@HAWK It’s panning out like those American tourist traps where the kids pan for gold. Very slow, and not a whole lot of glitter to show for it.
That said, I am SO grateful to you and @richard_millington for letting me know that s.l.o.w. is the way to go for a quality community. Also for the advice to not set great expectations (I’m seeing others do that, or simply tossing out content and questions, but getting very little interaction).
The approach I used to find my core members was to start a video-cast and invite the Guests of the programs to come into the community; while inviting those who are watching or listening to the programs to connect with the Guests inside the community (as well as for other things, like creative listbuilding).
I’ve recorded about 15 episodes and have about 30 people in the Comm. AND, I just published the first episode today! (They are published within the comm first, later they are to be published at the Facebook PAGE, the blog, and YouTube. Later to all the audio podcast platforms, but I just don’t have time right now for those).
So we have about 34 in the comm. There’s not a ton of activity, but there is some, and I’m connected personally thru the show or otherwise with a little over half of the Members. In fact, @irreverance joined the group, is very supportive, and, well… there’s other news but I’m not certain I can say it here. I’ll say I’m very pleased he’s in the comm and I’m super excited for what he’s working on.
Right now I’m trying to keep up with my shows along with an online biz networking idea that @irreverance offered to the comm. I’m hoping that once I get into a groove, I can focus more upon the onboarding techniques as well as do some writing or speaking on video.
Whew! THAT is how it’s going. . Thank you so much for asking (I need a review in my own head, sometimes!).