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“Hello”, and for those who do not know me, “Greetings”; (seasonal or otherwise) My name is Rene Milne, and I post internet wide as “whitedragem”. You may have seen one of my comments, generally they are pretty long and easy to skip... My creed is that when I give advice for free I generally give that much effort, my posts are usually longwinded and unedited; there is no doubt that they would benefit from a review process, a restructure and being shortened to be ‘succinct’ or tight. Today I want to do something. Call this an exercise in the power of belonging to a community, or the strength of power in numbers. What I have done is recorded a short video as the sun rose today (‘Christmas’, for many). The video cuts abruptly as the recording medium was filled. It serves a basic purpose and that is to have me start a project and commit to serving humanity. The link is here: ttps://youtu.be/_22BBeFCPYs I want Drop pundits to be the only people given a link to this video. (I did send it to my partner and we watched it together for the first time. We didn’t click ‘like’. Just wanted to check out the content, and make sure that my effort had proved fruitful.) What I propose here is that Drop is my public facing regarding this video. I did create a Patreon, and will use that as well, but I give here for free, as I always have, being I love the Drop community. (It is consistently non toxic and is filled with a fairly diverse range of people) Now we all know that a video posted and not promoted goes unwatched. What I want to do is show the power of the Drop community. This is the only place I am promoting this publicly. Share and encourage others to do, please! The video doesn’t scratch the surface of what I am on about. So I will follow up with more shortly, but I want to come back here and feedback some numbers. (rate of growth in views). So link to it, share an email off to others to watch it, SMS or whatever works for you... It is fourteen minutes of life to be on the cutting wave of what could easily be the future. Literally I am born on the day of ‘the person who will save the planet’. I have had a solid idea on how to do this for decades, so it is time to gift this vision to the world. Presently I just need a viewerbase. With numbers comes power. The power to make a utopian world for ALL. Wouldn’t you WANT to be apart of touching that as soon as possible. If you are going to bed, or just waking up.. share it on even if you don’t have time to watch it. If you do, do so over a cuppa, and/or in a circle with friends. I am not selling ANYTHING. We just need numbers to watch this and bring it to a critical mass. When I do follow ups things will quickly come into place. Being human, and having to get the child on a train, I have to go now. I wanted to start this ASAP to see what the Drop community can muster. I will keep this thread open with updates as things ‘roll’. Wouldn’t it be awesome if this ONE community could show up the power of a small number of people? Merriment and Joy in your day/night, where-ever you may be and whatever you may be doing. Godspeed, and “Joy to all”. whitedragem :-)
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Whitedragem
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Dec 31, 2020
Alright, has been nearly a week.. 3 views (five in total, two from my household, the first to watch it, the second was a ‘non technologist’ attempting to go back to the video and ‘like it’ (I suggested to ‘give up trying’, wasn’t worth creating an account to do so..)) 3 views over nearly a week. I totally believe that was Drop getting me there. Shows that an abstract post in an obscure part of Drop.com webpage can be found and that some people will read *anything*; “Thankyou” So, thanks to EVSHRUG (a person whom I respect greatly as they are ‘a giver’, who has inspired me based on doing a channel, to, erm, ‘do a channel’. I will attempt to grow a following, and if that requires acting foolish, then, well, ‘will do’! So without further ado,.. a second video has gone up today (first on Christmas, second on New Years) Its the same level of ‘non professional’; different camera - which was probably in full manual mode, and, having never filmed video content on it (or used the $3 ‘’second hand’ microphone), who knows how it will go. Again, I have posted to the internet ‘sans review’. It is just to push things forward. This video discusses the notion of starting a few different pathways, mostly with an intent to ‘go fulltime’ tech journalist/product developer/writer, with the intent to dedicate myself towards helping the people of the planet. The limit of how much I can do this will depend on how empowered by ‘said people’ I become... Again, only place I am promoting this is Drop- my belief is that these things, ‘once started’, can become unstoppable. And so please support me; meaning watch and share. (‘like’ is up to you..) The only place where comments can be made/left is here on Drop. I want to continue to make this the homebase of operations with regards to being an active community member and ‘sharing with friends’. Thanks for the support, which is often simply in the form of a ‘like’. It goes a long way to saving my family and friends from hearing my tech rants :-) Cheers- Whitedragem (its only at 50% uploaded, so ‘no link yet’) Ahah- 75% uploaded, have updated the Patreon, and figured out how to get the link even before the video goes live:https://youtu.be/jPvRyZXUSss You know I look forward to spending more than 2 hours a week on this; ie embedding html links properly and editing videos and.... grins; share and promote and I will deliver: bigger, better, bolder;MORE! :-) ~Joy
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Jan 2, 2021
It takes a bit of learning to figure out all the steps, but it’s kind of satisfying too... like a school project, except the topic was your elective. Unsolicited advice for your consideration! I heard you say that the channel would be a solution, but I didn’t feel clear on what problem was being addressed. After what felt like a long time, I think what you were trying to say was that people are experiencing a lot of stress, and in turn pushing out a lot of negativity into the world... and you are trying to put out something positive, encouraging people to relax and maybe consider some philosophical point? Well, clear goals make videos much easier for people to digest! Transparent motivations also help assure people that you’re not trying to trick and sell people on anything... although, if you are setting up a Patreon, you definitely ARE selling them something and you have to treat it as such. You can’t please everyone... so you should imagine the type of person you’re trying to reach, and you have to consider what you can do to interest them. You don’t have to be goofy, but you do have to offer something. Last suggestions... If you’re trying to get people thinking and relaxing, maybe give just one question per video, make the answer seem easy like you did the work for them and now you’re guiding them toward understanding it (please repeat yourself as little as possible!), and then maybe just give people like 5 minutes to watch your lovely pond and let the birds and water make all their sounds. “Digest” and meditate on your content, if you know what I mean.
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Evshrug
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Dec 25, 2020
You’ve got a great smile buddy 😄👍🏻