Thursday, November 3, 2016

A Farewell to Steve Ward - Historian, Digger, Friend

I received some very sad and shocking news late Halloween Eve regarding the passing of my friend Steve Ward. I haven't said a whole lot as it has been a little difficult for me to process. I am not looking for condolences (those should be saved for his family). I simply wish to honor him in my own way, the only way I know how really... and with that I give you the following video and words. The song is one that Steve wished would be played at his funeral (Jimmy Buffett "A Pirate Looks at Forty") so I am honoring that here as well. Rest easy my friend, until I can hold you to that AT Pro challenge you issued me a few days ago.

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xoxo Siren Kimmie (HDIC Girls Rock Metal Detecting)

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Monday, October 31, 2016

Creatures of the Dig! GRMD Halloween Special!

Girls Rock Metal Detecting Creatures of the Dig: StarSiren makes a special appearance on this Halloween Special edition of Girls Rock Metal Detecting. Digging Hurricane Matthew with Kiss, some awesome silver finds and Betty Weber takes the Girls Rock Metal Detecting Find of the Month for September. Also featuring Aggie Hall, Little Digger and Sylvia Kosco and a special thank you to Stephen Aucker, The Man With The Hat for the kind gift. This video is Siren Kimmie approved.

Creatures of the Dig! GRMD Halloween Special!

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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Pinpointing a Problem

In light of the fact that I've been SWAMPED at work (pun intended) with the devastation brought to my town by Hurricane Matthew--For those who are unaware, my county has been named a national disaster area.  So I live in a world of long hours, short weekends, hard to find fuel, water and food shortages, and a threat of even more flooding still on the horizon.  So it is a bit difficult for me to take social media drama seriously.  However, I see people getting offended, name calling, hurt feelings, friends fighting friends, cats and dogs living together...it's anarchy!!! (Yes I stole that from Bill Murray).

Siren Kimmie always tries to see things from all sides (why am I talking about myself in the third person?) Whether it be politics, music taste or any differing point of view for that matter, it's important to keep an open mind.  Having said that, I do think sometimes it can be difficult to see what should be obvious to even the casual observer.  In the world of metal detecting, I've seen major arguments over machine choice, settings, techniques and even relic identification.  But one thing that always baffles me is the argument surrounding an individual's motivation behind metal detecting.  Allow me to state the obvious (something that is clearly being over looked on the pages of Facebook)... Everyone has their own reasons for detecting, none of which are wrong!

THERE IS NO WRONG REASON FOR METAL DETECTING.

I know that might come as a shock, but the thing is, no matter what your reason for detecting, you do it because it brings fulfillment in some way.  Just like playing a sport, or fishing, or painting, or what-have-you...There is no wrong reason for doing any of these things. Some metal detect because they hope they will strike it rich and find a horde of gold or roman artifacts. Others detect because they hope they will become famous by discovering something grand.  I detect because of a deep love of history.  There are some that swing the coil as a means of socializing, or for some the desire for notoriety.  There are even some that wish to make a living out of detecting, whether it be from selling their finds, or getting mega hits on YouTube.

You may not agree with someone else's motivation behind detecting, but that doesn't make it wrong or immoral.  It is simply contrary to your reasons which, funny enough, someone else may not agree with.

There is no metal detecting law that states you can only detect if you plan to be a serious detectorist.  There are no detecting police that are standing by to take away your machine..."I'm sorry, hand that thing over! You're just not serious enough!" (It's a Python skit waiting to happen).

Equally disturbing is this continued need to attack. There is never a time where a conversation about detecting should degenerate into insulting or name calling. Someone's body shape, looks, sex, clothing choice or even personality shouldn't even enter the conversation. If you are put off by any of these things, then just accept the fact that the person isn't someone you wish to associate with, wish them the best, unfollow, unsub, unfriend and move on. The best thing you can do is vote with your feet. It IS a free internet after all...sort of.

Which reminds me, I'm late on my cable bill!

