Friday, January 19, 2018

2018 WRITE: Build an effective community blog for 3D virtual worlds

Build an effective community blog for 3D virtual worlds
Some suggestions on building a blog to help grow and maintain a 3D virtual world community.

What would you use a community blog for? 

  • Promote the community to the outworld, get new members.
  • Keep community members informed about happenings.
  • Support communication among members.
  • Answer questions for members, find out about new concerns.
  • Share promotional copy and graphics. 
  • Support collaboration among members.
  • Post/distribute news of interest to members.
  • Keep a record of previous events, pictures, and videos, for future use.
  • Hypergrid Writer's Community
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Basic requirements for an effective community blog

  • Post several times a week.
  • Promote on social media.  
  • Carry notices of upcoming events.  
  • Get support from several community leaders.
  • Post pictures and videos of events.
  • Establish a community calendar; post or link to it regularly in the blog.
  • Carry links to notices about upcoming events on other posts.
  • Have several people committed to one post a week, or something like that.
  • Have a G+ community to provide a source of community inputs
  • Use the G+ community to promote the blog: announce posts, talk about news.

Collaboration tasks for maintaining a community blog

  • Reporters:  Monitor specified sources for information relevant to the blog.
  • Reporters send finds to their G+ streams where they may be picked up by Writers. 
  • Reporters will monitor sources of interest to them.
  • Sources include the G+ stream of the community, 
  • and sources relevant interests of the community.
  • Sources are not limited to focus on virtual worlds. 
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  • Sourcerors: Find sources and alerts reporters by posting them in G+ stream.
  • Sourceror checks G+ groups and Google search for relevant sources.
  • Relevant sources are not limited to focus on virtual worlds
  • Occasionally posts about sources in the blog. 
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  • Writers: Monitor G+ streams of reporters for items worth reporting.
  • Writes and posts reports when appropriate.
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  • Editors: Find and appoint people to other task roles.
  • Collect and present suggestions for improvement of the blog.
  • Writes and posts aggregating (summary) articles as appropriate.
  • Seeks invited articles as appropriate. 
  • Selects specific topics for the blog to focus on,
  • and finds Reporters, Sources, and Writers to maintain that focus.
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  • Promoters: Find places on social media where some articles can be cited.
  • Many such places will be among the sources.
  • Place the citations or arrange with writers to cite their articles.

Where did I get the above list?


Information maps

Information mapping is a research-based method for writing clear and user focused information, based on the audience's needs and the purpose of the information. The method is applied primarily to designing and developing business and technical communications. It is used as a content standard within organizations.




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