Hello, my name is George Bryant Cronk (nickname G.) and I welcome you to the Membership And Subscription Site for my blog titled FINDING GOD ON THE TRAIN – NOTES ON ENLIGHTENMENT – Quest For A Positive, Personal Spirituality, located on this Typepad site at:
This blog site that is now sponsored and managed by G DOT PUBLISHING VENTURES LLC, the New Thought publishing company I recently founded in Staunton, VA to promote the inspired message of Finding God On TheTrian – Notes On Enlightenment. for more information about G DOT PUBLISHING VENTURES please feel free to email at the address below:
Since this conversion is taking place now, the decision to subscribe and become a member is primarily impacting the current followers of this blog. So the initial assumption is that I am addressing potential members and subscribers of FGOTT (Finding God On The Train) as it transitions to a private membership blog May 1, of 2008.
As a current follower of Finding God On The Trian, I will also assume you are well aware of the content and the message of the blog and I will work to keep the redundancy at a minimum, saving most of the background info later in the discussion. Yet some of what I am about to say might be redundant, but I ask you to read on anyway, in hopes that you will understand my motivation for making this transition.
AFTER ALL THESE YEARS, WHY CHANGE?
It was 2009 when I turned to my wife Ann, conveying to her that I felt called to write a book titled Notes On Enlightenment, based on the inspired thoughts I was receiving, while meditating on my long train commutes into Washington, DC. It is at these moments when having a supportive partner can change your life. She listened, and slowly said to me; “why don’t you consider starting with a blog.” Blogs, at the time, were gaining in popularity, offering a novel way to have an interactive website. Later the same week, in a related discussion, Ann came up with a name for the blog – offering – “how about Finding God On the Train.”
Ann was suggesting that a blog would allow me to test the waters, determining the interest in such a spiritual topic. I went to the bookstore, purchased three books that explained how to create a blog. After a slow start, and much floundering, I decided to use an emerging Blog service – TypePad– and over the years my readership has grown beyond my original expectations.
At some point since my early 2009 posts, you may have started reading my Finding God On The Train – Notes On Enlightenment blog posts, either as they were first published on Typepad and also on WordPress, later Facebook, and finally on Twitter. Or you may have started receiving emails of my posts via a free subscription with the now Google-based FeedBurner email service.
As I approach the tenth year of Finding God On The Train’s blog existence, after publishing 1300 plus blog posts; having spent a sizeable part of my creative life writing and publishing the spiritual content now available on this blog, I have decided to take a significant step forward, moving from the current open access structure, to a subscription-based membership blog.
As the blog’s audience has expanded, into the thousands, the email and posting infrastructure have bogged down in the sheer volume. And as I investigate more up to date email and posting systems, I realize the expense of offering a quality blog communication system is substantial. I now understand that these early systems, like FeedBurner, although serving their initial purpose, they were not intended to sustain constant expansion.
So before making a significant investment maintaining the status quo, I have wondered whether those who have been receiving my automated blog posts and emails on a daily basis over the past decade are still interested and engaged.
After much prayer and meditation, I believe it is time for this blog to grow-up and flourish, to see if its current, along with its potential audience might find an increased spiritual benefit and value from a more in-depth and comprehensive blog offering; not only augmenting and expanding on the traditional daily posts, but promoting an interactive environment: offering both collective/group and individual/one on one opportunities to explore, grow, pray, meditate, learn, and enhance an individual’s quest for a positive spirituality.
I now imagine the Finding God On The Train blog acting as a spiritual hub, a virtual community of quest minded seekers connected in an interactive spiritual experience. Since the message of Finding God On The Trian has always been to encourage a personal connection, communication, and relationship with God, thus establishing an individualized approach to spirituality that fits the seekers need, not a prescribed dogma, religious liturgy, or the expectation of church elders.
Likewise, this connection does not require a priest, pastor, shaman, prophet, or messenger as a go-between, a director of the seekers’ action. This said I envision taking on a more active role participating in this effort as a fellow seeker hoping to offer a framework for these personal quests.
WHAT DOES THE MEMBERSHIP/SUBSCRIPTION OFFER?
To accomplish this, those who wish to join in on this transition will need to sign up fora membership, thus establishing password access to the Finding God On The Train blog site, and paying a basic subscription fee for access to the site, along with emails of daily posts, and a number of additional features offered below.
An Active FGOTT Membership Includes The Following:
- Full Password Protected Site And Historic Access.
- Affirmative Thought For The Day blog posts published daily guaranteed for morning arrival, 365 days per year.
- Biweekly New Thought Notes For The Day posts published on Tuesday and Friday of each week.
- Direct personal email of all posts as published, or as specified below.
- Access To Finding God On The Train Facebook, Twitter, or related social media Feeds for those who prefer channel. You will need to follow-us on these sites. Note that these feeds will require that you connect with THE FINDING GOD ON THE TRAIN BLOG AND USE YOUR MEMBERSHIP PASSWORD FOR ACCESS THE THE ORIGINAL POST>
- You may request both email and social media delivery of posts.
