COMMUNITY OF THE WEEK CHALLENGE - 10,000 SP up for grabs


Communities are here, and it's looking groovy.

Now we must make the best of them, grow them, nurture them, and get the crowds flocking in.

That's the potential and the promise.


I believe Communities on Steem have four main uses...

.1. To help people find more relevant information to fit their interests.

.2. To encourage engagement amongst like minded folk.

.3. To improve retention on the platform through #1 and #2.

And the BIG ONE for me...

.4. To attract more people to the Steem platform, by providing the interest and social engagement that makes them want to try it out and stick around.


Curation

An important part of running a community will be the quality of the curation.

Rewarding the best and most relevant posts to gradually build up the overall quality and attractiveness of the Community.

This may not be a primary goal for all communities, but in terms of an overall 'upping the game' and increasing retention it is likely to play a key part for most.

Some communities are fortunate enough to have big curation partners - like @midlet's OnChartArt community with @ocd.

But for many, particularly smaller communities, lack of sufficient voting power may hold back their development.


Community of the Week

To help with this I am creating a 'Community of the Week' challenge and offering up to 10,000 SP delegation to one or more of the best communities each week.

This may be the whole 10K SP to one community, or I may split it between two or three communities.

The delegations will be awarded for a minimum of a week at a time.

This is all experimental and I don't know how much interest there will be so I will be modifying as we go along.


Judging Critera

As this is all pretty new there is going to be a certain amount of making it up as we go along, but these are some of the factors I am going to be looking at to start...

  • Number of Subscribers (& Members)
  • Number & frequency of posts
  • Quality & relevance of posts
  • Presentation of the Community (description, rules etc)

Then I will be looking to find out...

  • How the Community is promoting itself within Steem

And most importantly...

  • How the Community is promoting itself OUTSIDE of Steem to attract new people to join Steem and their Community.

How to Enter

To enter the challenge you must...

  • Register your interest in taking part in a comment below this or subsequent posts, clearly stating the name and hive address of your community

I will then start watching your Community.

The closing date for this first round of the Challenge will be 9pm UTC on Sunday 1 March.

Before that time, the Community Owner/Admin or one of the Moderators must make a post giving their responses for each of the Judging Criteria above.

That post must be titled Community of the Week Challenge entry for XYZ Community and the link must be added to your initial comment registering interest.

Include #communityoftheweek as one of the tags on your entry posts.


Rules

For now posts should be in English - although I will expand this if the Challenge takes off.

Posts should be concise responses to each of the criteria, rather than long essays. Evidence of external promotion should be included.

Communities should have a minimum of 20 subscribers to enter. Although I am open to persuasion if it is a very niche community.

Communities should ideally have a separate designated curation account to receive a delegation.


The Challenge will run as long as there is sufficient interest and it continues to serve a useful purpose.

I reserve the right to modify how the Challenge is operated as it progresses.


Let's get these Community Parties started...



[ graphic by @pennsif ]


Comments 61


@tipu curate

21.02.2020 21:46
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Upvoted 👌 (Mana: 5/10 - need recharge?)

21.02.2020 21:46
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That's great, thank you

21.02.2020 22:27
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@pennsif, I want to appreciate this Experimentation and hope that this Initiative will inspire some Communities. Stay blessed.

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21.02.2020 22:06
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Thank you

21.02.2020 22:26
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Welcome.

23.02.2020 01:00
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This is a great idea @pennsif. Can't wait to see how this all evolves from here. It's such a massive step up.

21.02.2020 22:28
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I'm hoping Communities can kickstart a lot of new activity and new interest in Steem.

But it will require some hard work, resourcefulness and creativity to make the best of the opportunity.

22.02.2020 11:54
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I do not know. I think that the communities should have been introduced with Steemit in 2016. The user retention and the user activity would have been better nowadays. A lot of people left (and leaving) Steemit and the Steem blockchain since then. Mostly since the end of 2017.

22.02.2020 14:45
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Better late than never!

23.02.2020 22:16
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Save all the effort.... We all know that #steemsilvergold is the best community here on steemit. We were before "COMMUNITY'S" arrived and now its just brought us closer together. Lol

21.02.2020 23:20
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Is SSG going to run a Hive Community as well?

22.02.2020 12:58
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It already has one. @GuiltyParties set it beta when it was in beta testing 3 months ago

22.02.2020 13:42
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What's the hive address?

22.02.2020 13:43
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Try this : hive-136819

22.02.2020 13:52
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Got it now, thanks.

22.02.2020 13:54
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The idea is great. until I read what is only for communities in English. for now, the communities, serve only to close the reach even more completely of the people that already in case we did not have many possibilities of diffusion. They have made all publications absolutely invisible outside anyone up to a recognized community. literally, users have become rodos into slaves of people who controlled healing and now control communities. In summary. Nothing from the communities, pessr that I like the idea. Nothing favors the less favored, nor does it favor quality content. there will still be the same crap content, within the communities as in the most used label cures. Nothing changes. The situation of the less favored people on the platform worsens.

