[clug-talk] Challenge: Fertil Soil
Aaron J. Seigo
aseigo at kde.org
Thu May 18 21:19:26 PDT 2006
On Thursday 18 May 2006 20:37, Shawn wrote:
> The one overall theme through all these methods is time. It takes time to
> do anything. Volunteer what time you have.
... and small consistent input is often more effective over the long haul than
a short major effort is. an afternoon a month or an hour a week over the
course of a year is not only easier to manage for the volunteer, it's
something that will have a much bigger impact than spending one weekend a
year doing a single thing and then not doing anything else. some people will
certainly do more than this, but even "small" contributions add up over time.
this also leads to stability which leads to growth and increased robustness.
> As for whether CLUG has the Fertile Soil for encouraging people... I think
> the question is a little skewed. That's saying "What has the group done
> for me to make me want to help?". I think that's the wrong approach. We
to be fair, though, this is exactly how our society encourages us to be: quiet
participants that wait to be called upon with the stimulus being a promise of
personal reward before response is to be had. for many of us that's been a
life-long conditioning. so while it may be "a little skewed" i think it's
also the common mode of thought. discussions such as these and involvement in
groups such as CLUG can be a good way to help break those patterns though =)
Aaron J. Seigo
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