This may sound a little bit idealistic, but when I go to my blog, my Facebook page, my Twitter account, I talk to different people from all over the world, and you see how it’s easy to establish a dialogue. Paulo Coelho
Think about what people are doing on Facebook today. They’re keeping up with their friends and family, but they’re also building an image and identity for themselves, which in a sense is their brand. They’re connecting with the audience that they want to connect to. It’s almost a disadvantage if you’re not on it now. Mark Zuckerberg
Beat The Man by joining hands and minds with like-minded RUDIES!! Karen Ellis / RUDE Girl
RUDE Girl [reuser of unloved discarded excess] is a die-hard Facebook fan. I love Facebook and I love my FFF’s or frugal Facebook ‘friends’. I rarely use Facebook to keep in touch with family. In fact I prefer not to have family following me.
What is truly awesome for me about Facebook is that RUDE can build an image and identity for ourselves and more importantly by ourselves. We are not paying a middle man to create this for us. We have the ability, to be able to create what in a sense, is our brand. When you are volunteering your time and effort on-line, the no cost of Facebook, is the icing on the cake that helps us to spread the RUDE philosophy.
RUDE strives to promote our ‘brand’ as a priority, and Facebook gives us the opportunity to spread the word about living a frugal life that incorporates reuse and repair. We believe our volunteer on-line and community ‘brand’ is unique, and worth shouting out about. We do this most days on Facebook @ruderepair, and weekly on this blog.
This week RUDE were humbled that its philosophy was openly recognised by a Facebook friend. She was introduced to Facebook via a group that I administrate, and from there found out about RUDE. She has now created her first Facebook group titled Friends who like Rude Record here.
Over the past couple of years she had been inspired by what RUDE promotes, and is incorporating more reuse and repair into her daily life, as a result of following Rude Record on Facebook @ruderepair. She has definitely been beating The Man, as she builds a new home, and furnishes it totally with pre-loved pieces, and her own handcrafts. Her husband has been helping her to re-vamp these pieces, and to make them their own.
This is what she wrote as follows:
For all the Friends Who Like Rude Record, I need to stress that Rude Record is not a site with cheeky pictures of naked ladies. RUDE is:
Reuse Unloved Discarded Excess
Rude Record is a blog full of useful and inspirational ideas of how to share a lifestyle of frugal living and the Eco Warrior lifestyle. Friends Who Like Rude Record is for the benefit of the fans of Eco Warriors Karen and Danny Ellis, better known as RUDE Girl Karen and and RUDE Boy Danny from RUDE Record.
RUDE Girl Karen is the administrator of their blog RUDE Record. Karen jumped off the “working for the man” treadmill a few years back. RUDE Boy and Girl combine their shared abilities to immerse themselves in their passion for rescuing and reusing stuff dumped at the point of landfill. At the moment RUDE Boy Danny continues six weeks on and six weeks off “Working for the Man”. However, this will soon change.
These two radical Eco Warriors are passionate recyclers who maintain a very thrifty and modest lifestyle by making do, restoring, mending and more often than not choose not to buy new products. RUDE Girl and Boy have a frugal philosophy which they describe as Scavenger Style. It is a political statement against textile waste, a throw away society and planned obsolescence.
Friends Who Like Rude Record have the opportunity to share their own ideas here, to spread the word about the alternatives for our consumer society. This site is for all the Friends to post ideas, information about secret places where free or dirt cheap stuff is languishing away instead of being usefully recycled. Finally, it is to share your own ideas that highlight and help to share the knowledge of how to live a rich lifestyle without being a thoughtless consumer.
I invite all Friends to join hands and enrich your lives from the knowledge base that is Rude Record.