There are sometimes unintended consequences of well-intentioned acts, and I’m responsible for one of those that has regrettably confused some good people at Journalverse. Here’s an explanation, and my apology.
On August 30, in preparation for manually discontinuing all members’ recurring billings on Aug 31-Sept 1, I moved all Journalverse members to the Scholarship level so that each current member would still have access to the archives after payment was terminated.
I wasn’t aware that this change in membership status would trigger an automatic email that invites clicking a link to “complete the membership.”
Some of you were understandably confused about what this cryptic communication meant. The short answer is that it doesn’t mean anything — it was a goof, a gaffe — and you can safely ignore it. It never occurred to me that a simple change in membership level would activate it automatically. I apologize for any confusion.
Now for the graces: There has been a tremendous amount of support for the shift to Journalversity. Next Thursday, Sept 20, the day of our final LIVE! with Kay, I’ll launch Journalversity in its shiny new campus to all of you, and you’ll have first access to some free classes (in exchange, I’ll ask you to provide me with a time log and evaluation). We’ve got a lot to do to get the curtains hung and the floors swept, but we’ll have Journalversity ready for you on the 20th. I’m excited! (Prior to this, you’ll be getting some transitional emails from Journalversity.)
We’ve been graced with the wonderful Kira Theine as our Journalversity administrator. She’s been editing the LIVE! audios for the last couple of years, and she knows Journalversity and its people. She’s also wonderful to work with. By the time we’re all “on campus” together, she’ll have a designated email address and will be your contact person for any support your might need. Melissa will continue her outstanding work as program manager for the Journal to the Self instructor training. She’s also taking on a new area of business development.
Next Thursday, Sept 20, at 1PT/4ET, we will have our closing celebration that recaps five years of Journalverse through the stories of you, the members. I’ve asked a half-dozen to speak about specific stories I know they carry, and then we’ll open it up for your stories. Please join us for one last teleconference to celebrate what we’ve co-created. Watch the newsletters this week and next for details.
Lastly, let’s send good wishes and grace to our Journalverse/CJT family in the Carolinas and others in the path of the impending hurricane. I’ve heard from Susan Hendricks that her family is prepared, and I know we have other members in the area. Let’s send collective thoughts for the safety of their families, homes, neighbors and communities, and to all in the path of destruction. May all be well.
If you’ve got thoughts, I’d love to hear them!