I thought about trying to publish my blog here again, but ... The platform is not yet open to other languages. The platform at this time. Do you have my publications in a lost world? How do you want me to invite people from outside to enter here, if registration takes too long and you have to pay? I have a community of 3,500 people, that if I moved my content to Steemit, maybe they would follow me. But without instant registration, it is totally unfeasible. Also. I can't be risking moving my contents from one side to the other, with all the work that entails. I would love to boost Steemit, I would love to build my community here, I would love to publish exclusively here 100%. But for that I need to be allowed. Open records are required. We need a better indexing of the contents .. We need to talk less about Steemit. To not scare people, and generate more diverse content.

I thought about trying to publish my blog here again, but ... The platform is not yet open to other languages. The platform at this time. Do you have my publications in a lost world? How do you want me to invite people from outside to enter here, if registration takes too long and you have to pay? I have a community of 3,500 people, that if I moved my content to Steemit, maybe they would follow me. But without instant registration, it is totally unfeasible. Also. I can't be risking moving my contents from one side to the other, with all the work that entails. I would love to boost Steemit, I would love to build my community here, I would love to publish exclusively here 100%. But for that I need to be allowed. Open records are required. We need a better indexing of the contents .. We need to talk less about Steemit. To not scare people, and generate more diverse content.

And well ... you see, what exists. Is that. There is no other point of focus. I've been thinking for years that Steemit just wants to live in Steemit. And that is the biggest problem. Years. The line continues to turn towards the same point of view, the platform does not open to the people we want to announce outside of here. To the people we want to attract more people to the community, despite everything. Then nothing .. To continue working from the shadow. Waiting for the platform's point of view to change, so closed. In every way. At least with the communities I can publish more calmly, my contents that do not matter to anyone else, here. I have even shorter content.

Namely..

22.02.2020 00:45
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Thanks for your comments. If there is sufficient interest in this challenge I will be adding Spanish next.

Account creation now takes usually about 2 hours during week days, and it is free via steem.com

Try posting more regularly and building a community around you. There are many Spanish speakers on the platform from Latin America particularly, as well as Spain.

22.02.2020 00:55
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I would love to nominate ReggaeSteem.io, but the website is more active than the hive community. Can we nominate a tribe?

22.02.2020 00:47
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This challenge is only for Hive Communities at present.

It will be interesting to see how Tribes and Communities can best be used together.

22.02.2020 12:59
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What we do is encourage posting from Front end and that auto populates the community plus they get a little LOTUS boost. Oh hell, may as well nominate us too, I work so darn hard at it lol x

23.02.2020 10:54
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Thank you @riverflows

24.02.2020 14:57
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I officially nominate Natural Medicine, and will write a post today.

26.02.2020 00:56
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Thank you

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22.02.2020 03:10
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Thank you.

22.02.2020 12:59
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Dear @pennsif

Excellent and very stimulating idea.

I still have so many questions and worries related to HIVEs/communities, however it's obvious to me that noone ever provided tool that would be as unique and innovative. I surely congratulate entire STINC team for finally delivering on this promise and I hope more people will find communities worth their attention.

I know you're aware of project.hope community and we will definetly join your contest and promote it within our team.

Resteemed and upvoted already,
Yours, Piotr

22.02.2020 08:30
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Communities have a lot of potential.

I am interested to see how creative and resourceful Community organisers will be with the toolset so far available.

22.02.2020 13:02
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Hi @pennsif

One of our "core team members " published his own article, in which he is introducing our entire team. We're trying to build more awareness within our community of who we are and our goals and plans for 2020. Step by step.

Please check it out:
https://goldvoice.club/steem/@lanzjoseg/projecthope-a-great-multidisciplinary-team

I also updated our project.hope community description and rules :)

Yours,
Piotr

23.02.2020 10:17
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I'm sure the #ProjectHope Community will find a space here as a very engaging community.

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24.02.2020 14:44
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I would be interested in the question why they introduced the communities nowadays? I mean Steemit is online since 2016. This should have been (at least amongst) the first thing(s) to do after introducing Steemit. What do you think?

22.02.2020 14:41
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Better late than never!

22.02.2020 15:07
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Yes, that is sure. But most of the users left the platform in the previous 4 years. Nowadays the user activity is very low. We will see whether this recently introduced communities will increase user engagement or not. I write engagement, and not activity, because nowadays there are many active users on the Steem blockchain (nowadays there are 23-31 000 daily active users), but most of them are focusing only on their own posts, they do not care about other people's posts. Nowadays the average number of comments per post is between 1-3. Many comments do not even get any comments. Most of the comments are bot comments, and even if people write comments, the mostly write bot, bot-like, spam, spam-like comments. So sad. To be honest, Steemit and the Steem blockchain is currently the worst social network, which I have seen so far.

