Yesterday we launched the Facebook page for the magazine and I've been completely blown away by the support I've received. Thank you for all your "likes" and "shares" and all your lovely comments. 158 likes in less than 24 hours! So many of you love this concept and really want to help to bring the magazine to fruition. In answer to all of you in the UK who have messaged me to ask: yes, the magazine will be available online! Currently we're looking at a very simple version but yes, you'll be able to read it too. Just keep watching this space...
Please, please, please, please, please keep sharing the page and talking about the magazine. I really need to create a bit of a buzz ahead of the Kickstarter launch. In case you're not familiar with Kickstarter, the way that it works is that you set a goal that you need to reach-and typically you set that to the minimum you need to "kickstart" your project-and you set a time frame in which to reach it (in our case, 30 days) and, if you don't reach it..... you don't get anything!!!!!
I'm setting my goal to $15,000. It sounds like a lot, but I've done the math and with Kickstarter fees and rewards (pledge to support the project and you get some funky STRONG merchandise!) plus the fact that we really want this magazine to be advert free and that as we're starting with a small print run, costs are higher anyway.....it's just what I need to get out a first print run.
All of this means that if you think this magazine concept is as fabulous and awesome as I do (and a lot of you do really seem to like it!), then you need to help by spreading the word! So please, share our page on Facebook, talk about STRONG with your friends far and wide, bring us up in conversation at lunch and dinner, talk to your doctor, your landscaper, your colleagues, your boss, your server at dinner tonight, the person standing next to you in line at the grocery store... tell EVERYBODY about this fabulous new project and get them to follow us on Facebook and check out our website at www.strongmagazineforgirls.com.
Thank you again for your support - I'll keep you all posted!