- A FIRST READ OFFER. All active members will have a pre-publication opportunity and be able to read, first, upcoming Finding God On The Train books, Podcasts, Audio Productions, and other related instructional material as completed for publication through G DOT PUBLISHING VENTURES. Note that these offerings will be available on the blog site as an interactive web-based ePub file. You will need to access and read on the blog. Up-coming web-based ePub FIRST READ OFFERS will include:
NOTES ON ENLIGHTENMENT – Quest For A Positive, Person Spirituality – BOOK I – THE CRYSTAL PATH.
STEEPLES – THE SPIRITUAL POETRY OF FINDING GOD ON THE TRAIN.
NOTES ON ENLIGHTENMENT – Quest For A Positive, Person Spirituality – BOOK II – THE CONTROL OF CONSCIOUSNESS.
365 AFFIRMATIVE THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY – FEATURED IN THE FINDING GOD ON THE TRAIN BLOG. BOOK ONE.
A full list and potential publication availability dates will be listed on the Membership Ste Events Page. Please note this only includes direct access on the blog, while FGOTT books published in hard copies or on electronic publishing media sites such as Kindle and iBooks will still require standard purchase on the part of the member if desired, although member discounts will be offered based on the cost of the publication.
- A web-based Membership Quarterly Q and A/ Open discussion Forum with G. Bryant Cronk, available to all active members who register for the event. The schedule, as it is determined, will be listed on the Membership Site Events Listing.
- An annual Finding God On The Train – Notes On Enlightenment Conference to be scheduled in the May time frame each year at predetermined sites around the world for active members. Members will need to register, pay a registration fee, as well as be responsible for travel and lodging expenses. For May 0f 2019, I am thinking we will look for the community that has the most active members
WHAT IS THE COST OF THE MEMBERSHIP?
THE SUBSCRIPTION COST OF MEMBERSHIP CAN BE PAID MONTHLY, QUARTERLY, OR ANNUALLY
- The membership subscription cost paid per MONTH:
You pay $25.00 on a monthly basis, for a total of $300.00 per year.
- The membership subscription cost paid per QUARTER:
You pay $65.00 on a quarterly basis, for a total of $265.00 per year.
A $35.00 savings over a standard monthly payment
- The membership subscription cost paid per YEAR.
You pay $240.00 paid on an annual basis. A $60.00 savings over a standard monthly payment.
Quarterly and annual payments reflect the lower administrative and banking/ merchant processing fees associated with these less frequent payments. To ensure that these payments and handled with security and confidence, G DOT PUBLISHING has contracted with PayPal to process these payments. We will review thi process shortly.
Please note that subscription cancellations will require full payment of the current month along with one-month processing fee to cover administrative, banking, and merchant related expenses. So please be thoughtful when making your subscription decision.
Recently, after our email service could not keep up and required a major replacement, I realized that it was an opportunity for me to rethink what I wanted to accomplish with this effort, Especially as the cost of providing this level of service to a large international audience has become prohibitive, and also somewhat counterproductive. Often, I feel I send my daily posts into the world, never sure who reads them and if they are useful. Likewise as I begin publish the three book series Finding God On The Trian, I want to be sure the message is getting out to those who find it of value.
So, as of May 1, 2018, this blog will go private and only be available via a monthly subscription offering a comprehensive, full option that includes direct access to all the material on the blog
OPTION PLUS – Full Access to the blog along with all new Posts Delivered By Emil Emai
Finding God On The Train Early Book Access
I want to start out offering one Full Access Option for a monthly subscription of $25.00 that will include:
- aceess to the entire blog and its historical content, plus
- a daily Affirmative Thought For The Day post published daily
and sent to members via an email sericesemail each day.
- Two Weekly in-depth posts historically toitled New Thought Note For The Day,
- posted and email on Tuesday and Friday of each week.
Going forward, as The Finding God On The Train books and published, I hope to offers a premium option
for those who want who want advanced publication of the books and a more interactiveexperience. I hope those who have found it of value in their lives will choose to subscribe, thus enabling us to build a community of authenntic supporters with the additions of forums, Open Q and A sessions, and other interactive alternatives.
Option Two, a $30.00 monthly subscription, includes Full Access to the blog and its historical files as well as the daily emailing of all new posts to you directly each day. As soon as we have processed your contact info and payment you will receive an email with your username and password for the site.
I will be available if you have any questions or comments via my email at FindGodOnTheTrain@gmail.com.
THE MEMBERSHIP PROCESS
As a private, member only blog, each subscriber will gain access to the site by signing in with a User Name and a Paasssword, which will be emailed to the subscribers after the contact information has been submitted, and payment has been established through Paypal.
YOur contact membership information will be used to establish your blog access, and the basis for email communciaiton going forward.
The User name will be your email, and the password will be assigned. Welcom Perspective