I’ve been in talks with the person who started the ASMR group on Facebook, Envelope, and first off – I didn’t think I would harp on about this, but why not? I was asked to become an officer or more accurately, an Outreach Agent within the group, which I accepted.
My responsibilities will become clearer over time, but basically I’ll keep doing what I’m doing here on the blog, and be more active in the group, particularly helping people from Africa, or South Africa, seeing as that it my area, answering e-mails and that sort of thing and just continuing to be part of the overall community. There are also Outreach Agents so far in Europe and the Eastern United States.
We still need some for other areas (Asia, Australia, South America, etc) , so if you run a blog or website, or even have a forum or something, then talk to Envelope, or you can talk to me and I’ll relay it to her. I imagine the goal in the end will be to have representatives in every continent, and then eventually every country in the world. It could happen - you never know.
The group is expanding though, with more people coming together to help out on a collaborative effort, which will soon see a website start up, and even though it wouldn’t be the first, this will be the central ASMR site on the internet when it’s up. Up until now over the past few years it’s been pretty divided, and the aim is to have a network like many other websites do, with websites with the same sort of subject linking to one another, which will benefit most of us in the long run.
Other than that, there’s this blog, UNF or The Unnamed Feeling, which is continuing to grow as well if I may say so myself with new features being added every now and again (I’m currently thinking of adding a glossary of terms used on the blog and on the net, as well as modifying the layout with Blogger’s new Template Designer which came out of beta, or Blogger in Draft, recently). There’s also the ASMR group, the Society of Sensationalists, headed up by Ryan, who is also the Public Relations officer for the ASMR group. These are likely the main places on the web dedicated to this phenomenon that I know of. Of course if you start a website or blog, you need only leave a comment or send me an e-mail, or contact me on Facebook, and I will gladly link to it.
There are other websites and forums that deal with ASMR or AIE (we really need to settle on a name :), like steadyhealth.com forums, but whether or not some of them are still active is another matter. There is aiho.org, which was started back a couple of years ago, but didn’t seem to take off in the end – it seems to have been taken offline. You can of course check the hotspots link on the sidebar which will lead you to a page where you can visit places which deal with the subject.
So, this was just an update on how things are faring as far as the community goes. Everyone’s excited because we’re growing, and I don’t even know how long people have been experiencing these sensations, but we’re starting to come together. We’re not alone anymore.