I want more … “kicking the tires” (experimentation)

Today I want to introduce some concepts I have been playing around with in my hope and aim to increase the amount and levels of engagement at Wants Blog. I have come up with two tricks or gimmicks or more generally procedures to fool entice tease incentivise anyone to engage more with this project.

First, I think it is quite possible to improve various aspects of this site. I want to set up something like a “suggestion box” for this purpose. I see this as a willingness to meet unmet wants and needs of anyone who wishes to interact with this site in any way. I am a little bit inspired by the “Friends’ Monthy Meeting” structure, so I will analagously refer to these as “Monthly Meeting” threads — the first one is here, and is open to any / all comments — without anything being “off topic”.

Second, I wish to encourage more people to take the leap and sign up for a membership at this site. As a member, you will be able to create your own posts. As an additional incentive, I intend to commit to supporting anyone who achieves a full three months of active membership in their continuing projects, regardless of whether they remain members beyond that time. Therefore, anyone who signs up anytime during this month (October 2021) can expect to receive my support for their own projects starting February 2022. In order to qualify as an “active” member, all the member has to do is to make (at least) one single acceptable post — and of course anything that is illegal in any way is unacceptable, but what qualifies as acceptable beyond that is up to the discretion of the site management (currently: moi).

I don’t know whether these ideas are good or not. Perhaps changing nothing at all would be a better idea. So I just see this as an experiment — and now it’s time to simply sit back and see what happens. 🙂

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