A lot of projects (like this one) end up as a Toy or Stadium. Jani Evakallio ran directly into this with the Foam project and writes about it here:
Having such loose leadership was unsustainable. His solutions are:
- make the project leaner - move out some unsupported features or kill them
- kill the RFC process
- clarify what contributions are welcome
- bring core features in-house
- open the Foam API for third party extensions
2. Take the boring common answers to an overdiscussed topic, and identify what else is NOT being said:
Listened to many "how to build an audience" convos on Clubhouse.— Bilal Zaidi (@bzaidi) February 27, 2021
Many folks who did this 5yrs+ ago shared the same GENERIC advice:
"Stay consistent. Put in the reps. Create great content".
IMO: that's a pre-requisite, but not very helpful.
Less-obvious points I've learned
"I struggle to write and publish consistently."— Dickie Bush 🚢 (@dickiebush) March 2, 2021
We asked over 500 beginner writers a simple question: what do you struggle with most?
"Consistency" showed up 10x more than anything else.
And this Atomic Essay explores four steps anyone can take to build it: pic.twitter.com/FRwkbbyq5g
From our community:
Featured guest is Thomas Gorissen who organizes JSConf Asia and does some cool crypto stuff.
Thanks for coming!It was a blast meeting up with everyone and sorry
- Sentiment echoed in "Speed Matters": The general rule seems to be: systems which eat items quickly are fed more items. Slow systems starve.
- Speed is the Killer Feature: a passionate if unpersuasive argument and list of ways to manage perceived speed
Lee Robinson also did this with tesla.com
2. Write for your heroes.
Because they will read it one day.
3. The Importance of Writing to your Tech Career (by
- Why should we write online?
- What should we write about?
- Writing at work: Design documents, wikis, etc.
- The writing process (also at work)
There's a good part 15 mins in about Eugene's writing process, which is way more involved than mine - developing and iterating on one essay a week, over the course of the week rather than on the day of. Worth a listen!
A good podcast overview here between two prominent women in LIP:
Anne-Laure recently also did a Learn In Public virtual meetup you can watch here.
Anne-Laure's Ness Labs is a safe space for people experiencing fear of burnout / judgment
- March 2020 meetup in London
- Transitioned to online meetups - members organizing their own meetups
- Learning in Public about Productivity, creativity, mental health
- hiring from your own community - not a manager, but an architect - building the community
Anna's Interintellect is salons for interesting conversations
- Community enabled business for public intellectuals of the future
- Hosts' green room and hosts training
- Every host has their own channel/manager/portfolio platform