Running an online community like a political campaign
Cyberjournalist Jon Dube discovered a good set of principles from Michelle Ferrer, of the Daytona Beach News-Journal for starting an online community, as published in Poynter.org. They're the kind of ideas any blogger should consider. And they're not that radical. For instance:
- Wear out the shoe leather. Hit the streets with camera and notepad in hand and go where the people are. Be willing to accept speaking engagements on a wide range of local topics. Recruit others to help evangelize your site and its uses. Don’t underestimate the power of a few committed believers/users... and reward them when you can.
I recommend any beat blogger click through, read and follow the recommendations on the rest of the post.