In my previous blog, Ethics vs Economics, I eluded to having to make a financial decision to walk away from Kimkins. Believe me; I struggled with what to do. I risked losing a lot.
The following conversation was in reference to obtaining new magazine articles and contacts:
Aug 20, 2007
Heidi: if you land us a magazine story (even if not the cover)
Heidi: you'll get a company car :)
me: wha?? LOL
9:59 PM Heidi: :)
me: you're pulling my leg...
Heidi: not at all
me: :) great incentive! ;)
10:00 PM Heidi: and a raise :)
I submitted my story and articles to multiple magazines; however, I had not received a contact back from any at that point.
This next conversation is in reference to contacts with the reporters who scout stories for Harpo Studios (Oprah Winfrey):
Aug 22, 2007
Heidi: i'm telling you now, that if you get "us" on oprah $100,000 to you. promise.
11:12 AM me: wow... that's a very generous offer.... I'm working on it!!!
The next conversation concerned Heidi’s offer to me as PR director and head moderator. For reference, the “dead” comment refers to her being without access to the Kimkins forums for a time.
Aug 25, 2007:
Heidi: 1) since i'm "dead" could i ask you to ask the others about being admins?
5:56 PM Heidi: what would you think of being head admin? new salary $1500/mo
me: oh wow...
There are more conversations, but my goal here is to reach the remaining admins. Tippy and Singing Lass, you are being used.