I got tired of seeing all the stupid things people were doing for this NekNomination craze and I just don’t understand the allure of this pastime.
Granted, I am a non-drinker but still, some of the things these people were coming up with was just insane!
I am, however, intrigued by the idea of publicly nominating two of your immediate circle of friends to do something which they are then – in theory – accountable for. I was sure this could be used for something more positive than the two tragic deaths which occurred as a result of people taking part in this NEKNomination stuff.
Don’t get me wrong, I have no problem with people having a few drinks, I don’t even have a problem with people getting drunk – I’ve had many great nights out with people who were well on their way… I don’t even think that the NEKNomination craze is responsible for the issues we’ve had with the deaths and injuries – I think we have a bigger, deeper problem with our attitude to alcohol in this country, but that’s another post.
When I thought about doing something more socially aware using the same social accountability structure I thought the name Donate Draft would be good. You do something nice for someone and then Draft in two of your friends to do the same. When I was outlining this to others, the donate part of the name seemed to imply more of a monetary element rather than just doing something nice.
I saw the video from the South African Brent Lindeque and thought the Random Act of Kindness Nomination would be a better fit for a name – shortened to RAKNomination, hence the site was born – http://raknomination.com
If you are interested in helping out in any way shape or form, please drop me a line and possibly share the site around to your network.