Memes are great and all, but...
Many people have come to the #smoke-network and have gotten discouraged, I feel for them. Mostly it's about the money they can earn. It's not their fault. Greed tends to rule the world. I think when people come over to smoke they expect it to be a bunch of stoners who have no sense so the #memes we've all known and loved get dropped off here once again to be recycled and stuck forever on the block. It's like an old house that won't crumble. Strong and sturdy. The paint is peeling, and the roof is sagging. It's been there for a lifetime. Sure, the old house has character. The structure is sound, but damn you want it to go up in smoke; not up on #SMOKE! ;)
Education is key!
Here's to a new scenery; give the old eyes a break from the dilapidated MEMES. Encourage our fellow smokers to share a bit of their original content. Now I am not saying I don't share memes, some of them are great and need sharing. But I am thinking to encourage the growth of the smoke-network, we need to come up with more #educational "MEMES." Informational images that show it's not all about the stoner in the corner who is smoking out of a dildo. Yeah, see how ridiculous that would look. Yes, smoke.io is a social media, but I think the purpose of smoke.io was to encourage the world to understand cannabis better. Many of us have created #promotional pieces for smoke.io so if any of you #designers want to join me in sharing some more educational themes, go ahead and create something great! I know you must be tired of seeing the goofy stoner memes, as funny as some can be; there can be more people brought into the #smokecommunity by education than there can be with comedy. Both school and comedy are high, but of course, there is a time for both. JMO
The marijuana community is growing!
The topic of marijuana is trending everywhere you go anymore. That's an excellent thing for smoke.io and every smoker who is already here. It seems we are gathering some traction on the legalization across the world. I am so grateful to be able to witness the beauty of cannabis. I feel it brings people together in a way that none of us has seen until now. The smoke.io community can develop itself into a community of #knowledge, which is what I believe the creators set out to do — giving people a glimpse into the life of a patient, even the lives of the recreational user. We all can educate someone on something when it comes to smoking or ingesting #THC. If you don't smoke and are here, I commend you for learning about the benefits of #marijuana
Create your best post!
There are going to be people who still think it's ok for a meme, and that's great. I love a good meme now and then, but I believe it is time for smokers to show the world there is more to a person that smokes than the traditional "like, wow, man, types!" There comes a time one must ask, why am I here on smoke.io? Am I here to help educate or am I here to make money? Am I here to make new friends? Why are we here? I think this is what it means when we see those words...Create your best post before we start typing words on a screen. I am not saying all of them need to be educational. Sure, let us get to know one another; it is still a social media platform after all.
Don't be afraid; it's "Just a Plant."
I am here to help educate myself as well as others. I am not only here to make money. I wanted to find a community where I could freely be me, without hiding the fact that I enjoy a toke now and then. ;D Sure I am still a bit anonymous, but that's because the state of confusion I live in still wants to stay back in the times of being afraid of a plant....when written out it looks kind of silly — being fearful of a plant that has countless uses.