I spent the day walking uphill, on a treadmill, into a headwind.Ã‚Â That’s what it felt like anyway.Ã‚Â It is difficult to get people to understand exactly what I am proposing – so I’ll work on putting together a written presentation in the next few days.Ã‚Â I really need help with the business plan though 0- so any of you that have experience in writing business plans (especially for a non-profit) please feel free to help – the Business plan WiKi is located here, and it’s really easy to go and spend 5 minutes or five hours updating it.Ã‚Â There is not much of anything there yet – I’ve been spending my time doing what I think I am better at – talking to people :).Ã‚Â I know the business plan is important, so I’ll devote some time to it as soon as I can – but I could really use help!
Speaking of help – are any of you graphic designers and want to take a stab at a logo and/or banner for The Learning Locker?Ã‚Â As soon as I find a host for the web site I’ll go live, and your logo could be the first thing people see – and hopefully associate itÃ‚Â with The Learning Locker for years to come!
Yes, I know I’ll need a web design at some point – one thing at a time.Ã‚Â Initially it will be a WordPress blog – I’ll move it to something else later if I need to.Ã‚Â IF someone is a WordPress Template guru, and wants to work with the logo designer to build something, of course that would be helpful!
And finally, to answer a couple of questions I got via email:
- I amÃ‚Â a single parent with two High SchoolÃ‚Â age children.Ã‚Â They are great, and most of what I’ve done good in life has been because I met these kids.
- I am not currently employed in any full-timeÃ‚Â (or even official) capacity.Ã‚Â I spent last year starting a couple of businesses that don’t need me to be involved – and they are too premature in their existence for me to be “working there” and sucking salary away from their attempts at success.Ã‚Â IÃ‚Â do consulting, when I can find the work – mostly for Social Networking related issues, etc.Ã‚Â
- Why am I doing this?Ã‚Â Because my children (hard to call them that at this point – they are young adults) have benefited from the love, devotion, and attention of some really remarkable people that I think are undervalued in our society.Ã‚Â I don’t have the money to come up with a grant program, or reward program for teachers.Ã‚Â But I know how to get people involved – at least I’ve been successful in the past.Ã‚Â This is worth trying, and I have some free time that I would otherwise be wasting.
Finally, I appreciate the emails – I really do.Ã‚Â I get a ton of email though, and sometimes your emails end up in my junk folder – and that takes even longer for me to respond to.Ã‚Â I would appreciate if you left your questions or comments on this blog (until the main site comes up).Ã‚Â Others will benefit from reading what you have to say, I have only one place to respond to The Learning Locker issues, and hopefully others are motivated by the momentum and will also get involved – even if that involvement is writing a comment!
Thanks again for visiting, and for any support – even if it’s just thinking, “Yeah – good luck with that” 🙂