I'm putting together this blog to ask for your support and feedback. Since 2008 this website has grown exponentially with just myself operating the site and networking with people. In 2010 another website formed in the Tampa bay area called Going Green Tampa ( www.goinggreentampa.com) and has growing as well. Both our website have very similar functions and the owner of the site Lisa Custer and I have become friends over the past several years working together at events and networking.
I'm in the process of speaking with Lisa and her partner Tara in merging our websites. These ladies are great they have done an awesome job with Going Green Tampa (www.goinggreentampa.com) and I feel by partnering with them we can create a new website that is on a whole new level. The website would be a for-profit and make its ends meet through advertising and producing content both for free and for purchase. The new website would be national, with regional branches. My Code Green Community website will be in limbo unless people can help with it and i'm trying to find a purpose for it after the next several months when this new website becomes operational.
Till that website is created:
What would you like to see the website become? I would like it to become a non-profit and actually start programs up locally but I cannot do it alone and with the kickstarter failing I cannot keep creating new youtubes traveling all over Tampa bay. ( http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DB3LX26 ) I'm in search of volunteers who are willing to work with me on the website. I need people who are willing to take on the responsibility of becoming a director of Code Green Community and help me set-up programs to help benefit the community. We will have the benefit of a the Going Green Tampa's new website. Code Green Community will still be dedicated to the local Tampa bay community.
Code Green Community has always had Objectives and specific Actions it was meant for: http://codegreencommunity.com/profiles/blogs/objectives-actions-alo... I feel it has done a great job at it and I want to find a group of people willing to help the objectives continue. I would love the website to be a hub of activity for people to find information and connect with people locally. I always keep in mind the concept of Crowdsourcing and it has worked great in allowing me to focus on the website while people upload content. (Where as with Going Green Tampa the ladies upload and write all of the content and events themselves) A great example of this is the crowdsourced fruit tree map that has over night had dozens and dozens of fruit trees added to it.
Should I do another smaller Kickstarter to keep creating youtubes? (We raised $2,000 out of $18,000 not bad!)
What would you like to see the website become? Please take the survey http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DB3LX26
P.S.: Since October I've been working at GreenDreams retail store but in March the retail store closed and I started back working at a local restaurant called Pappas Ranch. I've been told recently that the Restaurant is closing during the day over the summer and eventually totally closing. So my personal job is also in Limbo. I never thought Code Green Community would me a money making venture- but I cannot continue to pay the costs of the website unless support is given. I'm going to need to do some sort of fundraising in May or June to continue it. On another note, Does anyone know of a great paying job for an idealistic passionate young man? I'm getting kinda bummed out by the series of bad events in my life. Losing jobs , my computer is barely working (Making weird white noise sounds making it difficult to edit videos thats why my frequency of youtube making is down) , my truck always seems to have something always going wrong with it (meanwhile I'm constantly traveling around Tampa bay for free paying all the expenses myself) all of it is adding up to me not able to personally continue Code Green Community unless the community takes on the responsibility of the website. This website has been a labor of love, but unfortunately love doesn't pay the bills!