Seriously though, instead of expending energy on why someone is detecting, let's focus on the real enemy:  Those who leave trash all over the place or refuse to fill their holes!

xoxo Siren Kimmie (HDIC Girls Rock Metal Detecting)

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Friday, September 16, 2016

The Deullists - Find of the Day Challenge with The Man In The Hat

Siren Kimmie is challenged to a Metal Detecting duel by Stephen Aucker (The Man With The Hat).  You get to vote on who wins this duel!!!  Be sure to watch both videos and vote in both places (subscribe to vote). 

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 Along with the challenge, the Girls Rockin Find of the Month goes to Sam Waters of White's Water's Detecting, plus a cool submission by Sisters History Detectorists and a lesson in topless female duels.  Metal Detecting, history lessons, and a cool challenge all in one video!  With bonus: Iron Maiden tunes covered by  the one and only The Iron Maidens!

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

One-Year Anniversary Metal Detecting and Pokemon Go!

Girls Rock Metal Detecting celebrates it's one-year anniversary digging and investigating the phenomenon known as Pokemon Go! Does siren Kimmie find a PokeWine stop? Find out here in this Poke-mentary Dig with metal detecting, Pokemon Go, relics, coins, the find of the month winner, Jocelyn Elizabeth and so much more... check it out!
#PokemonGo #Metaldetecting #GirlsRockMetalDetecting #SirenKimmie

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

I'm Not a Joiner

Are we ready for a rant?  Okay, so, I am a member of a whole-lotta Facebook groups, this much is true.  Though some may consider this egregious, I love each and every one one of them.  They are made up of, mostly, like-minded individuals who enjoy metal detecting. While I certainly cannot engage in every single group daily on any grand scale--I depend 100% on my news feed and Facebook notifications to keep me involved.--On each page I post one or two video links a month, a meme, or blog here and there.  I try to participate in special events, such as Stealth Diggers' "Selfie Sunday", Global Detecting Adventures' "Art Tuesday", or if I see something pirate related I'll post it on Dirt Pirates.  But beyond that I'm frequently scrolling, commenting where I can, liking posts I enjoy, and in that way I am differentiating by individual people not the groups themselves.

I mean, isn't that what Facebook is about anyway?  The individual people?

To me, Facebook is a gathering place, much like the city center.  There are a ton of shops, businesses, bars (or pubs if you will) downtown. While I can go inside any one of these establishments, I generally prefer to be outdoors, lounging on some cafe sidewalk chair sipping a glass of wine.  I sit and observe...watch the people go about their business, petting someone's dog as they walk by, complimenting someone's shoes, or just nodding a friendly hello.  Sometimes I'll pop in a place, sing a song, then drop the mic and walk out the door (proverbially speaking of course).

In this analogy, if I'm in your group and I don't always engage--If I simply wish to "walk in and sing my song" and decline a game of pool or darts, are you going to ask me to leave?  Truth of the matter is, maybe your patrons ENJOY my brand of "music" and they're staying a on a bit longer because they like what they hear.  Or maybe my version of Ballroom Blitz filtered out into the street intriguing a few people to stop by.  Or, hell, maybe I'm simply background noise, adding to the over all atmosphere.  Regardless of the role, it is all part of the overall spirit.  

I recognize that groups need to have rules.  No cursing, no porn, it's a family show after all...but demanding that your members comment on posts, and "filtering out" those who participate primarily through links is a bit elitist.  Who are you to say that one or more of your members do not wish to see these posts?  Shouldn't it be up to THEM to either watch or scroll by?  As I've said before, I'm an introvert. So, by nature I am not a "joiner".  I have friends and family who get aggravated on a regular basis because they don't hear from me enough. So maybe you can appreciate that I put my heart into everything I create and am giving a little bit of myself with each new video, blog, meme, or what have you.  This IS my form of participation. So if you're telling me, the introvert, how I should interact within your group, and if you enlist nothing more than individuals who are being threatened with removal if they do not frequently comment--like a bunch of mindless automatons--I'm best left out anyway.  Thing is, 90% of all group members are in at least one other group, so it's safe to surmise they will eventually "hear my band play" somewhere along the line.  In the meantime, I'll just sit out here humming my tune, enjoying my wine and casually conversing with those who feel I have something of value to offer.  Heck, I always preferred the intimacy of  smaller gigs anyhow.

