New to this community, but was looking for some advice about a new community project i’m working on. Hoping you guys can help.
It’s only been live about 3 weeks and is still in beta with around 350-400 members. It’s gone okay so far with maybe around 5-10 posts per day. However a lot of the noise is coming from me at the moment to try and make it a vibrant and interesting place to be, and i’m not sure how sustainable this is.
Therefore my goal right now is getting more people to post on topics and start their own topics. I feel like that this is the key to having a healthy vibrant community (as opposed to member numbers), so i’ve been looking for a few ways to do this, other than me just posting topics and waiting for replies. I’d love to hear from people who have got through this barrier to what i would call a self sustaining community (ie doesn’t need constant noise from the CM to still be a lively place).
A few things i’ve thought about:
Do i just need to post more content? I post about one new topic per day and post on all existing topics where appropriate.
Do i need to diversify content? Majority of topics right now are “can someone help me with x”. Maybe we need content such as “I read to this article (linked) on x - what do you guys think?”
Do i just need to grow member numbers? Am i expecting too much from a community of 350?
Apologies for the horribly long first message, and thanks in advance.