Basically RoCur is where there’s an account (often on twitter) where people take a week at a time to run it and share their experiences and tweet on the subject. Most of these relate to places – like with Oxford Is Yours I’ve been tweeting about where I’ve been and what I’ve done – but some relate to hobbies or jobs or organisations or anything else.
I’ve been enjoying it and have learned about a place in Oxford I’m going to visit soon I didn’t know about. I’ve also met a couple of new tweeters who I’ll follow from my own account when the week is over. And possibly have a couple of other places and events in mind I’d like to go to the logistics of which may prove tricky as they aren’t in places I can get to easy. That’s basically the point of rocur – to share tips, tricks, and experiences and recommend places and venues. The person who runs OxfordIsYours said to me last weekend she was looking forward to reading a week in my life and that’s basically what it is.
Admittedly days like today when I’m close to home and not doing very much it feels like a struggle to have anything relevant to the account to tweet. But on the whole it’s been an interesting and fun experience and I’m glad I’ve done it.
I’d really like to have a go at curating People of UK for a week. But what I’d really really like is for their to be a disability rocur.
And as far as I can tell there isn’t one.
I’m thinking about setting one up. I know of one other person who is interested in taking part. But I think we need more than that to set it up.
So I need help to do that. I need to know if people are interested in that. And if so
I need people to be curators.
I need people to signal boost this message
And I need people to read and comment and tweet and just generally try to use this as a way to make our already pretty awesome disabilty community online better and more of a community.
I was asked on twitter what definiton of disability I would apply and I’m going to go relatively wide and say you simply have to self identify as disabled. I am however going to specify that this is not at present open to carers because I want it to be a space where disabled people can share and speak for themselves.
Once I know that there’s some life in this idea and people are interested I will write up some more guidelines with specifics but basically it doesn’t just have to be about the disability side of being a disabled person.
Let me know in comments if you are interested or tweet me @FunkyFairy22