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*Midblessed: Stories from the Heartland* Located at the crossroads of belonging and discovery, *Midblessed* is a story collective celebrating the spirit of America’s heartland. We trace the threads of Midwestern heritage--generosity, industry, and authenticity--across the patchwork of our native experience. *What It Is* *Midblessed: Stories from the Heartland* is twelve stories--one representing each Midwestern state--told by real voices of individuals who personify the spirit of the region. *How It Works* Each state’s story is told through a person or experience that embodies living truly Midwest. The stories come to life through unique microsites filled with photography, prose, video, and design. *Why It Works* Although the Midwest lacks the wealthy luster of the coasts, the historic stillness of the south, and the vaulted spiritualism of the west, its inhabitants still call it “home.” *Midblessed* honors that pride, illustriously illustrating the region for its audience. *Threads - Generosity* The Midwest belongs to all of us. We intend to share it with natives and visitors alike. We open our hearts, our doors to share the spirit of the central states. All are welcome. *Threads - Industry* The Midwest works. Early mornings, weathered hands, and aching muscles signal this place as one of purpose. Our diligence canvasses the landscape in rural and urban enterprise. Roll up your sleeves. *Threads - Authenticity* The Midwest tells the truth, the whole story, because it has nothing to lose. We pride ourselves on honesty and never fictionalize the narratives of our home. Fidelity is our duty. *Crossroads - Belonging* The Midwest is home. It claims us and we claim it, the culture, the people, the stories, the land. We belong here and nowhere else. *Crossroads - Discovery* The Midwest is diverse. Our heritage is complex. Around every corner a new opportunity awaits. We seek to explore it. *Interested?* Do you have a story that embodies life in America’s Heartland? *Midblessed* is seeking submissions for its inaugural edition. Please contact Michael.Matthews@midblessed.com.
Scam Alert Targeting Performers with Websites
(The company is unnamed here as there may be more than one. Wouldn't want to have a slander problem either, but the method deserves mentioning for the safety of my fellow performers)
Storytellers and possibly other performers are being targeted by telemarketers for a digital marketing company promising website Search Engine Optimization for a low introductory price, normally $__ , but $_ to introduce their company. Fortunately I t
In case you didn't see my Facebook reply: DON'T DO IT!!! They called me. Read online reports about the company and say: No Thank You. Do Not Call Further.
LoiS(till a researcher and am learning to do it before buying)
I sent the alert to Storytell, the international email list for storytellers, and a fellow storyteller on the west coast said: