On Saturday, the mail brought the usual assortment of credit card offers, a postcard notifying me of an upcoming retirement seminar (as if!) and a single envelope addressed to My Edmonds News. Since I’ve started our subscription drive, it’s always an adventure to open the mail. And it’s not just because readers are sending money to support our work. It’s the heartfelt notes of encouragement and appreciation that keep me going when it’s midnight and I still have another story to write, or photos to edit, or emails to answer.
What Saturday’s mail brought was this:
Dear Teresa and Staff:
Thank you for all your hard work for our community. Your work is so appreciated. I realize how incredibly committed you are when I hear that 4 AM ‘ping’ signaling delivery of MEN, so a dollar for every Day.
I can’t put into words how much the sentiment — and the donation — mean to all of us.
I also wanted to update you on my goal, stated two weeks ago, to increase our subscriber base to 1,000. I’m pleased to report that we have gained 50 new subscribers since my latest request — in amounts ranging from $25 one-time donations to $20 per month annual subscriptions to this $365 check in the mail. That brings us to 350 subscribers total, so we are making good progress.
And, I also wanted to offer yet another incentive for those who subscribe. As I mentioned earlier, $10 a month with an annual subscription (and you can pay online or mail us payments over time, as many do) gets you our European car sticker:
But for a limited time, subscribe for $20 a month (12-month subscription), and we’ll send you this My Edmonds News coffee mug, perfect for enjoying that hot drink while browsing your morning newsletter:
We’ll be rolling out more member benefits in the next month, so stay tuned.
And if you haven’t yet subscribed, please do so today here.
Finally, for those who haven’t heard, here’s the link for you to bookmark when shopping via Amazon.com. When you shop this way, we get a small commission on all sales and you pay the same amount as if you went to Amazon directly.
Until next time,
Teresa Wippel, Publisher