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Do Not Mourn the Darkness


The once dark and comforting night.
Is now but an echo of what shone in the light.
A foggy reminder of past things...
Miscellaneous happenings.

Where there used to be a soothing song,
The quiet gives rise to an eerie calm.
With much room for feelings to recklessly wander,
Imagination roams as thoughts will conjure.

The stars still sparkle, this much is true,
And from way down here it’s quite the view.
Take peace within its utter starkness.
Please do not mourn the darkness.

As nighttime comes to revive and reflect,
It cradles in stillness, it soothes and protects.
So rest now in sweet and dreamless sleep,
And trust your heart to twilight's keep.

xoxo Siren Kimmie (HDIC Girls Rock Metal Detecting)


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Monday, August 15, 2016

Girls Rock Metal Detecting 1st Anniversary Pokemon Dig

Digging, investigating Pokemon Go and Jocelyn Elizabeth earns the Girls Rockin' Find of the Month for July (also with Aggie Hall, Thrills in the Dig and much more!)



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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Music


Music is not just a bunch of notes strung together.
It's not simply rhyming a few words or set patterns.
Music is more than undulating rhythms.  
It is an extension of the soul.
Music is emotion, it is spirituality, and it is healing.
It is a celebration as well as grieving.

Music transcends time and space—a vehicle for the mind, body, and soul.
It goes beyond artistic creativity—something to be experienced.
Music is a living, breathing thing…evocative…provocative.
It is the purest form of expression.
Music is love, hate, forgiveness, submission, lust, strength, anger, power, joy, truth, passion...


Music is the very essence of life.

xoxo Siren Kimmie (HDIC Girls Rock Metal Detecting)


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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Wine is Life

Stress weighs heavy on a tired soul. 
Dragging down. Her shoulders strain against the days tension as if preparing for impact. 

The cork extracts from the bottle with a swift pop before the almost-black liquid gently flows into the glass. 

Her hands cup the bowl, protectively embracing the large vessel as if any moment this joy will be stolen. 

Eagerly the glass is raised to her mouth with a deep, slow breath before drawing the heady substance across her delighted tongue. 

A tingling sensation tempts while the slightly-fruity but dry libation is eagerly swallowed down.  

Pink hues flush her face in response to the burning warmth. The corners of a once frowning mouth begin to pull upward in an involuntary smile.  The kind of smile that seems to be hiding a delicious secret. 

Sighing contentedly she raises the glass to her lips for another deep draw of the intoxicating substance. 

Heat begins to flow down, reaching into her core, then traveling through every inch of her body. 

Shoulders drop in a sweet surrender.  The fight has ended.

Red wine, you win! You know my mind and understand precisely what I need.

xoxo Siren Kimmie (HDIC Girls Rock Metal Detecting)

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The Trials and Tribulations of a Female Detectorist Part 2

Part 2: Are Female Detectorists Sexy? 

If you've made your way through Part 1 of "The Trials and Tribulations of a Female Detectorist," welcome back.  In this section we will delve a bit into sexism and feminism.  (Don't be scared... )


The fact that I have to address this is actually quite sad.  We don't sit around contemplating what the men of metal detecting are wearing and how it reflects on the community as a whole.  I promise you, I have seen shirtless man selfies, too-tight trousers, and questionable poses by many of the guys--yet you don't see relentless chastising and four day threads about how it affects the integrity of the hobby. Not once have I seen a male detectorists skills brought into question because he snapped a selfie with his latest find.  Meanwhile I post a smiling pic with a musket ball or even a quick adoring coffee pose and suddenly I'm a narcissist. 

I touched on this a bit in Part 1, but it bears repeating--pardon the rant.  I am fed up with us ladies having to answer for other people's reactions and behavior.  FED UP!  There is no earthly reason we should have to defend ourselves when we've done nothing to warrant persecution.  I don't care whether a woman is in a T shirt, a tank top, a dress, a bikini... It's her RIGHT to wear whatever she wants without having to be slobbered on or judged.  Regardless of how provocative a women's attire may be, in a free society, there isn't a person dead or living that can dictate what she can and cannot wear.  The only exceptions to this rule would be, say an employer setting aside a dress code policy which one must follow, or a police officer upholding indecent exposure laws if, for instance, I decided to start detecting in a thong and pasties--I'll probably get arrested.  But aside from these types of examples, the rest of the world is pretty much left with nothing but opinion. Opinions that are best unvoiced because, as the old saying goes, "Opinions are like assholes, everybody has one."  

