It’s been a few days since I have rambled and I couldn’t think of much to ramble about except I just did it to my wife all morning rambling about education, religion, science, and other topics. I was telling of the successes that have been happening here. Here we sit nearing 2500 members. The only issue that I am working on solving is getting those 2500 members back again, again, and again.
Newsletters have to come out once a week and have meat to them, so I am amping up my content game. I have been so busy on social, I forget quickly about the awesomeness we have here.
The directory has been used a little bit. The majority of the submissions haven’t been high-quality but I accept that it’s because I set the bar to low. I think when we hit the 10,000 mark it will become an important place to be listed. It’s hard though because I built it, so shouldn’t they come? I am kidding of course. It takes time, constant development and care.
So many of you are here because of the social media efforts. Now that you are here I need to find out what I can do to keep you coming back. Why is this place important to you. My gut says content. The directory is a part of that content just as much as the media aspect.
If you have a business, a group, a whatever that fits into the directory and can create a well done submission, you will reap the most amount of benefits. The older the submission, the more the system weights your efforts on getting in here early. The directory is getting that sweet Google Map upgrade shortly as well.
The other piece I am working on building out is “jobs”. I want to give members a banner for contributing to areas they like. I want to give you props for being awesome here. Tell me how I can make you a regular. I know you can’t. You become a regular once you build relationships and there is a constant flow on content and talk.
I will say that this weekend I am doing a newsletter. If you don’t want to receive it then I respect that, but you might want to opt-out in your profile now before I send it. I try to send out something nice in my newsletters so it shouldn’t hurt to open it. I am loving what TMF is turning out to be. I hope you are as well.