I just happened to be listening to Stuart Maconie sitting in for Chris Evans on BBC Radio 2 drivetime. Stuart was discussing Art Garfunkel, who, apparently has a list of every book he’s ever read since 1960 on his web site. Having just finished my own list of all the books I read last year, I sent an email to the show. It’s the first time I’ve ever had an email read out on the air so I was very excited, especially as Lifelists got a mention.
This web site is so important to Al and I. Of course, there are more important things in life (our health, being together etc.) but we are very commited to this site and our Lifelists concept. We’re going to do everything we can to make it a success but what exactly does that mean? Maybe it is a success already? We don’t have millions of users like some other sites but the Lifelisters that have got involved are worth their weight in gold or (even rare white truffles). Many thanks to them; they have made this site what it is, are creating some great lists and really seem to ‘get’ our concept. Since our little site went ‘live’ at the end of last year there has not been one complaint about any user. Everyone has been kind, supportive, encouraging and respectful of each other. We are very slowly (but surely that’s the best way?) building a community of people who love life and want to celebrate it. People who are not just happy to celebrate our similarities but also our differences. What more could we want? As far as we’re concerned that makes the site a huge success. I can see though that there may be a case to be made for getting more people involved so that there is more rapidly changing content on the site. We haven’t really tried that hard to do this so far but now feels like the right time to try and spread the word. The site is working properly from a technical point of view, the friends section will be online soon and there are lots of new additions almost ready to go. Al’s working non stop on all the techie stuff so the marketing will be down to me. If anyone can help with this or make some suggestions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch or get involved.
We were making news today! Well, in our own very small way anyway. There was a little 2.5 minute piece on Nuacht ( that’s Irish for News) on TG4 at 7.pm today. TG4 is the Irish language TV station. I’ve put the video on YouTube with the permission of TG4 of course. You can watch it by following the link to the Lifelists channel I’ve set up on YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/lifelists. It’s in Irish and despite 3 years of lessons, neither Al or I can speak the language well. Our friends Majella and Mags are speaking on our behalf. The gist of the story is that we moved here, set up our local community web site Currane.net, were lucky enough to get satellite broadband as part of a government scheme and then set up mylifelists.com. I think Mags and Majella are saying some nice things about the site- that’s what they told me anyway! We’re very pleased and grateful to have been featured. Who knows, maybe this will help spread the word about Lifelists.
I’ve just created a new list with the title “6 for a new world” that I think is a fascinating concept, though I’m not claiming any credit for the idea (I heard about it on one of Ricky Gervais’ podcasts). The idea is this: we have devastated our planet and need to go to a new one. A suitable planet has been found, identical to ours except it’s not populated, polluted or otherwise ruined. A spaceship has been built to travel to the new world but it can only take six people in addition to the “populator-bots” that will take care of reproducing the human race. Your mission: to decide who to put on the spaceship! My six will probably be chosen in a very methodical, quasi-scientific manner (it’s a work in progress!) but who would you choose? Bizarrely, they can be persons either living or dead (ain’t technology wonderful!) and you might want to indicate your reasons. It could be a lot of fun. I wonder how many of you will have a go? PS. me2! is almost ready!