Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Amethyst Network: Summoning the power of Tweeps

This post is specifically for my Twitter followers, so hopefully a good number of you have clicked my link and are reading this now. PLEASE DON'T STOP READING AT THIS POINT! Keep going, I need your help.

As mentioned a couple weeks ago, I'm one of the founding members of The Amethyst Network, a non-profit that will help provide doulas for parents going through miscarriage.  We barely have a website, we're coordinating via Facebook and a forum that's not even public yet, we haven't filed any paperwork, I don't think, and we already have a call.  This work has a lot of people excited, but while we're getting the organization put together, we can't afford to lose steam, and we want to start helping where we can.

Unless I get nixed by the other founders, I'm going to set up a Twitter account to help get the word out if/when we get more of these calls.  Twitter has a much further, more effectively targeted potential reach for us at this point: each of us only has a few hundred FB friends, and we only have 140 Likers so far.  We're growing, but we're far shy of our goals.  However, many of you, my dear Followers, have an existing network of birth lovers, doulas, midwives, moms, dads, and other people whose lives or hearts have been touched by the pain of miscarriage and could be willing and able to help.  You are spread out across the United States and across the world, and you can get the word out.

What I'm asking from you is to follow @amethystnetwork, add it to your lists, do whatever you need to keep an eye out for us.  Then when you see a call come for a RT... Retweet!  You may have someone in the area that we need, who can help us help mothers, fathers, families, and friends cope with the pain of losing a cherished baby.

Thank you for your attention.  You can go forth, now.

Jena Vincent of Abundance Massage