Beyond that, the term "appropriate attire" is subjective. While history would attempt to dictate that it is a women's role to uphold modesty and chastity, it is not our job to be the protectors of virtue!  The idea that women are expected to portray a sense of purity and innocence--the female body should be covered lest it shamefully, wantonly arouse and attract the attention of men thereby granting them permission to leer, touch and take whatever they want--it is a bunch of patriarchal nonsense! Men, you should be equally insulted by the suggestion that you lack any sort of self-control or honor.  When we make a fashion decision, the first thought should not be about our personal safety or whether we are covered enough to avoid giving some dude a woody or being insulted by some chick who has different fashion tastes!  Men, you alone are responsible for your reaction to a woman's body and how you deal with that reaction.  And ladies, you have no right to police what another woman is wearing.  End of.

Having said that, lets get back to the question at hand.  First take a look at what the media says female metal detectorists should look like... 


 


Conversely, do a google search for "Sexy Men Metal Detecting" and take a gander at the results.  It's laughable really.

The powers that be (i.e., advertisers, manufacturers and sales reps alike) depict metal detecting women as airbrushed models who have most likely never wielded a detector in their lives, posing in high heels and bikinis.  This type of marketing is strictly geared towards men the same as sports cars and beer adverts.  The premise is:  Show "hot" women in your advertising and men will believe your product will make them attractive to said women.  Clearly the marketing works however, or they wouldn't continue to use it over...and over... and OVER. Thankfully I know lots of men who do not succumb to this type of pandering so there is hope for the human race after all.



Now, as a woman, if I see an advertisement for a detector like the one pictured here, I promise you I will NOT buy it. If you cannot look at me as a valid consumer of your product and feel the need to alienate and exclude me with your marketing campaign, then clearly I do not need to be your customer. It's quite simple really.  I will vote with my wallet.

Having said all this, as women, we are so inundated with society and media's idea of "sexy' that we really don't know which end is up (no pun intended).  On one hand we are told that we need to look this way to be considered valuable.  On the other hand, if I post pictures of myself in this state of undress I promise the magnitude of slut shaming would be astronomical.  It's a no win situation really.

Where does this leave us ladies? Well, we're kind of stuck into the corner we've been painted.  We live in a world where we are ultimately gauged on our looks and sexuality.  If we are perceived to be pretty, we are valued more highly.  If we fit society's idea of thin, tall, and sexy, we are found "worthy". Women's bodies are used to sell just about every service and product on the planet (including detectors). There is a reason beauty and weight loss are multi-billion dollar industries and over 20 Million women in the US have eating disorders.  There is no room for growing old, or putting on weight, or gaining grey hair and wrinkles.  Yet a woman who celebrates her features is negatively labeled.  It's a catch 22 with the responsibility wrongfully placed right back on our shoulders.  We are criticized if we change our profile picture too frequently, or take too many selfies. Photos of our finds are tainted with the aforementioned commentary of likes based upon gender or because the outline of a breast can be seen behind the detector.  

Unfortunately I do not have a solution to this problem.  I have come to the glaring conclusion that no matter how often I beat my head against a tree arguing these points, it never changes.  All I can do is shine a light on the inequities and hope that it will resonate. Beseech my fellow lady detectorists to encourage one another as opposed to ripping each other apart.  To never tolerate being treated as objects and never accept being attacked or harassed simply for doing our thing. 

