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Branden Harvey  Storyteller focused on the good in the world. ↯ Email: branden@brandenharvey.com ↯ Check out our Kickstarter for the Goodnewspaper! ⬇️

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/brandenharvey/goodnewspaper-a-printed-newspaper-full-of-good-new

Just getting back to Nashville after a whirlwind trip to San Diego. I was invited to speak at Social Media Marketing World and I used the opportunity to talk about the value and importance of using Instagram to tell meaningful stories.
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A huge thank you to everyone who showed up to hear me share. I loved meeting so many of you!
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And a huge thank you to all y'all who have been on this crazy Instagram journey with me. You've taught me so much about the beautiful things this app is capable of. 💙 #smmw17

It just hit me that we've been at this for a week.
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Last Tuesday, at 9am I hit the button to launch our Kickstarter for the #Goodnewspaper .
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Honestly, I had my doubts.
Would people take the time to check out the page?
Would they laugh at how much I use my hands in the video?
Do people even care about good news?
If we fail, how will that look?
Am I doing something that matters?
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Honestly, all those questions are still in my head. Just because we've hit 120% if our goal in 7 days doesn't erase the insecurities I have.
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But I feel a sense of calm because I don't feel alone. I feel like I'm in this with a community— a movement of people— who believe in focusing on the good in the world. Who believe in stepping out, and doing things that matter. In being the solution to problems we see in the world.
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I'm thankful for the 700+ people who have rallied around this idea with us already. And I'm so excited to see who else joins in over the next three weeks.
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Wow. Three weeks. That's a lot of time left. Let's do this!
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(Link to the Kickstarter and my embarrassing hands in my bio.)

I'm thrilled to be taking over the @instagood account this week. They've been incredibly supportive to our hopeful community through the years and I was so excited to be asked.
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I'm choosing to use this as an opportunity to highlight some of the photographers who have inspired me to be a better artist— but even more than that— a better human.
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If you're a #SoundsGoodPodcast listener you might recognize a few people I'll be featuring. :) Hope you follow and tune in!

Wow! I can't believe it! If you saw my Story you know we hit our minimum funding goal today!
Though we're definitely celebrating, we're really just getting started!
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The Kickstarter continues for another 27 (!!!!!!) days. Our goal, more than anything else, is for this idea of celebrating good news to spread all over the world.
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We want to get the Goodnewspaper in as many hands as possible. Because we know it has the power to change the way we see the world— and make the world a better place.
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If you haven't already, there's still time to subscribe to the Goodnewspaper — or get a subscription for a friend! (Make sure you grab some good news pins and totes before they sell out though!)
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Thank you all SO much for your support. We couldn't do this without you!
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Link in bio 💙💙💙

The last 36 hours have been insane!

We launched the Kickstarter for the #Goodnewspaper yesterday morning and in less than 9 hours we blew past the 50% mark!
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We're currently at 78% with just a few thousand dollars to go!
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It's not too crazy to imagine us hitting 100% before we hit the 48 hour mark. 😝
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If you haven't already, check out the campaign. The link is in my bio. I'm really proud of what we've created— but more than that, I think it's going to be incredibly inspiring and helpful.
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Thank you so much to everyone who's backed and shared the campaign so far! I see each and every one or you and it means the world. Keep up the hard work!
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I'm so proud of our community focused on the good in the world! 🎉 Here's to the helpers. 🙌🏼

Y'all! I'm so blown away with excitement by the support from this hopeful community.
This morning we launched the Goodnewspaper on Kickstarter and it's surpassed my wildest expectations!
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If you haven't already, go check it out. The link is in my bio.
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Thank you so much for your inspiration and support. There's no way I could have done this on my own and there's no way I would have wanted to.
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#Goodnewspaper #📰 #🗞

Ahh! I just hit the “submit” button on Kickstarter! The Goodnewspaper is officially LIVE!
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If you are feeling overwhelmed by bad news and injustices happening in the world and want to join in on being a part of movement of good, this is for you.
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We believe that by noticing and celebrating good news, we then are inspired to become good news ourselves.
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Go check out the Kickstarter to learn more! Link in my bio!

I've spent the last few weeks in my little shipping container office hustling away on the Goodnewspaper!
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It's been unreal how much there is to do. Finalizing designs, emailing distributors, figuring out shipping, and locking in final edits on our video.
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But we're less than 48 hours away from making the Kickstarter live and everything is coming together! I'm so proud and excited to share this with you on Tuesday morning!
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Thank you for all your feedback, support, and encouragement on my last post. I couldn't do this without you. And I wouldn't want to!

