So, sometimes I bite off more than I can chew. 🙂

First of all, I want to say THANK YOU to the 25 brave, supportive souls who have sustained my writing and taken a chance on me in this new endeavor. I’m so, so grateful to each and every one of you. 

When I started my Beacon campaign (where you can subscribe to my pop culture writing for a mere $5/month) I originally wanted to aim for 100 subscribers. After all, my Facebook writing page has over 400 likes, and I figured that 100 of those folks might be down to subscribe. 

Thing is, I started this campaign on extremely short notice, so I didn’t have a chance to prep it the way one might, say, a crowdfunding campaign, and my effort started to falter. 

However, the guys at Beacon have been super-supportive, and they’re really interested in the work I’m trying to do – so rather than letting me falter and not hiring me, they’ve lowered the amount of subscribers I need to get the gig to 50 and extended my deadline to APRIL 1ST

Which means that I’m now halfway to my goal!

You now have a little extra time – 2 WEEKS – to subscribe! If you’ve been thinking about it, now would be a great time to choose your subscription! I still need to reach this goal in order to land the gig. But in addition to helping me achieve that goal, subscribing now will also allow you to subscribe for reduced prices and purchase special deals (like buying one subscription and getting one for a friend!). 

I’ve already got some great ideas and plans for posts for my column at Beacon, and I can’t wait to share them with you! Please help me make this happen by either subscribing, or by helping me spread the word. 

Here’s a sample FB status message you can cut and paste:
If you like quality writing about pop culture, consider subscribing to my friend/sister/cousin Teresa Jusino’s [tag my FB writing page] work over at Beacon [tag Beacon’s page https://www.facebook.com/beaconreader]! Support the work of an awesome writer for only $5/month to start! http://www.beaconreader.com/projects/pop-goes-teresa
 
Here’s a sample tweet you can cut and paste:
 Like gr8 #writing re: #popculture? Subscribe to my friend @teresajusino‘s work @BeaconReader by 4/1! Only $5/month! http://www.beaconreader.com/projects/pop-goes-teresa

Also, whenever you see me posting about it either on FB or Twitter, “like” or comment on my FB posts, or RT my tweets. On FB, the more likes and comments a status gets, the more it shows up in people’s feeds. So even the simple act of “liking” a status can boost the signal and allow more people to see it. And you know how RTs work. 🙂

And yes, while folks can always subscribe once I have the gig, in order for me to get the gig in the first place, I need to make my first 50 subscribers! Now, I’m already at 25, and I certainly wouldn’t mind getting to my original 100-subscriber goal anyway! So, who else is with me? 🙂