I Need Help
So, here is what it really comes down to. At the end of the day, I am only one person. But there is a lot on my plate at the moment. Granted I have put all of it onto my own plate. But at the same time I am starting to realize that there just aren’t enough hours in the day.
The real reason I am taking some time to renovate my website is that I am realizing that I need help. I have too many projects. Too much to do. And I haven’t even started farming yet…
I have come to realize that once the farm is up and running, I simply will not have time to devote myself heart and soul to maintaining this blog. Already, you will notice, that as soon as I take time off from promoting it, my new followers drop right off. This blog requires constant attention to keep it running at such a high viewership.
I need your help. I am going to start adding a few new features to my website. I have found a script that will allow me to host free blogs on my website. I want to try to make my website the sort of place that people feel inclined to visit everyday. But I cannot come up with enough content on my own. Over the next week I will be setting up a new blogsite, through my domain. It will have all of the features WordPress has, and will be free for you guys to use. I am also going to set up a search engine powered by Google, free email hosting, a new and improved forum script and a live news feed. I would like to make my new website a one-stop-shop for information on Love. On the main homepage we will also feature links to our philosophy, our videos and our upcoming projects. Featured Blog articles, written by you guys, will appear on the homepage.
But this idea will only work if everybody gets involved. For now, there is little for you to do. I have a lot of work installing scripts and honing the design in the upcoming days. But if you would like to help, I really need people who are skilled in graphic design, flash/dreamweaver, and web design to help fill out my portfolio. If you have any skill in these areas and would like to help design the new page visually with me, please let me know in this comment thread. I am not overly skilled in graphic design, and have no experience in flash videos. But I really want this new website to look professional. I want it to appear like the sort of site you would be proud to associate yourself with. I know the content is worthy, but I feel my personal design skills are slightly lacking. With your help, I know I can make this website look and feel exactly as it should. And together we will develop a community on the internet like no other. A community based on Love and Generosity. A community of contributors and leaders. A community willing to live in Love.
Together, we will make this work.
Reblogged this on sustainableutopia.
Yeah, one problem with blogging is the necessity to keep a schedule, sort of like a real job… if people come back and see you have the same page up, they will stop coming by – maybe set up your blog to email all your followers whenever you post…
This sounds like a good idea
I know nothing about designing websites, but if you need a writer for anything at all, I would love to help. 🙂
Great to know. I definitely will. I will get back to you in a day or two with a project, if you are interested.
Sounds great! I look forward to it. 🙂
I can’t help you with the design but if I can help in any other way let me know. Good luck.
I can help with Graphic Design, Tris. Just let me know what you need, as long as my old mac works I should be able to do the graphics, if someone can help with website I can email to you or them.
Thanks mom. I will probably take you up on that. Part of renovating the site is building your mini site as well, so we need to talk about that soon too!
I notice that facebook has a new look too, maybe Trev could update the facebook site the way he did his own.
This sounds a great idea Tristan.. wish I was a Wizz Kid myself LOL.. but Im just a self taught Click this and see what happens! LOL.. So I wish you well, but if you need any posts feel free to seek any from Dreamwalkers Sanctuary.. Love and Best wishes to you.. and Keep sending out those thoughts.. ” What we think… we create” ~peace. Sue x
Thanks Sue, I will be looking for posts to put on my site. I appreciate your offer to use some of yours.
I didn’t know that you were also open to re-blogging, or copying and pasting, as a way to get content for your site. I therefore also give you permission to repost my material at will! (As long as you just reference it properly, of course — WP might not like it otherwise, you know). Go for it!
I will always give credit when re-posting.
EXCELLENT IDEA, Tristan. Count on me for unique blog posts here and there once you get that feature going.
I have an inactive web site that I created last year with a family member. You might like some of the design features. It is a phpBB community site, and the guy who did the graphics works for DreamWorks (yeah, the Hollywood company). Anyway, it’s http://www.ascendingcommunity.com. I gave up the unending battle against the spambots, and so the site has languished.
If you like it, we could discuss affiliating my community with your site, so you wouldn’t have to reinvent the wheel completely to have an actual working, paid for community forum site.
I am also open to expanding the partnership with a web-savvy IT person to restart the site, block those darn spambots from registering 10+ phony members per day, and create a really dynamic community of those interested in navigating these times successfully and expanding their consciousness at the same time — and connecting directly with many others of like mind, too, of course.
Let me know.
This is a very interesting idea. I would be very much into the idea of merging our communities. I will check out you site. Thanks for this offer. I feel like the more people that are involved, the easier and more realistic it will become.
Exactly. It is time for as many of us as possible to band and work together, pool our talents and resources. ‘They’ always have, so why not US???
you’d think I would be responsible, wouldn’t you… yet, I am still learning. Someday I will remember everything…
Don’t worry, Be happy, because you ARE . . . .
I’m in. Let me know how I can help.
Thanks Lou. I will come up with some projects over the next few days. I really appreciate this!
Good morning Tristan. Check this out: http://talesfromthelou.wordpress.com/2012/03/19/greece-on-the-breadline-potato-movement-links-shoppers-and-farmers/
I don’t know yet how I can help you but I am a good sniffer for stories that I could hunt for your blog. Let me know what you think.
Thanks Lou, that will make a great post!
Let me know when you’re ready and I’ll ship the stories to you
This is a great idea, since it is a community that you are trying to gather then using other bloggers to help fill the site is a great idea! Reciprocal Altruism.