neatured = neat + featured
Hey all, time for this month's neatured things!
Quick recap on "neatured". We flair certain threads with a "neat" flair. Generally they are random threads we consider in the spirit of the sub or just darn neat. We think there are some neat subs out there too.
Let's check them out...
We are /r/BrokeHobbies. Here is the description for our sub: "This is a forum for hobbyists who are either unable or unwilling to sink massive amounts of money into their hobby. It's OK to just enjoy things without being elitist about it. All hobbies welcome!"
I founded this subreddit to serve as a hub for hobbyists of Reddit who are tired of the elitism and gatekeeping on many hobby subreddits. We already have a wide variety of posts from a variety of hobbies, and there are some seriously talented people in our community! If you don't have a lot of money to sink into an expensive hobby, or if you are a beginner/amateur at what you do but still want to share something you are proud of, please join our community! All hobbies are welcome in our supportive and positive community!
It's been a good year for r/CasualConversation (CC), we recently passed 500k subscribers wow! Now it's a new year and we are due for another chat about the subreddit, our ideas and its future.
2018 has been a pretty good year for the sub. We've been growing at a fairly decent rate with just enough activity. Seems like things have hit a pretty solid equilibrium. We did add a few small things throughout the year.
For our milestones
tl;dr We got more traffic, doing a new bounty and celebrated some things.
Some things we did
tl;dr We added some new flairs, updated some designs, added blob and mods.
tl;dr Come on we all know this is just a plug to get more people in our chats.
We have been neglecting a few areas of the sub and well, there's no excuse to that, we are just being lazy. We will attempt to be less lazy and work on these (if we haven't already) and try to improve or bring in more mods to help.
tl;dr The serious sub is better.
Neatured & Community Conversation
tl;dr We will work on making these threads happen more often.
Subreddits of interest list on the sidebar
tl;dr The sub list on the sidebar will be updated.
We like to ask the community about the sub and our moderation. We try to focus on making you happy (or most of you). Help us help you by answering some questions!
tl;dr We asked you questions, feel free to answer all or as many as you like.
You made did it through to the bottom of the post yay!
last years fireside: https://redd.it/7rabco
I asked him if it worked. He said, "Maybe - I'm not sure. The other kids made fun of my socks AND my hair, but maybe they made fun of Albert Einstein's socks and hair, too. So that's okay."
I am so terrified and so excited. I was such a mess for so long. I had my daughter at 19. Pregnant again at 22. Married the guy. He was a nightmare. But i tried to stick it out. Finally left him and moved on with life.
Made it through college and started teaching 11 years ago. Got married again. And back in November he left. Now here I am - alone with my two kids and four pets. Struggling hard as hell to make ends meet. But I found an online masters program that would result in me making an extra 10k a year.
AND I JUST GOT IN.
It’s gonna be a shitty, hungry, and exhausting two years, but I am so looking forward to eventually being able to breathe.
That’s all. The kids and my parents are asleep so I can’t tell them. So I’m telling internet strangers instead.
We were really great friends back in highschool. We met playing RuneScape back in 2008-9. We fell out of touch for a while. My roommate decided we should play the game again, so I decided to log on and he was online! I was so excited that I jumped out of my computer chair! We decided to meet in person finally and what a great idea it was! 7 hours of flights and two planes later, it was totally worth the hassle to get over here.
Life is crazy! :)
It was a tough day. A good day though as my relationship was a broken one with my now exwife. But that simple act of kindness helped me smile and be grateful for even the small things.
Edit: Thank you for the gold my friend. I dedicate it to human kindness. There have been times in my life where I haven't been so kind. Both to myself and to my exwife. (As you can read about if you follow the comments.) Although I am embarrassed by my previous indiscretions, unkindness, my past doesn't have to define my future. I'm excited for a new day and the opportunity to help my boys learn from my mistakes. Thank you everyone for your kind words and well wishes.
I just spent the better part of the last hour flipping through my comment history and laughing at all the jokes and topics I've been part of on Reddit since I've joined. A supreme waste of time to be sure, but I absolutely could not pull myself away from it.
Here's to hoping that I'll see this one again some day too.