22.02.2020 15:20
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Yes I agree very much about engagement - it is sad to see so many posts with no comments at all.

I am hoping Communities will grow numbers again but Community owners will need to work at it.

22.02.2020 15:21
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We will see. I hope for the best.

22.02.2020 15:43
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Hi @xplosive

Nowadays the average number of comments per post is between 1-3. Many posts do not even get any comments

You're very right. Lack of engagement is a killer.

Let me introduce you to project.hope community - we're quite small, however we managed to build our group around several very active users who share similar values and interests with topics like technology, blockchain, AI, economy, business, marketing etc.

Perhaps you will find our community worth engaging with (or even joining):
https://steemit.com/trending/hive-175254

Yours, Piotr

23.02.2020 07:43
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Really love this idea!!!!

22.02.2020 19:07
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Thanks @jaynie

24.02.2020 14:58
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Pleasure :)

24.02.2020 15:34
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Do anyone know a community, where there are Reddit-like posts with questions and answers? So communities, which encourages discussions.

22.02.2020 19:17
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There might be one, but haven't found it yet.

04.03.2020 20:11
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Hello excellent initiative we will be attentive the community of @radiosteemit. Thank you for motivating @pennsif.

22.02.2020 22:36
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Eres genial @lisfabian!!!
Abrazos!!!

23.02.2020 09:44
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23.02.2020 02:20
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Can I nominate two communities that I am a part of that do fabulous work. Both of them are not exclusively English language posts (they are both international) although a significant proportion of them are in English.
They are:
PowerhouseCreatives (hive-114105) @steemitbloggers is their curation account
and
Freewriters (hive-161155) @freewritehouse is their curation account

Thanks!

23.02.2020 07:26
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Thank you @felt.buzz

24.02.2020 15:01
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Great initiative!
I want to participate for two communities, @radiosteemit and @club12, both are sisters and walk hand in hand in this beautiful social network called Steemit.
In charge of both, my person but helped in everything by wonderful work teams formed by Steemit users, active daily in Steemit from their blogs, in their profiles as from the communities.
Recently we started to offer part of our content in English. We are a Hispanic community, Spain and Venezuela are the countries that stand out but there are more nationalities.
We work for the comments in the publications and we reach comments in our activities, main activities # Challenge12Votes and # ChallengeTop10 among several radio activities where we promote different artists who share their art in Steemit. Today from the discord of RadioSteemit we will offer live music for example.

I really liked the proposal read, we are physically and emotionally prepared to receive the help they offer and to be able to grow more easily in these waters that we like so much to enjoy.
Initiatives like this are necessary and help us to motivate the communities.
Thank you @pennsif!

23.02.2020 09:43
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Great, thanks

24.02.2020 14:58
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Great idea. Hopefully you will give it to communities who are just starting out and need the bump, but if I know you that's the point right? Xxx I'd register for NM but there's lots of great little communities that could do with a head start xx

23.02.2020 10:52
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Open to all communities that meet the criteria.

24.02.2020 15:01
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This is a beautiful initiative to reward community engagements. Certainly, this will boost community performance.

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24.02.2020 14:33
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It is the era of communities. This initiative is excellent because it will help projects.
I will nominate @radiosteemit and @ club12.
Thanks, @pennsif

[Es la era de las comunidades. Esta iniciativa es excelente, porque servirá de ayuda a los proyectos.
Voy a nominar a @radiosteemit y @club12.
Gracias, @pennsif
]

24.02.2020 15:12
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Thank you.

24.02.2020 15:19
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Take a look at @dcooperation . I'm working hard to build it somehow. All the earning is going to power up the account. Any support is welcome. And thanks for the motivation to keep building communities in steem !

27.02.2020 18:31
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Thank you will take a look.

04.03.2020 20:12
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@Neoxian.city and @project.hope

Great ways to grow.

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29.02.2020 21:15
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Appreciated @pennsif.

I'm sure you're already aware of the Project Hope community.

With your permission and As a representative of the central team, I will place here the link to our publication to participate in this excellent initiative / contest you have undertaken.

I hope you can evaluate our project.

Your friend, Juan.

01.03.2020 17:31
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Dear @pennsif

I've tried to post about project.hope community within dealine, however I'm not sure if I made it on time. Past few days has been very messy (my small business is affected greately because of coronavirus) and I hardly managed to find some time.

Link to our publication:
https://goldvoice.club/steem/@project.hope/community-of-the-week-challenge-entry-for-project-hope-community

Yours, Piotr

01.03.2020 18:07
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Thanks for the post Piotr.

04.03.2020 20:13
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To be sincere, #ProjectHope is a community that has proven to be the people's community with lots of hard work by the team.

02.03.2020 07:31
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This is amazing. I know of a community that be supported and that community is @project.hope. you can take time to check it out @pennsif.

02.03.2020 07:36
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