some Loose Ends
In the Spirit of Patchwork...
That's what this is all about. And while I keep that in mind, I just wanted to say a few things related to technical issues and technology itself as it relates to this series and to what I do.
Correspondence Just a quick note really, because there always seems to be an issue with emails that come with links and the word password. My emails often end up in spam folders because these days links and references to passwords in emails are often flags for email servers to catch problems. Also, once one of my emails is flagged as spam, if you don't mark it not spam, all my emails will be marked as such. So, if you are expecting anything from me, check there. I found some of your mails in mine. I check everyday.
Media I haven't had any new complaints about the media. There is an audio volume control on the audio player if you haven't noticed that. That helped a few folks. I tend to talk a lot. I considered offering transcripts of the audio for those of you with language issues. Translate works with written text. I am not sure I will be able to do that. If you have that issue can you get in touch?
Sharing/Blogging and Social Media The world of internet sharing has changed drastically since I began in 2004.
I have no private sharing forum set up for this segment, the reason is too many people. I cannot manage that on my own. Sharing is Important. On any level. Maybe it is just between friends over coffee and that might be enough. There are many options, many kinds of folks. And no requirement to share here at all. But...however and whatever, I will always encourage you share what moves through you. It will make you a better person and make the world a better place. Build. Patch holes. Thoughts are useful.
For now, since I see a majority of folks are using Instagram, I have set up a hashtag #ragmates2019 for you to use in reference to this series. I can use this tag to group your sharing for others to see. You can use the same hashtag on Facebook. I've been asked about a private Facebook group. Maybe, we'll see. Suggestions and thoughts welcomed.
Technology is good. It's how we apply it that makes the difference. I would not be here without it. And neither would you. Using technology is part of my process and I will share the specifics of how and why I deal with that as I just go.
I've been testing links and finding folks and things are starting to hold together. It will be ok. Shall we begin? OK. Let me get my ass in gear.
See you soon.