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How to "supercharge" a once vibrant grassroots website
I first joined this website when it was called the "Patriotic Resistance," the old "Resistnet" website back in October or November of 2008. At its' peak during those first 10-11 months prior to the 9-11-2009 Washington, D.C. Tea Party 9/11 event, this website was the most active grassroots patriot website on the internet.
At any given time, you could find a minimum of 250 members actively using this site, and during prime time you could find a minimum of somewhere between 500 and 1,000 members actively using and participating in fighting for our God-given right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
That changed after the 9/11 rally, and usership began dropping off little by little. I don't know about you, but I want to see that change radically. It's not just another option, it is a necessity if we are to return this nation to its freedom-loving roots.
Call it what you like, but I call it apathy, and I never would have dreamed that members of this website would have dropped the ball at a time when our very existence as a Republic is being threatened more with each passing day.
Great strides were made as a result of the 9/11 Tea Party, but that should have been viewed as the launching point for further action, a means to an end, but not an end in itself. It seems to me that one of the biggest problems has been the fragmentation of the movement, whether by design or by enemy divide and conquer mentality. Why so many different Tea Party websites and organizations? All it does is divide our forces.
There are multiple ways to turn this around, but it is going to take a continuous effort by every one of the 91,000+ members on this website to accomplish. I fully intend to do everything I can with my IT knowledge to educate members as to how we can accomplish this, but one of the things that is a necessity out of the gate is to convince members that they need to learn how it is done.
Learn how to use the "Share," Twitter, and Facebook links and share every substantive post you can. This is NOT an option, it is a necessity!
One of the major things which propelled Obama into office was the younger, uneducated population who are barely old enough to vote. I say "uneducated," because though they may be Internet tech savvy, they have been "dumbed down" over the course of their formative years as it relates to the history of our nation. I know this to be a fact because I spent a year and a half taking a college level course at the University of Phoenix (Online) and most of my classmates fell into this category. Few of them can write an intelligent sentence, or have any knowledge of the Constitution. They know how to use the features I mentioned above, where most of you do not; and most of you do not realize what a valuable tool this is.
The same concept applies to sharing posts on Facebook, which is probably the primary tool and primary reason Obama got elected. He had an army of ignorant young people at his beckon call. If "we the people" were to capitalize on sharing information from Patriot Action Network TO Facebook each and every day, we could flood the nation with information which would give the ignorant the information they need to make an informed decision and vote for freedom instead of socialism.
Even Facebook has to take notice when this happens. They can only censor about so much of what is posted there, they can't censor it all. Usually, they won't censor links to stories on other websites, but if you were to post it there on a discussion, their filters pick up on your keywords and block you or delete your posts.
I will be adding more tips to either this post or onto successive post to inform PAN members how they can increase our visibility particularly on Facebook as time goes on, but for now I want to leave you all with some basics that will make our presence known on Facebook much moreso than you ever will be able to by posting strictly on our groups and pages on Facebook.
For now, I'm asking all of you to do the following:
1. Link your Patriot Action Network to your Facebook profile (if you have one.) I know most of you do. This is accomplished by clicking on *Settings below your inbox. Next, a window will open up which has tabs on it which say: Connect to Facebook, the world's largest social network. Click on the light blue Facebook word, which has an embedded link to Facebook. You will be prompted to log-in to your Facebook profile and will be presented with a dialogue box asking you to give Facebook permission to connect your PAN profile to your Facebook profile. Next, accept this request for permission, and your profile is automatically connected to Facebook. What this does is allows you to automatically post to Facebook from your PAN profile. Each time you read a substantive blog, discussion or forum post that you wish to share, it is all done with one click. You can fight for freedom from your PAN profile without ever having to go through the tedious and time-consuming process of manually posting links.
2. If you have a Twitter account, use this same process to link your Twitter account to your PAN account AND to your Facebook account. You get 3 birds with one stone doing it this way. The Twitter connection link is also located on the Connections tab located under *Settings under your inbox. As you are looking over the Connections list under your *Settings, also look at the other options available to you. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or one of the PAN administrators. You will have to first send me a friendship request to be able to contact me via private message here on PAN. We also have a Twitter group all of you can join here on PAN.
It is for EVERYBODY and it has video tutorials which will help you whether your are a pro or a novice at using Twitter.
This is all I have time for today, but when time permits, I will be posting more on the subject of how we can once again become an outstanding organization promoting freedom and the American Way.