Saturday’s Town Hall Meeting for the Shire Community.
It’s been over five years since we created Raglan Shire and in that time we have created a wonderful magical place that’s become a fun online destination for people from all over the world to visit and participate in. Sure we’re cute but we’re also friendly and silly and helpful and we KNOW how to put on a non stop series of fun, interactive and involved events and activities for folks to enjoy.
No Seriously we REALLY DO.
SO today I invited members of our community to come and join me in a town hall meeting that I entitled:
Raglan Shire: – HELP! HELP!
(that’s a catchy title ya?)
I talked to folks about how much actual work it is to do all the fun things we do and how hard it is to keep up the lines of communication, planning and organizing while simultaneously making it seem EASY… so much so that many have even begun taking it for granted…. which is understandable.. FO SHO 🙂
The thing is, as most know, Raglan Shire the Community isn’t run as a “for profit” organization in virtual worlds. We genuinely do it because we love doing the stuff we do. We love making new friends, playing with them, creating with them, collaborating with them and generally spreading that patented Tiny good cheer that The Tinies of Raglan Shire are known for.
That being said, the fact that it is indeed very hard work ( I liken it to as hard a job as many of my real life corporate, construction and entertainment jobs I’ve personally had over the last 25 years. Seriously.) and nobunneh (including the bunny who pays the bills) makes anything really. Again.. we do it because it brings great joy to our friends and family and visitors etc, etc, et al, habeus corpus….. and yada yada
Over the last 5 years we’ve always had a committed small group who have personally put in a great amount of time helping with the creation, organization, building, scripting, sign making, cheer-leading and everything else you could possibly imagine that is required to put on Medieval Festivals, Live concerts, Art Walks, Mardi Gras festivals, Summers of Woot and everything else we do month after month year after year. Many folks have been a dedicated part of our events and activities groups for years whole others have found their time limited by real life needs or new interests and have either left to forge their own path or stayed on in a less active role. In the 5+ years we’ve been around people have come and people have gone but everyone who has been a member of the core events team have always done a bang up job in doing that voodoo that Raglan do, oh so well.
However at this time, Many folks are indeed being effected by real life and other interests and we have less and less tiny Man/woman power that are actively helping which again is quite understandable. SO… I believe now is as good a time as any to ask YOU, the community of the Shire for your help.
Over the next weeks and months we’re going to try and involve as many of you who would genuinely like to participate and add your own special SEKRET TINY “YOU” SAWCE to helping with the things that need helping with. Namely Events activities .. the stuff that makes it fun for folks 🙂
Initially we’ve set up some new Forum Directories on our Raglan Shire forums that you can visit and learn whats needed and how its done and how you can help. For now it will be a slow process as we set up the various methods of communication we’ll ALL need to get a feel for who wants to do what , availability, communication and skill sets.. did i mention COMMUNICATION & PATIENCE? 🙂
Pertinent Forum Link is here ( also on the side of the page too)
You’ll see various forums there, but the one you’ll be particularly interested in is the section labeled:
There’s 3 Forums under there (more to be added) that initially will act as a two way repository of info regarding all of this.
We;re looking for help with the tried and true as well as help with entirely new ideas some that you yourselves may come up with!
I have always said that our community is just that.. a real community. And right now… *military drumming* Your community needs YOU! *points at you*
In closing, this is a grand experiment and we ask that while we all try and communicate and plan and figure out how to best bring people on board with their help and skills and ideas and desire to chip in, that you also understand that this will take time and patience.
I as always appreciate all of you and if i could would Hug you all right now 🙂
Thank you all who came today and to those who couldn’t but sent me oodles of IM’s and messages of support, thanks to you as well.
Tell your friends and if you havent already signed up for our forums, go ahead and do it! Its easy!
Everything mentioned above applies to INWORLDZ Raglan Shire as well! jus’ sayin 🙂
The rest of you, Head to the Forums and again… IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO RAISE A WAFFLE!
Much Luv – Zayn Bunneh