So to answer the original question, are female metal detectorists sexy?  Hell yes!  ALL of the women of metal detecting are sexy and AMAZING!!!  Beyond what the media SAYS you SHOULD look like, each and every one is unique, passionate, and fun loving.  That's what makes lady detectorists sexy!  So, don't ever let anyone make you feel less then, or ashamed of who you are.  Celebrate yourself and follow your passion.  You are bad ass and you ROCK metal detecting!

xoxo Siren Kimmie (HDIC Girls Rock Metal Detecting)


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Saturday, May 7, 2016

Muddy Glasses

The past is the past,
You can't go back,
Just look trough muddy glasses.
It's shaded with pain,
And a dose of mundane,
As you gaze though the unwashed masses.
Simplistic at best.
You'll romanticize the rest.
Realize it's essentially pointless.
To hang on to what was,
With a fresh wine buzz,
Is the basis of so much madness.


xoxo Siren Kimmie (HDIC Girls Rock Metal Detecting)

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

The Trials and Tribulations of a Female Detectorist Part 1

This article is going to be the first in a series--mostly because I have been working on it for over four months, struggling to come up with a concrete commentary that was both educational and thought provoking (and at least mildly entertaining).  My focus was initially on defining terms, like body policing, slut shaming, body image, and the unequal playing field for women in metal detecting and beyond.  It quickly exploded into a four page Word document that seemed to have no end in sight, so I had to break it down.  I knew that I would face challenges heading up Girls Rock Metal Detecting.  I was prepared for more than a few "discussions" wherein my feminist chain would be yanked.  I was not ready however, for the total exasperation I felt over some of the things I've witnessed in the wonderful world of social media.  These are my first hand observations from the perspective of a female metal detectorist.

Part 1:  

The day I joined the metal detecting community I was immediately inundated with friend requests, mostly from heterosexual men.  Having worked in the music industry, this clearly isn't my first rodeo, so I wasn't even remotely shocked.  It's a fairly common occurrence women face online, especially in a male dominated hobby like metal detecting.  Men are intrigued by someone from the opposite sex showing an interest in their hobby.  They are visually driven creatures and many of them focus on looks.  Then there are the ones with an incredible sense of entitlement who choose to display their "keyboard balls" (an interesting phenomenon where they hide behind the keyboard and blurt out anything they have on their minds which, as you can imagine, is often quite inappropriate).  I take the jokes in stride, unfriend the ones who are unable to adapt, delete the shady comments and carry on my happy trail. Simple enough right?

Look, I am a complex person, just like everyone else.  However, I approach life with a pretty laid back attitude.  I have a fun personality, I love rock music, cute clothes, computers and metal detecting and oh...I am... a WOMAN!  While you certainly cannot "know" me based on my Facebook posts, blogs and videos, my personality definitely shines through.  Sometimes I'm shy, sometimes I'm silly, sometimes I'm bitchy, and yes... sometimes I'm freaking sexy! (Too sexy for this blog in fact!!) I make no apologies for any of it.  Digging a little further (pun intended) you'll find that I'm also a very intelligent, well-put together, talented, grown up who is isn't half bad at metal detecting. Thankfully I am surrounded by a multitude of other amazing and equally skilled (some even more so), beautiful female detectorists.  And one thing I've come to realize, we spend far too much time having to defend our clothing choices, explain our selfie shots and having to prove our skills and the validity of our detecting finds.

First and foremost, there is not a single person on any of these pages, or in real life for that matter, that has a right to tell anyone what they can say, how to behave, or what to wear.  We are individuals and may express ourselves in any way we see fit. Further, we are not responsible for anyone's reaction to the way we look or any inappropriate behavior or comments posted by individuals with an overdeveloped sense of entitlement and a complete lack of social skills.  It should also be noted, as females, if we choose to chat with guys about detecting or go digging with a guy (because let's face it, our female digging partner options are quite limited) there should be no aspersions cast or elbow nudges any more than the scenario being with two men. Lastly, it is not our fault if our posts or videos get more views.  Belittling the recognition of our finds by making a correlation between the number of likes versus the number of men that want to get in our pants is, well, tired.  If you have an issue with the number of likes you may want to have a conversation with the people doing the liking. Oh and while I'm at it, last time I checked this is social media and made up of senseless narcissistic selfies, cat videos and food porn.  So we'll post as many pics as we wish and should not have to scrutinize every image to ensure that it's not too provocative or can be twisted into some sort of sexual innuendo.

