I’ve developed a web domain hording habit.
It’s just another quirk in the day-to-day life of an OCD wanna-be-make-a-difference-in-the-world blogger-dreamer, I suppose.
The wife says she prefers $9.99 domain buying to sitting at a black jack table, and so I’ve embraced the habit with her endorsement. Inevitably, it takes our bank account to the brink each and every month.
For years, my personal email at firstname.lastname@example.org has carried a quotable tagline from anthropologist Margaret Meade I first discovered after watching a Nickelback video titled, “If Everyone Cared.” The video’s last few seconds fade to Meade’s quote:
“Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
It’s become something of a mantra for me because of its simple truth.
A couple of years later, I was further inspired by an award-winning documentary titled: “Playing for Change: Peace through Music,” and another great video that beautifully promoted its cause.
If you do nothing else for yourself today, please give this a watch, and be inspired. Talk about a magnificent collaboration…[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Us-TVg40ExM]
Since discovering the blogging world and becoming an active participant a year or so ago, I’ve adopted the following beliefs about its potential:
- The blogosphere makes the world much smaller.
- It’s a great place to discover unbelievable talent.
- Possibilities for world-changing collaboration are everywhere.
- We’ve yet to conceive just how powerful this tool may become.
Some domains I’ve purchased are simply for future fun: i.e., www.BBQNazi.com; others are for promotion of future creative works: i.e. www.LightWins.com. In the grand scheme, they’re small ideas with which I’ll have a little fun and occupy some creative time.
But what of the bigger picture? There’s not a day goes by when I don’t wonder about a bigger blog impact and how it might be achieved.
I’m convinced the core of the human spirit is relational. Our most divine of inspiration comes from others.
Forget the presidential debates, Justin Beiber‘s last tweet, or the latest-greatest iPhone. Did you happen to catch the most amazing three hours in recent human history yesterday when Felix Baumgartner compelled the world to dream once again? That’s a story worth telling.
I have an ever-growing relationship with the support departments at www.godaddy.com and www.wix.com. For the record, they’re two of the most efficient and helpful support departments I’ve encountered. Real professionals, they are.
Last Friday, I called in to buy yet another domain: www.BlogYouMentary.com.
“This is really good. What are you going to do with it?” the support specialist asked as we went through the standard domain-buying gyrations.
“I’m not sure yet,” I responded, “but I like it too.”
So there it is: www.BlogYouMentary.com…
- What exactly does a “blogyoumentary” look like?
- What form does it take?
- Is it a solo project, or one to be taken on collaboratively with other bloggers who have a desire to change the world … and, if so, who might be interested?
- How could it be used for the greater good?
Endless possibilities, I think.
Wondering what you think…
What does a “blogyoumentary” look like, and where does it go from here?
I sincerely welcome your comments, questions and thoughts, and even a “reblog,” if you deem the question worthy.