I have been thinking a bit about the future of the website. I think I have found most information about mixed gender and female Freemasonry around the world. I have made short overviews per country, a Google map for navigation, I say a bit about suggested reading and I post a little news every now and then. The world is too big to try to keep up with news. Besides, chanels like Facebook are much easier ways to share news. I can write a little article every now and then, but that (of course) requires that I come up with something to write about.
So I was thinking. In order to make the website a bit more of a place for (potential) co- and female Freemasons *and* a counter balance to the many website about regular Freemasonry, would it be an idea if I posted people’s stories about how and why they joined a mixed or female lodge, experiences since or other short texts that could give information to (potential) brothers and sisters, inspire people to find their own lodge, etc.
What do you think of this idea? Would you submit such a story?
I just found out that Lithos, Confederation of lodges, has lodges outside Belgium. I updated the pages about Switzerland and Germany.
In August 2014 I started with this website. The choice for a free WordPress.com was deliberate. I wanted to see if the built-in interactivity of WordPress would be helpfull to attract visitors. This did not really prove to be true, but I do at least have to “followers”.
I did not want to make a “blog” with articles on current events. I wanted to make a website that is informative for members and especially for potential members. This somewhat static approach does make that people who no longer visit websites, but rather just consume news items on Facebook or whereever, might not find this website. (more…)
What do you think about this? A map of the world. When you click on it you will go to Google Maps where you can zoon, scroll and click on the links to come back here.
The ‘country pages’ (also see navigation on top) are work in progress. I now only added all Le Droit Humain countries. There may be more orders active, but that will be a project for some time in the future.
As you can see in the navigation on top, I have been working on new and more structured information. Instead of a long list with orders per country, I started making pages for different countries. Sometimes the information is minimal, sometimes there is more. Also I made tabs for printed information, online information and my little story about the different Rites became too long to be just part of another piece of text. I also made some sort of website intro and I wanted to draw extra attention to ‘virtual meeting places’ so I made a tab “discuss“.
This website has staggering lists of Masonic bodies in countries such as Brasil, Peru and Venezuela, but could somebody who speaks Spanish let me know which of them are mixed or women-only?
Thanks in advance.