May 3, 2021

To Our Big EC Team, by Kate Wolford



Editor’s note: We’ll publish a great new fairy tale work tomorrow, but for today, please read this post on how much we appreciate other fairy tale fans here at EC.

Hi Enchanted Friends:

Yesterday I wrote about how things were going better financially at EC, thanks to the generosity of Patreon patrons, and the kind people who have sent money or helped us save money.


I also wrote about a fun virtual donors-only event EC will be hosting to mark the Summer Solstice. If you haven’t seen it, here you go. The whole team is so excited!


As for the word “team,” that’s why I’m writing today. EC is very much a team these days, with Amanda Bergloff, Kelly Jarvis, and Molly Ellson on board. They have made EC a much better publication through their hard work and genius. Plus, they are all fun people.


The fact that so many people are supporting EC financially these days also makes it feel much more like a big team effort. When you make a site like this, you need to feel a sense that other people care about it, but it’s easy to begin to wonder if you’re alone and no one cares. When you see that people care enough to invest money (and yes, a dollar a month or a one time small donation means a lot), then you know that people are paying attention. I can’t tell you how much that means. I suppose money shouldn’t matter, but it does.


But the overall EC group is just as important as the donations! That’s why I value comments so much on the site. It’s why I love the  Classic Fairy Tale Illustrations group on Facebook. It’s more fulfilling to enjoy fairy tales with other people, and the more the merrier. Just today alone, four more people joined the illustration group. Every new friend is welcome.


Thank you all for making this so much fun. If the Summer Solstice event goes well, and EC’s support grows, we can make even more community and do more events. Who knows where things will go? My current “stretch goal” is to do a chapbook project. I’ll do it if we hit $125 per month. We’re at $91 as of today. Not too shabby. (If you’d like to ask me about financially supporting EC beyond Patreon, just email me at katewolford1@gmail.com.)


The whole point here is to get as many talented people’s work to as many readers as possible. Yet, just as important, is to build a world-class network of fairy tale fans, friends, and creators. 


Stay Enchanted,

Kate Wolford 


P.S.: To show you how much a group makes a difference, Molly Ellson came up with the sign off “Stay Enchanted.” I love it. See what more minds can do?


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I don’t know who the artist is behind this image, but it looks like the kind of fun I hope we’ll have at the Summer Solstice Zoom Party!



3 comments:

Kelly Jarvis said...

I love being a part of this enchanted community! I can't wait until our big Summer Solstice Event! <3

Molly said...

What a lovely post! I'm so grateful to be a part of the Enchanted Conversation community and cannot wait to see where we'll go next. Thank you to The Big EC Team! <3

Carmen said...

I've been keeping up with Enchanted Conversation for several years and I'm happy to see it grow!

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