In the next newsletter, I’ll be sending you full stats and figures from what has been quite an amazing reportage trip, covering over 8000km, from Dundee to Denmark, Latvia to London. Over 30 videos so far, approaching 750,000 hits, a major story in western press, not to mention a lot of coverage in the Russian, and Latvian media.
The purpose of beginning in Europe was to go out and show you some, perhaps new, things about the EU, then, come back and show the UK. As I was always completely open about, I supported a ‘Leave’ vote, but put that to one side to bring you completely objective reportage, as you can see from this latest, full report from Dundee, all sides represented –
And there have, of course, been videos right up to date – you can find them all here on my channel.
This Brexit reportage project hasn’t always easy. My car smashed into in Lille, France, things stolen, was a blow, and some other challenges along the way. But, I always knew that come what may, the project would be completed. The support people vested in my via crowdfunding – and this project was completely crowdfunded, the only source of income for it was crowdfunding – has been an immense source of inspiration.
To me, crowdfunding is not just money, finance, far from it – it’s the messages of support you write, it’s the engagement, interaction with you. It’s the knowing that this is being done for a reason, because someone believes in this project, wants it to exist, brings it to life. It’s the trust vested in me by those who are involved, that of all the things in the world you would choose to spend your money on my reportage. That’s a constant drive for me, to ensure that your decision to support me is vindicated.
Of course, I always want my journalism to be free for everyone to view, I don’t like paywalls, or barriers. So, it’s not like I say to those who take part ‘you get first view‘ or so on. But, of course, I look to offer the most interesting rewards possible, and next week, when the project finishes, attention will turn to fulfilling pledges to all those who participated, have made it possible.
But … there’s lots to come before we bring this Brexit project to a close over the weekend! More special reportage, more video snapshots, a wrap-up video! And then, of course, attention will turn to the next project. And what will that be? It’ll be announced first here in a newsletter, and there’ll be another crowdfunding project to make that happen!
So, in the next newsletter, we’ll do a statistical wrap of this project, giving you all the facts, figures, trivia. And, we go on from there. Thank you for reading this newsletter, if you want to be first to get it, with an extra letter, drop an email to me at – firstname.lastname@example.org or write to me on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/GrahamWPUK
Best for now, Graham