Friday, September 30, 2011

What I've Learned This Month

Hopefully, I learned much more than I’m going to talk about here, but I want to speak about deciding to have a fund drive for Wounded Warriors and all the ramifications that meant.

First – a month is too long. I must have worn out you lovely Tweeps, because I was worn out by the need to constantly beg for help. This must be why PBS and NPR do membership drives for one week only – several times a year.

Second – and probably most important – people are endlessly kind. Not only did many buy a book to help the cause but so many tweeters tweeted and retweeted tirelessly. Encouragement came from a variety of corners, both my established friends and droves of unknown tweeps, who are now friends, too.

Third - As I write this, we've reached my personal, final goal of 50 books. I originally started with 500. What can I say, I’m an optimistic! One more day left – today. Perhaps, there will be a few more books bought. That would be lovely, but the truth is that 50 books sold are enough. It’s important to know when enough is reached.

Fourth – There’s no adequate way to say thank you. Just know that I’ve got your back! You can count on me to remember how you helped and payback whenever I have a chance.


  1. Congrats on the book count!! It is a big deal!! Writing is so often based on success that we define ourselves. Congrats!

  2. I'm really happy for you. That's a great start and as people get to know you next year it'll be (at least) 500 for sure!

  3. Nicole and Andrea - love both your comments. Next year will totally be 500! Thanks for your support during the drive - I really, really appreciate it.

  4. You are a wonderful lady. Glad I could help.

  5. I would have loved to buy a book, only I don't own a kindle and probably never will. Looks like an I-pad is heading my way. ;-) Congratulations on your effort! As a Veteran, it always pleases me when people take up the effort to support all our troops old and young. Thank you from all us Veterans!