Do you ever find yourself sitting with either a friend, relative or whoever else having a strong debate about an issue which is very important to you? Throwing out the facts, figures, your opinion and what you think should change.
For me, this happens all too often. I’ve got into a habit now of writing the issue down if I find myself ranting to someone else about it. Perhaps I said something that made sense and I thought could be quite persuasive, or maybe it’s an issue that’s never really occurred to me before so I want to go and research it.
Although finding yourself in these situations is often good exercise, sometimes I can’t help but think that I’m wasting my time a bit. I mean what am I going to get from going on about something to someone who agrees with me? This is one reason why I enjoy writing my blog or putting comments on social media. For some subjects it gets it off my chest and helps me progress, maybe there’s something I can do to help make some change.
Anyway, there’s something new on the block. Maybe you don’t have a blog but feel as though you get your message and impact across better in person. Sometimes I feel like that, however a new YouTube channel has come about so you can do just that. Rants for Change! The channel is dedicated to inspiring people to put their face to the camera to encourage visionary thinking. It was set up by Emma Websdale and you can find out more by clicking on the links below.
I believe it’s a brilliant idea and so far it’s had a successful start. Already it’s got a fantastic portfolio of rants on the channel about a range of issues from a range of people. For example, videos about those rather annoying people who hang dog poo bags on branches to some about plastic bags and the 5 pence charge. They’re well worth watching and sharing. I’ve even done one! Mine is about something that annoys me quite a lot, which is the media’s reporting of environmental issues. Issues that are so important that they’re arguably headline worthy! An example of what I go on about is the ‘eco-apocalypse’ that’s taking place in Indonesia. Something that’s being described as a crime against humanity and nature yet the media are nowhere to be seen.
Please do take a look at the selection of videos and if you would like to get involved and maybe submit a two minute rant for change then do check out their Twitter account too.
Twitter – @RantsforChange