David Huang wrote:For what it's worth here is my edit of the two paragraphs to make a better flow.
"Ten years ago a newspaper columnist quit her “trying to be green”
column after one year. Readers would write in, telling her what to put
in the column. Eventually those messages came with the words “or
else.” She decided to end the column after receiving death threats
from several readers. To respond to this travesty, I needed the Wheaton Eco Scale.
Because every person who reads this book will be at a different point on the
journey towards ecological awesomeness talking to others about their
journey can be inspiring, humbling, annoying, or infuriating. In order
to help you understand your relationship to others on this path, I
came up with this scale. If you don't agree with it I encourage you to make up your scales
instead. It’s fun! Since it's creation, the Wheaton Eco Scale has been handy for hundreds of things."
I might consider dropping the part about the scale being handy for hundreds of things. In my reedit I moved it to the end of the two paragraphs as I feel like it's a separate element that breaks the flow of the general idea when placed in the middle. I'm not sure that part is needed, based just on what I'm reading in these two paragraphs. I suspect its usefulness will become self evident through the course of the book.
I like how this reads and I think keeping the "handy for hundreds of things" is fine to leave in.
I know this is totally off the topic, but when I read the tiny ad I cracked up.
[color=darkred]How do they get the deer to cross at the signs? Or to read this tiny ad?
Because several years ago I was listening to a guy on the radio joking about how they shouldn't put up the deer crossing signs in busy areas as he had almost hit a deer that day. Then this lady calls in and was asking "WHY" they did that?? That she had seen the signs in many busy areas and really thought they should be moved to some place with less traffic..... I thought at first it was part the show but no..... she kept going on and on and was getting upset that the two radio host were making fun of her. One guy then tried to explain it to her. I don't believe she ever got it. So yes, the Wheaton Eco Scale can be used in many situations, because we do all come to see things from VERY different levels of understanding.
paul wheaton wrote:
Molly Kay wrote:Thought it was a chair.
I always thought it was an excellent couch image. Now that you said that, I can't stop seeing a chair!
I have requested a larger couch!
ALL PRAISE be to the PAUL WHEATON PIE CHART budget of monies !!! ;-)
paul wheaton wrote:praise my budget! praise it!
Shawn Klassen-Koop wrote:We are planning to offer kickbacks to people who promote the kickstarter. This is open to anyone who wants in. If you let us know that you are interested, we'll set up some spiffy links and send them to you once the kickstarter is live. If someone supports after clicking those links, then we'll send you a cut.
Below is what we are thinking of offering. The idea is to double incentivize extra support - more money from more backers and more money per backer.
In the past people have asked for a link and then only had 1 supporter - they were giving themselves a discount. So... If you bring in 2 or more supporters:
I would like to help promote the kickstarter. Not sure how much I could really do, since I live like a recluse:-), but I know I would be posting it on FB and talking about it anyway. I will do all I can. I think this is a great idea and long overdue. I have been looking for something like this for a long time. So I am sure other are too.