One of the things that I (James) love about LetsVidya is that its whole purpose is to bring people together. While we may not want to admit it, a community of people who get us is something that we all desire. For some of us, we want to have lots of people make up our community, others of us are ok having just a few. Regardless of how many people you want in your circle, we all want a circle.
Over the years I have learned that being a part of a community where my voice does not matter is extremely frustrating. In our lives, we have all had those “friends” who had to have it their way ALL THE TIME. Who cares if I want Mexican for lunch because they want Sushi that is where we are headed. I intentionally used quotes around friends, because those “friendships” don’t seem to last long. In my experiences, it was only a matter of time before I told Sushi guy/gal that they would be eating lunch alone. I want to be connected to people who value my ideas and what I have to say. Connecting with those kinds of people makes me feel like I an contributing to what is going on as opposed to always being along for the ride.
One of the things that we want you to know, is that your voice matters to us. As you use the LetsVidya platform to connect with friends and family, your voice matters. We will never be the friend who always has things our way, we want to hear from you. Not only do we want to hear from you, but we also need you to help us chart the course for where the platform goes from here.
The framework has been established, LetsVidya will always provide social experiences for friends and family to participate in using a virtual medium. What we need your help with is answer the following questions:
- Are we providing the right experiences? The experience that we can offer seems endless, if it can be done in a physical location we believe that we can host it on the LetsVidya platform. But, just because we can host it does not mean that we should. We are committed to constantly evaluating the experiences we are offering to ensure that we are meeting the needs of the people who are using LetsVidya. Part of that evaluation process will always be asking you, the user, what you think.
- What experiences do you want to see added? Prior to the launch of LetsVidya we took a social media poll where we asked what types of experiences people would pay to attend online. It was out of that top five that we chose the experiences that we would launch the platform with (Cooking, Escape Rooms, Murder Mysteries, Pub Trivia, and Fitness Classes). But, we know that these 5 experience types will only get us so far, so we have already started talking to people about what is next. In fact, based on the recommendation of a LetsVidya we reached out to a craft mixologist and have asked them to consider hosting an experience. Will it work? We don’t know, but we are willing to try it. As time goes on we will streamline the process for adding experiences, but we promise that your voice will always be part of the deciding factor of what we add.
Just like I was never a fan of the “friends” who always had to have it their way, I was also never a fan of the friend groups that always did the same thing over and over again. I am a person that needs variety in my life. In fact, my wife will tell you that my least favorite thing to eat for lunch is leftovers from the night before. I mean..didn’t I just eat this?
We believe the same has to be true about the LetsVidya platform. Without an ever-growing variety of experiences, the platform will become dull for you the user. It does not matter how much fun you had doing a murder mystery, once you know who the killer is, you can’t do that experience again. Next time you will want to do a different game or have a different experience altogether.
So, if you will commit to helping us answer the question listed above, we will commit to listening and growing the type and number of experiences that we are offering. We want this success of this community to be something everyone can celebrate, and that means figuring it out together.