Project Community! by Skahlly

I'm sure many of you have seen at least one journal about trying to keep Weasyl active and an appealing community for artists and art-lovers alike. I want to signal boost a particular project, aptly titled Project Community, which jotaku has decided to start. Community-based projects, of course, need help from the community!

Weasyl is still small enough and has a smooth enough platform that, if we try, I think we can really make it a pretty cool area to actually interact more with fellow artists and fans. Jotaku has posted a forum topic (! ) where we can brainstorm, offer our services (like if we are willing to advertise events, or provide our work as prizes for events), and in general try to come up with spiffy ideas to make Weasyl a great homesite. There are some events that people have already mentioned that sound really neat, like Weasyl Fantasia, and more!

I'm currently not coming up with any revolutionary ideas, so I've just signed up for the advertising and event prizes, but, it's definitely something I'll be trying to keep in mind to see if I can come up with anything. And I just wanted to share this in case you haven't heard about it yet! There's a lot of potential here, let's not let it go to waste! : D

Project Community!


2 February 2014 at 10:49:06 MST

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    I think the main reason weasyl struggles is because the vast majority of people just don't comment either at all or very often. On FA the sheer number of people just outweighs that.
    So yeah, it kind of does require a bit of extra talking and interaction which certainly isn't a bad thing, but it requires a bit more effort than most people are willing to give.

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      Yeah, I agree. It's hard saying, "Yeah! I'm gonna move to Weasyl as my mainsite!" when something I post here gets 10 views in a week, whereas, on FA, something I post may easily get 50+ views and a comment or two in the first few hours. That's why it's something we will legitimately have to work on if we want Weasyl to be the community that we hope it can be, and if we can get some stuff in the works with this Project Community thing I think we'll at least have attempted to take some steps in the right direction. I don't know that it will ever reach the sheer scale of FA, but if the community vibe is strong enough, that could be a perk in its own way. I guess we shall see.

      Addressing the comment thing in particular, I know one of the things mentioned on the post is 'Project Comment' where you try to make it your goal to comment at least 5 times per day on something or other. I dunno that I have 5 comments per day, but I try--only if I think I can add something other than 'This is cool' though, lol.