Well hello there!
Glad you made it. Quick notes on goals for this private group:
Facebook proved to be a pretty big success as far as a community around endmyopia. Lots of great conversations, updates, helping each other out. Very nice.
A few things that are less awesome about Facebook is that it’s … Facebook. At any time they could change things, delete our group, do whatever they want. And I get a lot of e-mail from readers who aren’t on social media, don’t want get on that. Which I understand, I don’t use it in my personal life either.
It’s also a big general, and I feel the need to censor myself to some degree.
And the biggest thing missing there is that while I’d be happy to contribute more, I would like to do it in a bit more reciprocal way. Let’s all make the resource better, vs. it just being one guy who builds everything.
So that’s the goal here. A group we really have ownership of the platform for, no ads, no selling our data, no censorship. And more resources for you, in exchange for whatever you feel like contributing. I’ll post occasional things like the NYT-commenting challenge. Just sometimes, little things to help us with exposure.
The only rule for now for the group, besides being civil and common-sensical, is to be a contributing member. Partake in the challenges, or offer help otherwise. Nothing huge, we’re all busy, just be actively part of improving the resource.
One side note, a definite thing we need is more “links”, ie. posts on other sites and such. The search engine guy keeps saying that’s. by far the #1 thing for better Google ranks. So if you have a blog if you write for any outlet, otherwise are active in Internet-ey places, drop me a line.
To kick things off, here’s the (unlisted) replay of the one and only live stream / Q&A session I did on Youtube so far. (please don’t share the link outside of this group)
It was a bit rough with slow Internet connection, and the first bit is quite the origin story ramble. Thinking we can do more live stream Q&As in the future, more focused, just for among us here.
Feel free to comment, say hi in this thread.
Also pease stop over to the link below and add a quick introduction about yourself: https://community.endmyopia.org/c/introductions