Trying out Communities with The Steem News Community
As Editor of The Steem News I have been watching the development of the new Hive Communites feature with keen interest.
The full hard launch of Communities is scheduled for the next 3 - 4 months.
Rather than just observing from the sidelines I thought it best to dive in and set up a Community to see how easy it is to do, and to explore the facilities available so far.
I didn't want to impinge on any specific interest Communities that others already have, or may be about to, set up, so I opted for a Community for The Steem News that I produce.
There have been a number of ideas put forward by various people about how The Steem News might be expanded and developed - for example with its own account, a separate website, and translations.
All of those are good ideas and are under consideration but they do require somewhat greater resources and time commitment than can currently be justified.
Therefore a Hive Community seems like a very good place to start to explore and experiment with ways to grow The Steem News.
This Steem News Community will aim to be a one-stop shop for all things relating to news about the world of Steem.
One starting point may be to experiment with translations of Steem News. If anyone is interested in trying this out do let me know.
If anyone has any ideas or suggestions on how we can use this Community to improve Steem News, increase the readership and get it out to the wider world to promote Steem do let me know.
The Steem News Community
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