So, #Tuttle turned 7 years old, six months ago. There have been times when I’ve walked away from it and let others carry the show, but for most of those seven years, I’ve been showing up every week and helping something beautiful happen.
The conversations these days are not so much about social media, they’re more about how work is changing right now and how technology is affecting that. And just like when we started in 2008, growth in our technological capacity is outstripping our social capacity to understand and deal with it. We don’t know how it’s all going to work out. And free-form conversation like you get at #Tuttle is the best way I know to address that situation.
During the last seven years, many of you have supported my projects through crowd-funding and by participating directly in them. I’m grateful for all of that. I thought that #Tuttle would lead to new stuff and it has done, but the thing itself, the Friday morning meetups haven’t gone away. Now I’m asking you to support the ongoing work of keeping #Tuttle useful and expanding the range of activities I can do.
Patreon has been around for a while now as a platform. It does all the bits that are difficult for me to do on my own and lets me get on with making cool stuff happen. I’m hoping that it will also help me to do more to hold the community together – that’s what the Goals in the left-hand sidebar are about. The process has also helped me to get clear about what I want to do – summarised in this video.
It’s not make or break. I’m going to keep doing this stuff because it’s my calling, it’s become who I am and every time someone comes back or turns up for the first time and I see that look in their eye, that says “Thank you for making a space for me to be nourished in today”, I know that I’ve just got to keep doing it.
You can contribute as little as one US dollar per month (there’s no choice on currency unfortunately) but there’s a scale of rewards for more generous contributions. If you can’t or don’t want to commit to a monthly payment, you can cancel at any time or there’s a range of options for a one-off donation here.
Most importantly of all, if you can’t afford to give anything, the best thing you can do is send me a note of solidarity and maybe come and see me on a Friday morning, I need you much more than I need your money.