A Personal Appeal
this is Coire from Walker Guitar. I hope all of you are doing well musically and otherwise. I have some important thoughts I want to share with you about the future of Walker Guitar.
When I began Walker Guitar two years ago, I sought to create a sense of community with a positive place for learning. I wanted to be able to connect with people on a platform that is free and fair, equal and accessible. I wanted to share my knowledge and love of guitar with everyone: those who could afford to purchase music lessons and those who could not, those who have access to great teachers and those who do not. It became obvious that the internet was the platform where I could achieve these ideals, and I launched my site in January of 2011. While Walker Guitar is beginning to take the shape of my original vision, is still has much further to go. But Rome wasn’t built in a day, or a matter of months or years.
I have come to realize that in order for this site to succeed, it doesn’t need a team of web developers, several marketing experts, a million dollar advertising budget or Superbowl halftime commercials with singing bullfrogs…it needs YOU, its members, to become a community, a living collective of users who share the same vision: this is our place to learn, share and grow, and everyone here matters. If you believe in the potential of this website, I need you to step forward and become this community, now. All of you are part of this collective, and each of you have an undeniably crucial part in the success of Walker Guitar. Walker Guitar will remain where it is until you, the community, bring it out of the shadows and into the spotlight. Here is what you can do:
Check your spam filter
First off, are you receiving emails from Walker Guitar? If you have clicked the big blue “subscribe” button and entered your email address then you are on the roster and should be getting periodic updates from me every time I post a new lesson (but no more often than that). Please double check your spam box and contacts list. If you haven’t been receiving emails, please add this address to your contact list:
Share this site via social networking.
Facebook. Twitter. Reddit. Any other social networking sites you can think of. Posting a link to the Walker Guitar Facebook page on your wall along with a sentence of why you enjoy the site will bring a LOT of exposure, and it only takes a moment. Tweet it. Follow me there.
Blog about it.
If you are passionate about learning guitar and Walker Guitar has helped you, then write a review of it! Share it on your personal blog, or any other music related websites and forums that you frequent. If you have contacts in the media field and think Walker Guitar would be good to review than please email me. A post on the Harmony Central, Guitar Noise, or Ultimate Guitar forum will go a long, LONG way in getting some exposure out to those who need it most! Remember the times when you watched lame YouTube guitar lessons and felt like your time was wasted–this is why you share! Give the hungry minds out there a way out!
Be active in the forum
This is one of the places where the Walker Guitar community comes together. If you have something you want to discuss then please post about it! A couple avid users is all it takes to get everyone else involved. Have some fun–it’s a forum!
Join the street team.
If you are into decorating your stuff or the city around you, then get Walker Guitar stickers and put them up. I’ll send them for free, just give me your mailing address.
I love doing this website, but it doesn’t come free. Planning, filming, editing and hosting these lessons takes not only time, but also money to keep it all going. Every donation helps maintain the site. If you appreciate Walker Guitar and believe in its potential, then please consider showing your appreciation monetarily via the Paypal link–I’ll even send you some stickers to thank you for your contribution! (Just remind me by writing a note in the paypal box
“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
Thank you for your time and continued support. Together I know we can make this happen!
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