Communities will play an ever more important role in the future growth and diversity of Steem.
But we know they can benefit greatly from some support to help them flourish.
So as our second 'Spread the Love' experiment we are launching the Communities Support Program.
The Communities Support Program
We will be selecting a number of communities to join a trial for this Support Program.
As a starting point we will be able to support selected communities in three ways...
1. The Best of the Week Lists
Communities in the Support Program will be invited to publish each week a digest of up to 10 of the best posts to their community for the past 7 days.
We will reserve the right not to vote on any of the posts in certain circumstances, particularly if they have used bid-bots or delegated voting services.
In addition to the votes on the selected posts we will also give a significant vote to the digest post if it is set to 'Power Up 100%' and posted through a general community account rather than through an individual's account. We hope through this to build up more voting power for the community.
2. Community Development Progress Reports
These will not be obligatory but the selected communities will be invited to publish monthly reports detailing how the Community has progressed in terms of content, activities and membership numbers. The reports might also outline plans for future growth and development, particularly in terms of recruiting new people to Steem.
Again if these posts are set to 'Power Up 100%' and issued from a general community account @steemcurator01 or 02 will give a substantial upvote to help build the voting power of the community.
3. Contest Vote Prizes
The specific vote sizes will vary depending on the type of contest and the size of the community.
This support will generally be limited to one contest per week for each community.
Selecting the Communities for the Support Program
For the trial of this Program we are aiming to select seven communities to support.
We will consider both long established and more recently set up Steem based communities. Ideally they should be exclusive to Steem.
Our interest will mainly be in communities based around a specific topic or subject area - for example food, gardening, folk music, education, film, creative writing etc.
For the trial we will not be looking for geographic or language based communities.
Communities should ideally have at least two people involved in their administration and organization (as Admins or Mods). They should also ideally have a community specific account.
We will particularly be looking for communities with a clear vision, a plan for growth and development, and ideas for recruiting people to Steem.
This is another new experimental program so we will likely be tweaking and refining it as it develops.
We also welcome comments and suggestions from the general Steem community, particularly those involved in existing communities.
This is for communities operating on the blockchain with a hive-123456 type address - not for communities only operating offchain on Discord etc.
If you would like your Community to be considered for this new Support Program please post a comment below with brief details of your community.
The Steemit Team
Notes from the Community...
Weekly Food Contest
If you are keen on food check out @alikoc07's new weekly food contest. There is 40 STEEM to be won...
- WRITING AND REVIEWS - BIOGRAPHY CONTEST WEEK # 02, 25 STEEM IN PRIZES / BIOGRAPHY CONTEST WEEK # 02, 25 STEEM IN AWARDS
Role Model Contest
- SteemAlive Presents: Your role model - tell us who influenced your life the most. (60 Steem + additional prizes)
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