Update on Updates -- Thank you everyone!
I wanted to send out this post because I have backed projects in the past that have flooded my inbox with updates when there really was not a proper update so here are the different ways I will be communicating with you all and you can choose what suits you best between now and when the book and photo journal comes out
Kickstarter Updates - I will use these (Like the one you are reading now) to update on the progress of the book and photo journal and investor specific updates, if there are setbacks or big milestones in the project they will happen here
The Dusty Camel - This is my trail journal blog provided to me by Ian who is also serving as my Gear guru and trail mentor. Read more about the Dusty Camel and their mission at thedustycamel.org This is where all of the trip related updates will happen, all about the hike and the trials and tribulations that go along with it. (SPOILER ALERT) There will be a lot of this stuff that will make it into the book but have no fear I promise the book will be a lot more in depth than these can possibly go. Think of these posts like the appetizers for a glorious Ramen noodle filled dinner
My Twitter handle is - @beholderbill I will tweet out links and other info on little purchases and small milestones that won't make it to the blog. Think of this as the pre meal drink at the bar while you are waiting for a table to open up.
There is also a Facebook Fan Page for the books which I set up because the original planning group was getting a little rough to handle, (Thanks for the suggestion Mike..)
You can also email me directly - firstname.lastname@example.org
I am looking for an easy to update photo dump site that I can use while on the trail. So when I find that I will get you that info as well
There are many reasons people have decided to invest in this project and just as many ways people have decided to support it.
Lot's of people are dedicating their investment to loved ones who have fought cancer, others are investing because they have always wanted to hike the trail and want to read more about it. I have had offers of hot meal's, showers, couches to sleep on, wine, cookies, walking companions, book editing services, news coverage etc. It has been 2 days!
To say this has been beyond my wildest expectations is an understatement. Thank you all for your support. Hopefully I have covered all of the bases with ways you can follow your investment,
I look forward to walking for you..
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