My thoughts on this are related to Rich’s article, “More Smoke and Bigger Mirrors.”
Yesterday I ran across CMX’s article “How to Measure Your Community’s Health: Retention, Diversity, Maturity.” Basically, David Boswell argues that the quest for bigger numbers can not only be misguided, but potentially destructive to a community. Instead, we should consider measuring healthier alternatives.
I consider both articles to be wonderful. What I would like to know is this:How have people in our community sold this in real life? If you’ve done so, how did you do it? What were your struggles? And are there those who have struggled to do so and maybe failed? (I wonder if David Boswell, the author of the CMX article would have some to share from his own experience.)
I ask because I’ve reached the point where I’m revising my proposal. The more experiences I hear about the more I can learn as I move forward.