ULOG 7: The Fundraising Video Which Became a Birthday Present

in ulog •  3 months ago

Back in July during one of the PYPT afterchats, @sgt-dan suggested that the people in the Steemit Ramble do videos where they sing a song and then they are compiled into a video to be used as a fundraiser for @youarehope and @tarc.

I thought about it a bit and then agreed that it would be a great idea and I’d like it released by September 1st. The concept very much matched my sense of community. The release date would be near my 60th birthday and I thought it would be a great way to celebrate with community.

After some further discussion about what was needed to accomplish this @bluefinstudios very deftly led the ‘meeting’ in nominating and acclaiming @snook to lead #teamwemadesnookdoit. After some initial shock and confusion at being on the receiving side of her own abilities, she agreed.

Shortly after, I received my first directive from our team leader. I was to do a three minute audio about community and how I feel about it. I was to have that ready by August 15th. Well, I pulled it off by the 18th. A few days ago, @snook asked for some photos from my community.

There was some discussion about the song to be used. I liked the suggestion of “Lean on Me”. @isaria agreed to take a look at the lyrics and see if Steem oriented lyrics could be developed. @thehive tossed out some suggested lyrics and they were passed on to @isaria.

What I didn’t know at that point was that @snook and others were preparing to put their own spin on the video. The fundraiser was becoming a birthday video for me. What a kind, thoughtful gift.

The group that had the meetup in Atlanta did a video using the original lyrics of the song. That has been released in my post:
ULOG: Breaking News From the Atlanta Meetup -- Early Birthday Gift for @shadowspub . The liquid payout for that has been split between @youarehope and @tarc as will the payout from this post.

Here is the video after many hours of editing work by @snook:

What an incredibly kind gift. Thank you everyone involved in making this.

Anyone who thinks real relationships can't be developed online has never experienced the very real connections that are made in our Steem communities here on Discord and on the blockchain as you read through comments and engagement on posts.

They are real, the people are real and so are the interactions. This has been borne out from the way people immediately mesh when they meet up offline.

Where else but in this community can people from all over the world contribute the necessary ingredients to be able to create a video that can seem like it was created in one room by a group of people? What a great time we’re experiencing. We are the early adaptors and I couldn’t be more proud of what is emerging through this blockchain technology.

Posted from my blog with SteemPress : http://idesofmay.com/2018/08/30/ulog-7-the-fundraising-video-which-became-a-birthday-present/

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@bluefinstudios very deftly led the ‘meeting’ in nominating and acclaiming @snook to lead #teamwemadesnookdoit.

never be in a room with @bluefinstufio's again :D

HAPPY Birthday!!! I'm so happy to have met you and honored to call you my Great Friend!!



Dang ... it's about time.



Happy Birthday @shadowspub , honestly you are so lucky you didn't have to hear my terrible rendition of the entire song - it was truly #BadKaraoke and I was trying to read the lyrics of A4 sheets of paper - and got confused half way through. I sent the whole video to @snook as well, she probably spent a whole week just laughing at me.

Really awesome to see so many people contributing to this - have a very Happy and very Restful birthday 🎂

#thealliance #witness


Your segment was my favorite one. I watch it over and over. Your look of total confusion and befuddlement is priceless!!


your video was GREAT @c0ff33a!!! :D made the whole video!!

That is simply one of the coolest things I've seen on Steemit.

It actually brought tears to my eyes, what a glorious tribute and celebration.

Thank you. All of you.


It was glorious, wasn't it!!

this is yayyyyyyyyyyyyyy... we missed you today on pypt

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Those bonds foster a sense of togetherness... you're never really alone.

Shadows, you understand community so well. You embody it. Thank you for being you, and happy birthday! I know it's not for another couple days, but I believe in celebrating for at least a week.

