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Would anyone be interested in leading some community programming here on ?

I'm thinking along the lines of starting bigger discussions, sharing prompts, holding events, amplifying the writers here, etc.

We could arrange it so that you're more central to the instance than I am. I'm still around, but don't have much personal time to do these extra activities. But I think it'd help make this a great place to hang out.

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Especially with the new interest in Mastodon and the influx of users, I feel like this is a good time to start something up like this.

For now, this would be purely on a volunteer basis, and it doesn't have to be just one person. But if we can get something going on a regular basis, I could eventually set aside a budget for this kind of work.

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@matt One thing that may work is having a pool of writing prompts that people can submit to. That way, there isn't one person who needs to come up with all of them.

I don't know how automation for Mastodon works, but if we had a big enough backlog of writing prompts, we could have a bot post them twice a week.

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@matt I like this idea a lot! Not sure how much time I'd be able to commit but I'd like to be involved in some capacity, even if it's just brainstorming or boosting others' contributions on certain days, etc.

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@hawksquill Feel free to tag me in if you'd like another brain to storm with.

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@wordsmith Yes for sure! Some things that immediately come to mind are events for days of the week - Feedback Friday, a prompt day, maybe a day for plotting/outlining. And maybe trying to implement more standardized tags - things like looking for beta, writing inspo, review/feedback swaps, sharing pics of where we're writing.

I also have some experience with fests/contests in a fandom context, if there's any interest in that!

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@matt I will definitely try to be more mindful of opportunities to share prompts, start discussions etc. (something I've been trying to be brave and do lately) but do have to be careful where I make commitments. To be honest I think this already is a lovely place to hang out, and really appreciate being a member :-)

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@matt I've seen "announcements" made on some instances, do you think these might be the right tool to make more prominent prompts/discussions? They'd certainly help make a prompt a bit more visible than it just disappearing in the timeline.

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@matt perhaps also an instance bot, with instructions on how a user can set their follow to notify of new posts, to help boost visibility of such things? They can then follow PromptBot and get a notification when it toots. Scheduling something regularly can be helpful but I'm the sort who will still miss something even if I know when it's going to happen ;-)

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@wordsmith There's a prompt bot? I'm really new around here. How do I access that? :)

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@bottonowriter Apologies for the confusion - I was making the suggestion of a prompt bot. Your keen response is helpful feedback, though :-)

mstdn.social/@tanweerdar has recently begun a effort though, which may interest you.

@wordsmith Thank you for the tip. I'm one of those people who love writing but need a nudge to actually get going. I've collected another nudge, thanks to you.

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