1
Oh the Anticipation!
2
WTC is Popping Up All Over the Place!
3
Thank you to All the Free Information Sources on the Web!
4
The Run Map Now Live – Check it Out!
5
Lights, Camera, Action!
6
On a More Personal Note
7
Progress is Exciting
8
We Are in the Top 3!!!!!!!!!
9
We’re Ready to Start Taking Your Orders
10
T-Shirts Coming Soon! Watch for the Order Form

Oh the Anticipation!

Share Button

It feels like Christmas Eve a bit tonight at the World Tree Circle Headquarters.  Tomorrow is the day that the Western Carolina University Business College students will present all their hard work to the businesses that they have been teamed up with over the last semester.  We have been working pretty closely with our team, meeting once a week whenever possible.  We got lots of great ideas and the the bones of what will become World    Tree    Circle.  True, it will be the bare bones.  These students had a short amount of time to work on what will be a very dynamic site.  But it is real now.  Not just a concept in our heads, or even a mock-up on paper. Tomorrow our students will present that in front of other businesses and their fellow graduates.  How exciting is that?  The closest I can come to describing it is that feeling we had as kids in the wee hours before Christmas when we could finally get out of bed and run to the tree.  Anyone else know that feeling?  Do you have a holiday or occasion that elicits a similar feeling?  We’d love to hear about it!

We’d like to give a huge thank you to Patrick Ballance, Christian Crawford, Nadja Heller, and Vin Pratt  for all the support, ideas, and help you have given us.  It was a true pleasure.

We’ll be sure to share all the new stuff we get in the presentation tomorrow as soon as we can.

20141105_191957_Android

WTC is Popping Up All Over the Place!

Share Button

Behind every great open source website is the people who contributed to its creation and support crew. This site will be no different. Our goal is to create a site that will fit practically anyone and is enjoyable to use because it does what you want it to as a result of you having a say in the layout and design. That will be a work in progress of course, but will be a quickly evolving product the more and more people who contribute their ideas and suggestions. We’re calling for all your help now, at the very start, to be a part of the force that creates the spark of life that is World Tree Circle. In all the websites you use, what are the characteristics of each that you really love – and really can’t stand, about them?

Thank you to All the Free Information Sources on the Web!

Share Button

WTC would like to send out a thank you to all the great folks who have made sites that provide free information for anyone interested. Sites like Wikipedia, Khan Academy, YouTube, and so many others. THANK YOU!

The Run Map Now Live – Check it Out!

Share Button

We’ve been having a bit of a challenge finding a mapping program that would allow us to map out the run/bike route while showing what countries we would visit.  the number of location per layer seemed to be the sticking point.  We even upgraded to Google Maps Pro but haven’t been totally successful.  Still not sure if its the program or the user. :/  However, diligence has paid off some what and we do have a pretty decent map to share with everyone so far.  There are 3 routes, each in 2 sections (due to the limit of locations per layer).  One is for the run route, one for the bike route and one for the driving route the kids, critters and I will have to take to keep up.

Lights, Camera, Action!

Share Button

In preparation for a crowd-funding campaign to raise money for the run next summer, as well as the other expenses of building a site like this, we have decided to put together some short videos on YouTube.  Some are pretty rough and some aren’t bad, or at least won’t be after some more advanced editing.  The idea is to make World Tree Circle’s goals and plans as transparent as possible while showing that we’re your average family.  No special skills, tricks or great funds – just a really great idea that we are passionate about making a reality to benefit all of us so we’re doing all we can to make it happen.

Check us out on YouTube:

On a More Personal Note

Share Button

pee safelyWe’ve been so preoccupied of late with the more technical aspects of World Tree Circle that I’ve noticed less of a personal touch to the blog posts.  Sorry about that! 🙂

WTC is all about the web being a tool for us to get closer and connect on a personal level.  So its only right that we start with the blog.  What about some little articles about topics you might see Sun Rays for?

Funny as it sounds, “Where to find a safe public restroom while traveling” is an example that has come up on more than one occasion.  Make’s sense though.  Don’t you think?  We’ll all find ourselves in that situation at one time or another.  Unless you never leave your house, of course.

It doesn’t even have to be when you are somewhere on the other side of the world.  I mean, what if you’re across town and don’t know the area well?  You see my point?

No question is stupid.  Or so the saying goes.  We all have our quirky curious to satisfy.  Whether its where to find a safe public lou or whether frog legs taste like chicken or fish.  What questions would you like to ask?

Progress is Exciting

Share Button

Just a quick update for our followers.  We’ve met with our new team several times now and have a game plan that will be going in to action soon.  What have we been up to?  Here’s what we’ve got going on:

  • Planning a Focus Group study for next week.  We will be meeting with 5-10 WCU international students to talk about social media and there likes and dislikes over yummy food and good company.
  • Finalizing our online survey that will go out to the entire student body at WCU.  This 10 question survey will help us get a stronger handle on what people are looking for in their social media.
  • Our computer team, Christian and Pat, have started  to create the foundation for the website.  Soooooo exciting!!!!!!!
  • In the “design stage” of creating a new short video to talk about WTC that we will use on a crowd funding site called Indiegogo as well as our site and other online advertising.

And check out “Pictures on the Run” on our Google+, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages to see what Clarke has been up to during his runs to train for next summers epic run!

We Are in the Top 3!!!!!!!!!

Share Button

Number 3 in the Google Search Results!!!

We’re Ready to Start Taking Your Orders

Share Button

T-shirt Mock up #2

 

World Tree Circle is ready to take pre-orders for your WTC T-shirts.  Remember, we have to get 500 ordered before BluBus will start printing them.  Once we have meet our goal, we will send out an email to everyone who ordered to let you know that your T-shirt is being made and approximately when you can expect to receive it in the mail.

The breakdown:

You pay $15 for your shirt.

Paypal takes 2.9% of the cost per shirt + 0.30 per transaction.

We get the shirts from BluBus for $8 a piece.

So World Tree Circle will make approximately $6 off of each shirt.  These proceeds are used to keep World Tree Circle growing and help get the word out.

Click Here to Order Your World Tree Circle Shirt

T-Shirts Coming Soon! Watch for the Order Form

Share Button

The t-shirt design is finished and the first colors picked out.  Very exciting! We will be posting the order form here and on all our social media accounts in the coming week.  In order to make them available sooner, we will be taking pre-orders.  Once we have 500 ordered, BluBus will start printing and we’ll start shipping them out to you.

 All proceeds will go to funding the site and advertising, including Clarke’s WTC Run set for next summer.

T-shirt Mock up #2

Copyright © 2013. Created by Meks. Powered by WordPress.