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

Build an effective community blog for 3D virtual worldsSome 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********************************************More after the break*************************************************Metaverse events, recent and upcomingOSCC 2017 PresentationsMal Burns: Inworld ReviewHypergrid Writer’s CommunityHYPERGRID EVENTSMetaverse Jobs; Job ListingsIMA projects3D web-worlds of the browser (G+ community)Selby’s daily news collection:  Virtual worlds are real   Virtual Outworlding news collection Events on the Hypergrid: HYPEventsDestination guide: OpenSimWorldHyperica, Directory of Opensimulator hypergrid destinationsWELCOME TO SEANCHAI LIBRARIESEntertainment on the Hypergrid, a G+ communityHypergrid DestinationsHypergrid-related articles in this blog**********************************************************************************Basic requirements for an effective community blogPost 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 inputsUse the G+ community to promote the blog: announce posts, talk about news.Collaboration tasks for maintaining a community blogReporters:  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. -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 worldsOccasionally posts about sources in the blog. -Writers: Monitor G+ streams of reporters for items worth reporting.Writes and posts reports when appropriate.-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.-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?The tasks are based on what I have been doing to maintain my blog.I have picked out useful sources from G+ communities and periodicals.For the G+ communities, I set them to notify me of most postings.For the  periodicals, I use Feedly to follow them. As reporter, I send items that look interesting to my G+ stream.As writer, I check the stream for useful content and write about it.As editor, I picked challenge-based learning as a major theme:Learn by challenge in virtual worlds: Games, projects, Maker ModelVirtual worlds can host challenge-based learningAs promoter I post citations to various education-related G+ communities.Not limited to those in virtual worlds.RelatedBloggers: Google+ Communities get you leads and get you readsThe whys and hows of bloggingBlogging for beginners, the virtual world advantageCommunity blogging your virtual worldA Virtual World Magazine could also be a blogBlog to tell, publicize, or promote. SummaryArticles about blogging in this blogCollaborationCollaborative fiction blogging in virtual world. Writing need not be lonely.The writing communities of virtual worlds: Nara’s NookAdded News and Notes section, collaborating blogsInvited articles and press releasesCollaborative blogging, invited articles. OverviewTech info for collaborative blogging on BlogspotRemote collaboration: methodsInformation mapsInformation 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.EventsCombine Google calendars in your blogPromoting Events in SL: BlogsGoogle calendars: blog, display, wear, combine. Summary Curating  A curated blog, what, why, and how. View counts for my top curating pagesHow to search this blogPromote your evergreen contentPromotingWork your title. It’s where your writing meets the roadYour opening paragraph catches your readers. Or not. Checklist Send G+ communities your blog links. Tell a community about your articleBuild traffic to your blog about virtual worldsIf you want people to talk about your blog, don’t lock them outA dozen+ tips for building your blog about virtual worldsSEO tips for promoting your virtual community (Not how to cheat with SEO)Make your articles search friendlyInterest tally, virtual worlds. Top posts on this blog about Opensim worlds5 Ways to Find Out What People Really Want From Your BlogTop ten general help posts on Virtual OutworldingTop 5 Newcomer help posts from Virtual OutworldingTop ten general help posts on Virtual OutworldingBloggers in SL–Promote your blog and the SL Blogging CommunityUse social media to promote your blogsBrowser on prim, advanced. Videos, CalendarsYou want promotion, get a blogger-promoterPlug into content sourcesFeedlyGoogle+ as an identity directory. Link to people you write about.How to keep up with the news you want to followGuest bloggers and press releasesInvited articles and press releases for this blogBlogrolls.  Here is mine. Column on right, scroll down*********************************************************LicenseOriginal text in this blog is CC By: unless specified public domainUse as you please with attribution: link to the original.All images without attribution in this blog are CC0: public domain.*********************************If you are interested in web-worlds…Drop by my web office.My office times:  Weekdays: 12: -12:30 Central time  (US) Maybe weekends, too.  Other times by appointment. My web office: Cybalounge.Don’t register — enter as guest.  If you don’t see me:Click the pointed pushpin on the bottom line See if I am in Selby’s room.. We can also visit WebWorldz, a professionally-built world if you want. Thinkerer Melville in Second Life, Selby Evans in KitelyA web page you can walk intoTry a browser-based virtual worldCybalounge is ready for virtual worlders to use: Tutorials and suggestionsEntertainment in virtual worldsMal Burns: Inworld ReviewEntertainment on the HypergridOpensim AAM Virtual PerformersHYPERGRID EVENTSThe web show: a magazine from the virtual worldsArt of the Artists: [email protected] Machinima Challenge (L$350,000 Prize Pool) Create a film with a work of art.OpenSimWorkingRadioStreams (OSWRS). 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