New Project: DiscDog.Live

I’ve been working on a couple of projects over the last week while tightening up the website for the App Release – the Pawsitive Vybe App is available to me to get started on Sunday the 28th of February. I’ve been tying up loose ends, setting up accounts and development tools, scrubbing away on the site to try to make it all clean and shiny… It’s going well.

This is what your groups page looks like if you’re logged into PVybe.com. The first two groups are the new projects: Tweet Train and DiscDog.Live.

Cups of Joe get Disc Quan Do and Vice Directors still can get all current classes by logging in… Sunday is the last day that Vice Directors have to be grandfathered in to all of our classes. This will be moved up to Bus Buddy in the very near future… Become a Patron and Get Access today!

I’m planning the release of these projects to coincide with the Official Pawsitive Vybe App launch on April 1. I’d like to use them to build some critical mass for the app and to set up a couple of non-class, non-PVybe groups over there as examples of ‘independent’ community. All of our Patrons are welcome to join the group and participate in either of the projects. 

Sample Livestream Coverage by DiscDog.Live

The DiscDog.Live Concept

The idea behind DiscDog.Live is pretty simple: find, cover, and discuss disc dog livestreams whether they be jams, training sessions, competitions, or lifestyle pieces and foster a community of jammers and fans who want to watch the nitty gritty, live-action, real stuff rather than the prepackaged and highly produced videos that treat a jam like it’s a selfie – “does this jam make my ego look good? – Maybe I’ll not share it and reshoot it with the flow filter setting turned on…There is something cool about doing things live. I was doing them pretty frequently back in 2017 and 2018. They were super fun. Just jam sessions… I’ll be reviewing them and covering them in this project, for sure.

Living the Jam and Live Jamming

Living the Jam and Live Jamming have become tough criteria to hit. We’re all so locked down, it’s a real bummer for the spirit of the Jam. Sure we’ve got FB, but our attention is all fractured over there – you catch an invitation to an important political argument while watching a livestream… what do you do? Or you finish watching the video and have some thoughts and ideas, but what do you write?”Cool!” with some emoticon kabuki, most likely. ;-)Putting some focus and attention on live jams and what actually happened like (in this Ricky Jones piece) in them and providing a place to talk and read/watch about that stuff without your stream blinking at you at the speed of meme might be just the right medicine for today’s madness. I can see livestreaming with a bit of thoughtful focus and community building and some novel competitive livestreamed events could be a great way to try to live the Jam and get some live jamming in for many of us having mental health issues given the modern day hermitude of jam.

LiveStreamed Online Contests for Fame, Fortune, & Fun

DiscDog.Live intends to run some livestream contests with cash purses and epic special prizes. 50/50 payout – 50% of the take goes to prizes the rest to running the event and the judges time.With scheduled livestream times for fans (and the highly organized) and a 4 day window to submit your round on your own time and schedule, we should be able to create a nice buzz and actually attract some fans and, hopefully, some thoughtful content coverage. But more importantly those of us tuned to competitions will be on the spot, completely, when that red record button goes on – “Da WHOLE World is Watching…” and cash & prizes are on the line. In addition to actual disc dog freestyle contests, we plan on running some livestream games with sweet prizes, and some training features that might be closer to a live dog training film festival than a live disc dog contest.

LiveStreaming? Let Us Know!

My coverage for DiscDog.Live will take place in the DiscDog.Live group on our website and in the PVybe App. I’m tuning into disc dog livestreams. Watched a couple over the last couple days – both were training sessions unattached to disc, and both were super cool. Writing up Ricky’s piece was great, and I would have written up balto’s, but I could’t find the livestream replay… make sure you save the replay!

Stay tuned… Crazy Stuff Happening SOON!

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