Last week I was introduced to *the listserve*. I immediately signed up; it was day one. When I told someone about it the next day the total number of people signed up had grown from 3264 to 6487!
What if you could offer your YOU art a bigger audience? An audience of thousands, approaching a million? What if you were called upon to share a message with this group of a million, randomly. Wait, let's flip this around - what if you got to read a message from someone each day that was put under this unique spotlight condition and rose to the challenge of saying something worth a million listens?
The other interest that comes to mind is, "You'd better get your act together, self, if a million people could hear something you say." Have a life worth advertising.
Either way, I'm stoked to be a part of this process. I may be called upon to share a message with thousands upon thousands of people, the email lottery. But for sure, I'll be offered a new email each day from a new person with a perspective I may not have been exposed to, someone who is willing to share a bit of themself with so many of us.
Here's a little more about the listserve and a link for you to sign up too.
Three days ago, the listserve hit 10,000 and today I received the perfect indoctrinating email from Emil Stenstrom from Sweden containing a splendid balance of heads-up, use-your-power-for-fun, and warmth-of-life, kindly message, gently nudging this project forward into a special place in my heart.
If you'd like to see the email too, leave a comment below (with your email) or email me at heyrootmix [at] yahoo dot com with "Emil 041812" in the subject line and I'll forward his message to you.
You all rock.
(And yes, it's like TED for email.)