into the book’s hard costs: copy editing, layout, artwork, production, printing and distribution. In fact, our WAW production company staff is investing a matching sweat equity amount into the book’s production as well, which means that we’ll be producing a high-quality volume (hopefully the first of an annual series) that people will be pleased to own and read.
Copies of “Stories of the Brave” will be donated to the military (as challenge pass-along copies), libraries and other appropriate organizations. Kickstarter project funds in excess of our original financial goal will go towards providing even more donation copies.
If you want to help us spread the word about “Stories of the Brave” to your own community of friends, family and colleagues, here’s an easy-to-use short-URL: http://bit.ly/wawsotb — We truly appreciate your help in sharing this project and for any support you can give it. Thank you!
We had anticipated — hoped for — the next “magical” milestone for our Walking A Walk Facebook page… but certainly dared not hope for it to come so soon!
Sometime yesterday (Thursday the 31st of May) afternoon, it crossed the 1,000 follower mark… and shows no sign of slowing anytime soon, as it’s well on its way to 1,500 this evening, a day later. Astonishing. Humbling.
Again, with all humility, we say thank you to our friends, followers, colleagues, listeners and guests — and especially Pete — for lending Walking A Walk your support and great wishes!
For our part, we’ve pledged our unwavering efforts to make the show, and its associated resources, as good as we can, and to be here for as long as you all think that the effort has worth and value… to share their stories of service.
News Flash! We’re starting a new website and blog, right here, for our Internet radio show, “Walking A Walk“, which broadcasts live each week, Wednesdays at 1pm MT, on MileHiRadio.com — and the shows are also available for on-demand listening and download on your schedule.
Although we’ve been broadcasting the show since August 2008, it’s time for us to “kick it up a notch”: We’re going to make this site a living-breathing complement to our WAW Show & Archive Page (where you’ll find our archived shows) and our WAW Facebook Page. This new website is where we will:
- Provide additional in-depth information about our great military guests.
- Give you a forum to your comments, questions, and whatever you’d like to add.
- Let you rate our posts, and our shows… Tell us what we’re doing wrong — or right!
- Invite guest bloggers and commentators.
- Hook you up with our referral network of great sponsors and supporters — your choice to engage, of course.
- Connect you to past shows in our Show Archive.
- Introduce you to our weekly Newsletter and provide you with the means to subscribe.
- Contribute whatever extra added-value content, concepts and ideas we can come up with… or you can suggest!
Consider us “under construction” for the next little while… We’ll keep you posted on our progress, and you can watch our progress as quickly as we can develop this website.
Of course, your advice, ideas, suggestions and general input are welcome — leave us a comment! We’re paying attention!
We truly appreciate all of our “Walking A Walk” listeners, readers and followers — it’s becoming a real community. As of last Saturday, April 7th, 2012, we’ve engaged in a focused campaign to take awareness of our show’s mission to a whole new level.
It’s not about us — our only goal is to pay honor and respect to our great American Military Men and Women, our Veterans, their families, and the folks who support them. We cherish the ability to help tell their stories — not just “sound bites” — but the tales of their experiences, deployments, successes, challenges, motivation, leadership and service to Country.
Every Soldier’s, Airman’s, Sailor’s, Marine’s and Coastie’s journey is different and unique… hence: “Walking A Walk“, not the clichéd “walking the walk.”
We are so honored and privileged to talk every week with these great Americans, and we’re so happy to help bring their stories of service to you.