I welcome you. We already entered the third year how I started this CROWN (Croatian World Net) network out of desperation, not an inspiration. You who read it and act upon it are the value of this network. My function is to keep it going and not allow to discuss old rhetoric over and over. Not preach to the choir but to the audience.
It is a NONCONFORMIST type of communication, because I think that poetry and music and news and history and politics and many more are part of our daily life. We who are outside of Croatia, and the list is 99% of such, have a common interest and many of us have similar experiences in our out-of-country living. So, we are the focus of this global group. On the list there are Hollywood producers and Harvard students, Sydney's entrepreneurs and New York musicians, New Mexico poets and Italian businesswomen. The range is wide and beautiful. Friends from Sweden and Japan. Doctors from Zagreb and Norway.
We are all over the globe and willing to help "our beautiful" as well as ourselves. Coordination, exchange of ideas, tolerance and allowing others to be who they are...Small minds talk about other people, average about events and great ones about ideas.
I witnessed many new friendships, employment, published letters in the major world publications, even a real estate deals. These were all done in volunteers manner and I intend it to stay that way till we are able to employ few editors. People distinguish themselves with their inner ability, whether that is their intention or not. I see quality and that makes me very hopeful. Our intentions can be accomplished in a short period of time. As of now I do not advertise and the number of recipients are in thousands. I want quality. Period. When the webpage will be functioning, then we can spread the word. I get daily up to 400 of your emails and on an average day I forward 2-3. If we had a webpage it could be done in the way that you will receive once a week all the titles with the link and you will pick the subject you are interested in. Most of the ideas fell apart when people started to discuss among themselves old themes that are not resolved within us. My idea is to deal with them on the paper and post them for the audience, but all the FOCUS is FUTURE.
It's a tough job, believe me, to stay to the center. It is very easy to go left and right, but to stay on the course is difficult. We entered the third year of our not so small community that spreads to all the continents. I hope to find financing to put this idea on the webpage so it will stay permanently for everybody who wants to know about us to hear it FROM us. Not from the third party as it was for the last 13 centuries. I also want to make such a webpage self-sustained.
Few rules. No, curse words. Civilized behavior. Otherwise you disqualify yourself in posting your letter of interest. There is a way to tell the truth and not offend everybody on the way to the victory. Croatian daily domestic politics is not our focus. Letter in the Subject title is either E or H or both which determines the language in the letter. English, Croatian or both.