Mutual support exchange
Request or offer help from the community, share a need on another's behalf, be a part of Giving Tuesdays or Creative Fridays
This substack gained a number of new subscribers over the past month, whom I wish to warmly welcome. The goal for this brief post is to share a mechanism for the practical implementation of mutual support in this early phase of the abundance mindset community’s growth and propose an efficient cadence for future posts.
The end goal for this community, ultimately, is to improve more lives relative to the counterfactual, i.e. relative to a future where this community would not exist. You may recall that the preferred structure begins with a discovery phase, as introduced in this post, yet a part of our task is to support one another’s lives on an ongoing basis, and there is no better way for this blog to achieve this than to act as an intermediary.
Introducing… Giving Tuesdays and Creative Fridays. Here is how they will work:
Giving Tuesdays: Starting this month, every other Tuesday a post will consist entirely of your submissions to this new form. All fields are optional and include the following:
What would you like another reader (or readers) of the On Humanity substack to support you with in the next month? E.g., offering advice, acting as a sounding board, proofreading a text, coaching, etc.
Is there anything you are able to potentially offer to readers of the On Humanity substack who fill out the above field?
What need, if any, exists within your social network or local community that you might like to share with readers of this substack?
Please go ahead and fill out either field(s) at your convenience: you may resubmit the form as many times as you wish. Please consider filling it out right now: don’t be shy!
Another form of giving is the sharing of new content, including creative content. Inspiration from a poem, a novel, a painting, a song, or any other work of art may bring about the drive necessary to leave lasting positive impact on others in the pursuit of a humanist-oriented world.
Creative Fridays: On alternate weeks to Giving Tuesdays, a Friday post will spotlight a creator among you or those in your networks, with a series of questions about their respective sources of inspiration, the planning process, the role of feedback, and how the pandemic has altered their workflows. If you know someone who produces or has in the past produced creative content and might wish to be interviewed via email for this series of posts, featuring their thoughts and any links to their content, you may place us in touch by replying to this email or sending one to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rest assured that if you do not wish to read anything related to the mutual support exchange or to be inspired by others’ works of art, you will have the option to opt out of either or both sets of posts, independently of your subscription to this (monthly, at present) newsletter. A simple way to do so will be shared in the next post.
Warm regards, and until next time!
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