My dream for this domain is to see it become a forum for our members to express themselves particularly– on Rotary matters. Historically, blogs were instituted to convey the personal musings of an individual; particularly on a specific topic of interest. Today, even companies maintain weblogs as a means of generating interest for their domains. Blogging has metamorphosed into an agenda shared by groups and individuals alike.
This was the exact reason why I invited certain members of RCBaguio as “Users” of our site. Allow me to explain my vision on how we will make this happen. This site has been constructed using WordPress, the leading open-source Content Management System (CMS). It is the application that runs, the websites of important companies such as: Time, WSJ, MTV-Newsroom, Ford, and even CNN. This makes possible, for the site to be edited by any of our Users. No matter where in the world they are, they simply login with their username and password; and publish their story on our website.
But of course, there is the matter of teaching our RCB participants to ably use the system–the blog agenda. The intention is to have a team of Rotarians who will be helping with the management of this site. In my mind, the learning curve (for our RCB Users) will be relatively short. This is because all they need to contend with are the most basic items only; just enough to be able to do what is required. One tutoring session with me is all that will be necessary. After all, RCB is the abode of many brilliant Rotarians.
Through this post, I encourage all those initially invited. All of them have already received a notification email containing their “keys” to the RCBaguio website. Meanwhile, I must tell you that I want only those who are willing to do the work (no matter what it is…) and not say: “I don’t encode!” or something similar because they refuse to do involved/challenging work. Rotary is a volunteer organization, and those who are unwilling to sincerely surrender to the tasks will be relegated to the sidelines.
By the time we have the right number of people sincere enough to participate, we should have reached a plateau (of sorts) within our domain, where almost everything will be on autopilot. I gaze into the sunset… and hope it comes very soon.
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