Welcome to Focus On Happiness!
We are thrilled to have you here.
Here’s a quick introduction to all the great things you’ll get as a member. You may find things different than other social media sites, but with a little exploration, the results here will far exceed large scale social media websites.
What You’ll Get Here
As a member of Focus On Happiness, we want you to get immediate value from being here. That’s why we are aiming to offer these five simple things to everyone who joins:
Experience exclusive pictures, content and conversations you can’t find anywhere else.
Meet people like you. People who share your interests and who may live near you, who do the same things, or who care about the same topics as you.
Make better, more well-informed decisions about the things which are most important to you in your life.
Swap pictures stories and experiences (not necessarily advice) around our shared purpose. Use this platform to share and receive support and encouragement on life’s journey.
Find a little inspiration, through creative tasks, thought-provoking conversations, and different perspectives each day.
3 Things to Do First
Introduce Yourself. If you haven’t already, make sure you add a profile photo and explore the community. It should take you less than a minute, and you’ll immediately start to see more people like you in your timeline.
Post One Thing You’re Excited About Right Now. Sharing your first picture or post is easy. Just write the one thing you’re most excited about right now, or share what you are experiencing with a picture.
Explore. It might take you a minute to find your way around Focus On Your Happiness, but you will soon see it has the same features as all other social media platforms. You can also use the search bar at the top to find great posts and content shared by the people who are already here.
The Fine Print
We are doing something a bit different here. We need everyone’s help to keep this community as supportive, authentic, and safe as possible for all members.
This means a few rules of the road:
This is a different type of photography group – This group is dedicated to improving people’s happiness and wellbeing through their photography. It is not a photography competition or a place to pass judgement on peoples work or pictures.
Be kind, courteous and respect people’s opinion – This is strictly a welcoming group. Let’s treat everyone with respect. Healthy debates are natural, but kindness is required always. Everyone is different and has lived different lives, so remember it’s not possible for us all to see things the same way.
No promotion or spam – Self-promotion, spam, irrelevant links, promoting or tagging others in relation to business or fundraising activities are not allowed. The sole promoter allowed in this group are the hosts.
No hate speech or bullying – Make sure that everyone feels safe. Bullying of any kind isn’t allowed, and degrading comments about things such as race, religion, politics, culture, sexual orientation, gender or identity will not be tolerated.
Please check the negativity at the door –There is enough negativity in the world and plenty of other groups where moaning and complaining is excepted. This is not the place for this type of behaviour.
Mutual trust – We are all in this together to create a welcoming environment. That means mutual trust. Authentic, expressive discussions can make groups great, but may also be sensitive or private, so be mindful towards what people share here.
Positivity & Support – This group was created for people who are interested in taking pictures and want to be positive thinkers. It is an ideal location for people who want to expand their minds and learn how to improve the health of their mind and body using photography.
Share Stories and Experiences, Not Advice – Nothing builds a beautiful conversation faster than sharing your pictures, stories and experiences, and nothing shuts one down faster than just posting advice. If you’ve written the words -you should -you must -you have to, then please think before you post.
Troll elsewhere – There are plenty of places you can spend your time today where trolling is going to get you more attention. This is not the place. Make sure everyone feels safe. Trolling or bullying of any kind is not allowed and degrading comments are not permitted in any way.
Admins and moderators have final say – Admins and moderators are trying their best to keep this group supportive and inviting for every member. They may need to remove posts or comments along the way. This is always with the groups best interest at heart. If you see something that is breaking the rules then let us know. That’s what we are here for.
We can only be involved here – We can only be involved with what happens here in the community. What people do outside of here is their own business and not up to us to judge.