A couple of weeks back, I asked: “What we are paying attention to?”
I wanted to take the opportunity to share 2 YouTube creators who are modeling what I would like to see more of in the world.
Interestingly, these models are coming from the gamer community.
Model 1 – Shirley Curry – the 83-year-old grandmother who has cultivated a 700,000+ and growing following of gamers through her playthroughs of Skyrim.
She has become “Grandma” to a large population of people looking for an elder. Supportive when needed. No-nonsense when required. I love how she navigates her community.
The respect with which the community treats her is quite something. She’s tapped a need within the community for belonging, respect, grandmotherly storytelling, and guidance.
Pick any video and read the comments.
The respect and love her community shows her gives me faith that humanity isn’t as bad as it sometimes appears.
Model 2 – Dan and Carrie Floyd + Dan Jones at PlayFrame. Game industry insiders playing games together and providing insightful design commentary.
It’s not just the commentary that keeps me watching this channel, or the game choice; it’s how much they respect each other and enjoy playing together.
I’ve learned a lot about how to model stick-to-it-ive-ness, particularly in all of the Dark Souls walkthroughs.
I never thought I would find myself enjoying watching video game playthroughs.
Who provides excellent models of community and community-building in your world?