The important point of all this, as we co-exist with our male detecting friends, whatever the reason behind the likes, the number of friends we have or our perceived "popularity", we should not have to temper our posting, exclude ourselves, or have our cool finds diminished and devalued just because we are women.  Posting a selfie does not "entitle" me to be disrespected.  There should never be a time where I hear the words "Oh you  have to expect that being a women detectorist" as I voice indignation over receiving an unsolicited penis picture.  I have met some amazing people on this journey and I should not have to exclude myself because some dudes don't know how to behave.  And I refuse to be held responsible for that behavior. I have not invited it and I do not have to own it. 

Incidentally this is not a male bashing post. Some of the worst offenses I've seen have come from other women just being plain mean. Since I have been a part of this community I have observed all sorts of interesting behavior from attacks based on the cut of a blouse to girls calling other girls ugly because they don’t post pictures of themselves.  I've witnessed outright name calling and finger pointing.  I myself have received a few murmurs regarding my own cleavage or disapproving glares based on a tongue-in-cheek meme I've created.  Heads would have spun off into another dimension had these people been around during my music magazine days.  But that's neither here nor there. 

Now, do I like being told I'm pretty? Sure! Who doesn't?!?! Do I like comments about what you'd like to do with your pin pointer or how many inches deep your targets are? Listen, I like a good joke as much as the next person and I'm not that easily offended.  But believe me when I say, I am not getting an ego boost from these comments nor do Facebook likes translate to any sort of validation for me.  The way I look at it, I'm sharing my finds and personality with like minded people.  I embrace my inner rock star because it's FUN, not because I'm trying to be popular (It's FACEBOOK people... gimme a break). I do however wish for Girls Rock Metal Detecting to be successful and for that to happen I must participate in groups and continue to make it fun and engaging. In the meantime, if the only reason I receive likes on my finds is because I'm a girl, then so be it! Because girls really do ROCK and we deserve all the recognition we get!  So let's celebrate that and get back to the detecting shall we?


xoxo Siren Kimmie (HDIC Girls Rock Metal Detecting)


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Friday, February 26, 2016

Siren Kimmie Banned!!!

So, I was posting my videos recently, as ya do when you make videos, and I noticed that I am no longer subscribed to a group--as in, I was KICKED OFF!!! I'm not going to mention the group, that's not the point of this post. But I do want to say that metal detecting videos in a metal detecting forum are... well... they're TOTALLY RELEVANT. 


I must admit, I am utterly confused as to why anyone would be removed or banned from a metal detecting group for posting metal detecting videos (or metal detecting related links of any sort) so long as they're not a blatant sales pitch. Seems counter intuitive if you ask me. Keep in mind I post maybe one or two links a month (because it takes me that long to get these videos together). So It's not as if I was over-posting on any particular group. I'm not cramming my videos down anyone's throat. More curious is the fact that other "more popular" Youtubers also post to said group yet seem to be immune to this booting and blocking rule. But that's another discussion...

As an obsessed metal detectorist you can well imagine I belong to a lot of groups (some of which I've been added to without being asked). I love scrolling through my news feed filled with finds, videos, jokes and family pics. I don't mind seeing what everyone had for dinner, candids of your pets, your baby, your vacation, your smiling face. I wouldn't want to unsubscribe from ANY group. It's FACEBOOK!!!! That's what it's all about people!
Meanwhile, I work a 40+ hour work week and then spend the rest of my time digging and creating videos and fun posts for Girls Rock Metal Detecting. There is no earthly way I could possibly comment every day on every single group. When I see things in my news feed that catch my eye I like and/or comment. But the big thing moderators are failing to grasp, VIDEOS ARE A MEANS OF PARTICIPATION.

We all have various ways of expressing ourselves. I choose to design memes, pen blog posts, and produce videos. This is how I share my finds, my passion for detecting, and my creativity. I'm not out there hawking for Youtube subscribers. I'm not trying to sell anything or "make a living" off my channel. I create the videos because I like to share my experience and finds with my groups and friends. Plus it's FUN and a great way to keep a diary and documentation of my finds! It's really that simple.

So, boot me if you must. I'm going to continue to do what I do and we'll just have to agree to disagree! God DAY sir! Love ya mean it!


PS, here's my link, go check out my videos (giggles) Girls Rock Metal Detecting on Youtube

xoxo Siren Kimmie (HDIC Girls Rock Metal Detecting)


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