Sunday, February 26, 2012

Bringing an Idea to Life!

Last August I was inspired to send an outline for an article idea to the editor of the Veriditas Labyrinth newsletter.  I noticed that the "theme" for the Fall/Winter issue was "Photography, Technology & Research". I thought that the story of the Carleton Place Community Labyrinth, and our use of this blog and our FB page, to help support our fundraising campaign, might be of interest to the newsletter readers.

Here is the email I sent to the Editor and her almost immediate response!

Hi Robin:
Attached is an outline of an article we would like to propose for the Veriditas Fall newsletter. We understand that the final issue of 2011 will have a shared them of “Photography, Technology and Research”… Let us know if you think this article fits your theme – and if so – what are the guidelines (ie. number of words, number of photos needed, and deadline for submission)…
Christine Hume
Volunteer – Carleton Place Community Labyrinth
Veriditas Trained Facilitator

Hi Christine!
Thanks so much for contacting me about your article idea. I love it (and your blog is wonderful, too)! Thanks for following my blog and our Facebook page, too. I will be sure and follow you back.
Please limit your submission to 500 words and include 1-3 high quality photos along with the name of the photographer so we can credit that person as well (even if it is you). Also, please attach a short bio on yourself as the author that we can include at the end of the article.
We'll aim to publish by late November, so if I could have your piece by Friday, October 7th, that would be great!
You've really boosted my spirits today, I want to thank you. Working on the Veriditas Journal is a labor of love. I always tell myself, if even one person reads it and gets something from it, then it will be worth it. Still, it is so nice and encouraging to actually KNOW we have readers out there...
How did you like The Caregiver Issue? A couple of years ago, I had the opportunity to write an article for the Journal on "The Many Labyrinths of Canada." Loved learning about your beautiful country....
Have a great weekend!
Peace for your Path,

I am so proud to say that our article "Building an Online Footprint, One Step at a Time" was published on pg. 11 of the Winter issue of the "Spirit of Veriditas" Newsletter - and you can read it here! 

Interesting labyrinth view!

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