Hi! I have some fun news and I could also use your help.
I’m starting a newspaper!
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Ha! Not joking at all. As an extension of the hopeful stories I’ve been telling on Instagram, Sounds Good, and the Goodnewsletter, I’m launching the long-awaited GOODNEWSPAPER.
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Crazy, right?! The Goodnewspaper will be a quarterly print newspaper that shines a light on the people, ideas and movements that are changing the world, and invites readers to become world changers themselves.
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Why am I starting this? Honestly, it’s been a rough year for me and a lot of other people. I’ve felt completely overwhelmed by the brokenness and injustice all around. I’ve been wanting to take actions on issues I care about but didn’t know where to start.
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The Goodnewspaper is for anyone who is inspired by people making a difference in the world. The Goodnewspaper is for anyone who feels overwhelmed by the bad things that happen and want tangible ways to contribute to the world.
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The Goodnewspaper is for anyone who believes that there’s still good in the world and that good is worth fighting for.
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I’ve been working with a talented team of people for a few months to make this happen. And we'll be ready to share EVERYTHING we’ve been dreaming up on Kickstarter on March 14th— next week! And pretty shortly after we’ll be able to get a Goodnewspaper in your hands!
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But here’s the thing: I really need your help to make this happen. This feels like the biggest thing I’ve ever set out create. And I truly believe it’s more important now than ever.
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Here’s where I need your help today: Can you answer these two questions? I’d love to hear your answers so we don’t miss anything in the process of creating this beautiful tool.
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1) What’s one thing you’d love to see featured in a newspaper focused on good news? Certain sections? Certain kinds of articles? Action steps?
2) What overwhelms you the most about the bad news, division, etc we’ve been seeing in the news recently? Any particular issue?
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Just let me know in the comments! :)
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I'm excited to share lots more over the coming weeks. Ahhh!

Happy International Women's Day! Every year for the last few years I've used this day to share a list of some of the women (I could go on) who have shaped the way I see the world.
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Some of these women I've spent time with this year, many I had the pleasure of talking to on my podcast, and many others I've just come to admire through their words, art, and action.
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I highly encourage all y'all to follow and learn from these incredible women. I'm unbelievably thankful for them. They make the world a better place.
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@mspackyetti
@aliciadcarroll
@katebingburt
@grace_theisen
@fireandjoy
@bonniekatez
@rachelheldevans
@directher
@ruthielindsey
@lauralawsonvisconti
@heyamberrae
@maiashibutani
@mariasemple
@nutritionstripped
@sammynickalls
@ladydubbs
@caitlincrosby
@eryneddy
@smashfizzle
@hannahbrencher
@blythehill
@emilymcdowell_
@chimamanda.adichie
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And of course my incredible wife @sammiharveyco who never ceases to inspire me. She teaches me every day what it means to live with bravery, love, and a profound depth and sensitivity to the little things all around.
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Beautiful photo of Sammi by the wonderful and talented @kaileythompson. 📸
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Who inspires you?
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#internationalwomensday

I've been working hard over the last few months on some big projects. With everything happening in the world, I wanted to use my passions, platform, and abilities to bring a little bit more hope to the world— to fill the world with a little bit more good and invite others into doing the same.
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I'm really proud of what this has turned into. It feels like the most important thing I've ever gotten to create.
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I can't share details quite yet. At least not publicly. But I put together a way for me to share what's happening with people who are interested in hearing what I'm working on. I'll need some feedback and some help, and I'm just excited to share!
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If you're interested in hearing about what I'm working on from the beginning and being a part of making it happen, click the link in my bio @brandenharvey and let me know you're down!
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I'm so excited for this! And I'm even more excited to bring y'all into this!

Whoops! I accidentally took the last month off of Instagram to focus on my podcast and an exciting new project I’m working on. During that time, @sammiharveyco and I picked up this cute girl!!!
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Instagram friends, I’d like to introduce you to Poptart. Poptart, I’d like to introduce you to all your new aunts and uncles!
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I never really wanted to get a dog but Sammi’s been begging me for a dog for years now. After months of Sammi showing me cute videos of dogs on the internet, I felt ready. And then when I met Poptart, I fell in love. Deep puppy love, y’all! She’s so perfect. And she takes after her parents with her love for doughnuts!
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I’m sure this is the first of many posts to come (and of course @sammiharveyco is the ultimate place to follow for dog posts)!
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(Oh, and more on the exciting project I’m working on soon! I can’t wait to be able to share more. I’m really proud of it!)

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