I want more … “kicking the tires” (experimentation)

Today I want to introduce some concepts I have been playing around with in my hope and aim to increase the amount and levels of engagement at Wants Blog. I have come up with two tricks or gimmicks or more generally procedures to fool entice tease incentivise anyone to engage more with this project.

First, I think it is quite possible to improve various aspects of this site. I want to set up something like a “suggestion box” for this purpose. I see this as a willingness to meet unmet wants and needs of anyone who wishes to interact with this site in any way. I am a little bit inspired by the “Friends’ Monthy Meeting” structure, so I will analagously refer to these as “Monthly Meeting” threads — the first one is here, and is open to any / all comments — without anything being “off topic”.

Second, I wish to encourage more people to take the leap and sign up for a membership at this site. As a member, you will be able to create your own posts. As an additional incentive, I intend to commit to supporting anyone who achieves a full three months of active membership in their continuing projects, regardless of whether they remain members beyond that time. Therefore, anyone who signs up anytime during this month (October 2021) can expect to receive my support for their own projects starting February 2022. In order to qualify as an “active” member, all the member has to do is to make (at least) one single acceptable post — and of course anything that is illegal in any way is unacceptable, but what qualifies as acceptable beyond that is up to the discretion of the site management (currently: moi).

I don’t know whether these ideas are good or not. Perhaps changing nothing at all would be a better idea. So I just see this as an experiment — and now it’s time to simply sit back and see what happens. 🙂

I want to support others that are also on the same journey, because there are so many people out there that have had current life experiences affect their mental health including the current pandemic

Keywords: our mission

We all need a kick start and support when we can get it, theres nothing better than spreading positivity and supporting others on life journeys too and thats what we are here for.

https://theinfluentialindividual.art.blog/2021/05/02/our-mission

I had the courage to make choices in spite of the disapproval of others

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I worked my way through graduate school, taught in the inner city for seven consecutive years, paid my own bills (car payment, car insurance, utilities, rent, etc.). I wrote and recorded my own folk album, and I had at least three romantic relationships. I proposed to a man I loved and was rejected by him and my best friend, I was accused of intentionally deceiving and “stealing” a man because he was interested in me and not my friend; again, I was rejected. My family was both antagonistic and unsupportive of me. Still I “warrior-ed” on. I did not need the approval of these people to be the person I WANT TO BE. I let it go.

https://sweetnessbe.wordpress.com/2021/02/15/be-a-listener