@snook, you did an amazing job of putting this together. I love the individual touches from each person. Laughed so hard at the unicorns and flames. 😂😂😂

Gotta get sentimental for a minute... What a family I've found here! Y'all are amazing. There are people here who get me, who care about the things I write and share, who've made me laugh and cry reading posts and interacting on discord... and the threads we weave together keep getting stronger.

This is something special. I am so grateful to be part of it. The friendships I've found—the camaraderie is life-changing. I was just telling @trucklife-family how much stronger I am because of the sense of community I've found here. So grateful y'all are in my life! 💖💖💖


Thank you so much @katrina-ariel!! means a lot to me!

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Happy Birthday!!!! What a great video!!! Ya'll did such a great job! I'm sorry I couldn't participate!!

Happy Birthday my friend 🎂🎈🎁🤗❤️
I'm so grateful to have gotten to know you and I admire you more than you know.
Such a wonderful person and full of energy and humor. You have this way of making people calm and comfortable in your show 😊 I'm one of them... You have a gift.
In case you didn't know.... You are AMAZING!!
Thank you for all you do and for being who you are. Much love to you ❤️🤗❤️
btw... That bonding is truly REAL and community and coming together... You know that so well it's my favorite thing about this family. The unconditional support and love!

@snook the video turned out really good and I love that song so much and to se all your faces.
Just sorry my voice failed me. LOL
I've already seen it twice.. Lol


Thank you beautiful Lady!!! I'm so happy people are liking it!!

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Happy birthday. You are doing a wonderful work for the community!

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Happy birthday dear @shadowspub. You have meant a great deal to many of us here on the STEEM platform. Confidant, advisor, friend, role model, and always a straight shooter ! I am glad that I could be a small part of the above video honoring your hard work and devotion to your fellows.

I do not believe anyone can think of you without thinking of one who gives so much to others. Whether it is helping with charities or sharing a word of encouragement, your tag line: It's all about community is indicative of what the @steemitramble means to our community.

Once again I wish you a happy birthday young lady. Many thanks to @snook and the gang for making this wonderful video to show you how much we care for and treasure you!


I'm just very happy you liked it!!!

Anyone who thinks real relationships can't be developed online has never experienced the very real connections that are made in our Steem communities...

Amen. That's the magic that brings us together and keeps us together.

Love this, Shadows! :-) It is indeed a tremendous gift. :-)


I heard doggies barking, that's amazing, yeah all over the globe and coming together
is a beautiful thing

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Happy Birthday @shadowspub! :-D Thanks for all you do for the community and the Fam, much appreciated! And to think... @snook got snooked... the icing on the cake! As an aside, if you hear a rooster crowing in the video, that is my attempt at signing. TG it was buried deeeeepppp! Hahaha.


And to think... @snook got snooked...


Happy birthday Shadow, glad we got to be a part of an epic milestone once again :)

hehehehe this is great!!! it came out so nicely! :)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY @SHADOWSPUB! 60 more to go??? :)

So happy and blessed to have met you - you changed it all for me!
Sending so much emotion - figure out what emotion it is for you hahahahahaha

Amazing! Happy Birthday.

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I have a photo that would have been right at home in the first part. I'm pretty sure that you are in it, @shadowspub. It's from a Remembrance Day ceremony at the Cenotaph. I assume you are in it, but it's from the back, so we can't be sure.

We hope you have an absolutely wonderful birthday and thank you for bringing so many people together. You are truly a jewel in the lives of so many people.

This video was so beautiful, I love it!! Happy birthday @shadowspub, hope you're enjoying your weekend and I wish you nothing but happiness and fortune in all your futur endeavours. And Incoming corniness, STEEM-ON!! :)

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Happy Birthday!
Love you!!!!

Fabulous video! I recorded some audio for this, but forgot to send it to @snook, who did a marvelous job of piecing it all together! Such a great video, and just remember that we all love you @shadowspub 💚

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Happy birthday shadowspub! 💕🛍👑👢💎

Happy birthday