Hello there! My name is Scribe Nexus and it is my birthday on Wednesday 28th September.
For my birthday, I would like the funding to be able to digitise my journals... so I've decided to ask my friends if they'd like to chip in to help me buy one. :)
Even a lil' fiver would help immensely, whatever you are able to give.
Thankyou. I love you :D. xx
(If the fundraising amount goes over target, I'll use that extra help to purchase hard drives to store it all on )
As many of you who know me have witnessed, I tend to be writing in notebooks a lot. This is part of a lifelong passion project of mine to chronical and document a single human subjective experience of life in as much detail as possible. I really don't know if I'll ever be able to find the words to explain succinctly how important to me this work is. It is my life purpose. I follow it gleefully and devotedly, without ever really understanding the why of it... other than the feeling of sense-making in this mysterious and sometimes seemingly meaningless universe..
I care more about this project, and therefore my journals, than any other earthly possession...
And, over time, I have accumulated a lot of them (somewhere around 500 notebooks!).
A key anxiety in my life for a good long while now... has been the terrifying idea that something might happen to these journals (as they are currently the only copy of them that exists) & that all of that work, literally most of the hours of my recent life, could be lost so easily.
So, to remedy this, but also to take my documentation project to its next level, I would like to digitise my journals using a book scanner.
This would mean I'd become able to create a digital archive... and to store that in multiple places on several hard drives in a way that protected its existence more securely. It would also mean I could categorise, sort through, and make accessible (as examples) some of what I do... possibly even as teaching resources for my online journaling workshops.
A good quality book scanner I've found costs about £360.
It matters that the quality of the scanner is good because the time it takes to make each scan and the quality of each image will make a huge difference in the investment of my time and energy accumilatively ..(when digitising 500 journals scanning speed etc could save literally days... and I need the image quality to be good so that they are readable/usable documents)
£360 is currently out of my budget (as someone on a very low income...) but, as its my birthday, I thought I'd play the game of asking the universe, ... welll, my dearest friends (including you <3) to support me in making this happen.
Any funds that exceed that amount will be invested in hard drives to store all the data I create.
So if you were thinking of buying me a present or a beer, chipping in for this instead would really mean so much to me. :)
And if you'd like to call in any kind of journaling related advice / support re video call as an exchange... I'd be ever so happy to oblige.