@macgenie A selection of topics that I'm currently engaged with. I may not necessarily start them on M.B, but would participate to some degree.
"Newbies learning Hugo/static site generators", "newbies learning CSS/HTML", "fantasy/SF/speculative-fiction writers", "how to begin a self-publishing business", "discussion/playthroughs for Anthem (video game made by BioWare)", "artist support circle", "book reviews, discussion, and recommendations", "video game reviews, discussion, and recommendations", "writing interactive fiction", "world-building Q&A", "building PCs".
@macgenie an idea— allow users to join a “community” which is a multi-author blog. Allow those users to “contribute” any of their MB posts to that community. It becomes a full content repost with a special link back to original post. Maybe have a moderator role for a community of some kind to approve joins and contributions. Maybe charge all contributors an extra $1 for each community they’re a member of. Maybe split that cost with mods.
Basically, and this would be a fair amount of coding work, allow MB to incentivize building ad free, inclusive community curated blogs that keep individuals still having their own blog
You are not wrong. Very early days, but yes we have so far
1) any microblogger who wants to write and publish about music can register at justgoodmusic and they will be made an author,
2) any microblogger who already has a place where they do that, or generally has an RSS stream of what they write and publish about music can send me that feed and it will be added.
( currently there are only three such feeds in there ... and if this really takes off we will probably manage in a different way ) ..
For example, would love to add the micro.blog category rss feed for 🎵 .. but that is not available.
But as an example, anything I publish into micro blog with the tag ‘justgoodmusic’ will be fed into that aggregator. If microbloggers already using some kind of music category on their blog ... send it over .. it can be added.
If this had been going longer than a couple of weeks we would likely have a rich history of posts ... categorized and tagged on the site ... searchable, with an archive organized by author, all feeding into the account of @justgoodmusic which is already syndicated to Twitter.
The site also cross links to the new space that @Jacob has created here for music creators and of course we have cross over there .. so if a music creator wishes they can post that creation into JustGoodMusic .. and again found easily later by others as we build the categories and tagging and authors.
Writing this I am reminding myself that I still need to write and publish the about justgoodmusic about page ... but basically justgoodmusic.net is a domain I have owned for 16 years and I was going to let it die ... but this idea came to me. The site currently sits as a sub domain under Philpin.com ... while I work out whether to continue with this or not ... which will be decided by how much this community thinks it is a good idea as the site gains authors, visitors and traction. When I cross that Rubicon (is that a mixed metaphor?) ... it will run at justgoodmusic.net which is currently only a pointer.
Finally, apart from the convenience of already having this domain, this project is really trying to work out how to better serve micro bloggers who love music, allow non micro bloggers interested in music to find the site and get interested in microblog and finally to operate as ‘A Micro.Blog Service’ .. words that are used as the sub-title to the site itself.
Putting my hand up as a volunteer that if we want to tighten up the connections to micro blog as a demonstration of what is possible for other potential categories ... lets do it.
@matpacker Thanks. I don't see why M.B community feeds can't have the same kind of moderation/curation/gatekeeping of the Discover feed or @justgoodmusic. Either the curation is at the "content of posts" level (Discover), or at the "persons invited to post" level (@justgoodmusic). Either way, perhaps one of the requirements for starting a M.B community is a willingness to own and curate the feed -- doing like the M.B's creators are doing. @jsonbecker had suggested this up-thread. // cc @macgenie @johnphilpin
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