Monthly Archives: December 2013
Growing the Nation
PAX Nation was conceived as just that … an online Nation. The intent has always been to create an online community. However I want to create more than just a Social Network. The goal is to create a full community of like-minded souls who can have a unified impact on the world. A community … a NATION … complete with laws and commerce and everything else that defines an offline community. The difference simply being that we are united not by a location; not by a specific belief system or ethnicity or background, rather we are untied by a common goal to build a world that embraces tolerance and love; a world that chooses peaceful means to resolve conflict instead of violence and selfish motives.
Obviously this will be no easy thing to achieve. Many may not even understand the concept, or believe it can ever happen. But I am never one to do things the easy way. I started with the idea, and then created the basic webpage … in other words I planted a seed. And while it is by no means dying, it is not prospering either. But such grand plans (doable or not) require patience. And persistence. So I keep plugging along.
As I was pursuing another project, I encountered some useful tools that would benefit the growth of PAX Nation, and I have begun implementing them. While we are still far from an actual COMMUNITY, we are now more than just a website / blog. We have now entered the realm of Social Network. I have begun adding the capacity to create our own profiles, create friends lists, message each other, and have discussions via a forum. Granted it is a very rudimentary social network right now, and I am still trying to figure out how to make certain thins work, but the planted seed has definitely begun sprouting.
However, I am still lacking in one thing. Community members. I have roughly 1600 followers of the FB page for PAX Nation, which is nothing to complain about, but it also essentially means nothing too. The number of those people who actually pay attention to activity on the Nation let alone get involved is very small. As for registered members to the Nation (Citizens), we have about 30, and a number of those may not be real people. It’s a start … but a slow one. So I am once again asking for participation, especially now that there is a way that we can actively interact. Become a citizen today! Anyone can read and comment on posts, as well as read forum discussion. But if you wish to be able to actually participate in discussion, or even post blog posts, then you must be a registered citizen. Initially, blog posts need to be approved before they get posted (to ensure they are not spam and that people know what they are doing) but eventually that restriction will be removed. There are no restriction on forum usage (other than the mandatory need for RESPECT). So what do you say? Help me make this community a TRUE community. Not only do I ask that you sign up, but tell any friends who might find the ideal worthwhile as well!
Right now this community can barely be called a small village. But with help and determination, a nation will be born yet!