I guess the total craze of today's world finally
caught up with me this week. I went on a bit of
anger fuelled political rampage that is still
burning strongly in my heart.
I was feeling very vulnerable by the subtle abuse
of human rights in the name of fighting Covid-19 in
Slovakia, by the madness that is happening in Poland
and Belarus, the total disregard of women's and LGBT+
rights and absolute laugh in the face of democracy.
Not a good week...
there is always something worth smiling for.
This is the silliest thing I am a part of. Yet, we
are probably making a Guinness world record. As many
of us, thanks to the pandemic, I have started spending
a lot more time on internet and got quite hooked on
YouTube. I find it hard to watch normal TV or Netflix
most of the time as I struggle to find something that
I would like to watch that wouldn't be too long.
I have discovered lot of creators on YouTube during
this past few months that I really enjoy watching, and
I also became part of the communities around those
The most significant, or the community I am most
involved in, is around one Joel Berghult who runs a
music-centred channel RoomieOfficial.
It all started on 1st September with Joel's tweet
"Wheptember", followed by a "Whep", then "Whep 2",
and "Whep 3"...we are on Whep 21,999 as of the moment
of writing this post, waiting for Joel to do the
We have created a Twitter chain with 22K whep messages.
Yes, we are insane.
We, a group of 50 odd people across all time zones
and continents, have also created the most wholesome
place on internet. It's a pick me up place where
there's always someone to give you a virtual hug or
wish you the best day.
I don't care if it's silly. I love it.
3 thoughts on “WHEP! #weeklysmile 2”
There is something wrong with a week when a Cat 4 hurricane slamming Latin America doesn’t make the news…. I have been hitting YouTube harder than usual for the last few months. Some geeky science stuff, a lot of music gear stuff (I play keyboards) and some known artists being totally silly during lock down. I took a look at Joel’s YouTube channel – looks fun. Did look at tweets, so didn’t see what all the “Whep” is about, but if it keep you entertained 😉
Intrigued – will check out this YouTube community. Sounds like you had some crazy fun 😊