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Content Creation Idea -- Drive New Members to PSIENCE forum
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Just a thought and one that would take quite a bit of development. 

There are a lot of podcasts out there producing great content that intersect with the kind of folks who are here, or would be potential members of psience.

There could be a complimentary wordpress style site that aggregated the latest podcasts of interest and briefly reviewed or highlighted the podcast. I'm thinking of Mysterious Universe, Gralien Report, Thinking Allowed, BATGAP, Grimerica, Higherside, etc. I'm sure there are many other podcasts that people here listen to that may not be so fringy. 

You already have a "podcasts" subforum, so as each "featured" podcasts is published on the wordpress site, a thread is created in the podcast subforum and a link to that thread is placed on the wordpress site.

The benefits here would be several fold. 

1. You have content creation that is continually being renewed. The lion's share of the work is done by all the folks creating the podcasts. You just need to keep up with when a new episode comes out and someone does a brief write up and creates the thread in the subforum.

2. As far as I know this isn't really being done with any success or flair anywhere else.

3. If it was successful and you managed to drive new traffic to podcasts like Gralien for example, you could develop symbiotic relationships with content creators like Micah Hanks, or the boys from Grimerica. They may be able to give the forum an occasional mention which drives traffic back here. One hand washes the other.

4. You would then have a platform for folks who are already content creators and forum members to publish articles on the wordpress site. I can see Max or Jim Smith or other folks occasionally producing content that they might put on their blogs and instead sometimes publishing it on the psience forum sister site.

Anyway. A lot of work, but if you really want to have a vibrant forum with new members being attracted on a regular basis, then you will need to have some kind of content creation engine that links them back to the forum. Otherwise you will end up with an echo chamber of the same 30 people saying the same thing for a couple years until we all die of boredom.

Thanks,

Chuck
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I'm currently gathering all my writing and articles into a blog where I also intend to review podcasts or other media. Would be happy to cross post anyone else's reviews. 

I'd also recommend getting a Medium page and a Steemit account. I'd be happy to administer the latter.
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I'm sure that the podcast owners would especially love it if the reviewer happened to be a subscriber and could sometimes mention the "premium" content. Obviously you couldn't echo that content, but if the 2nd hour of higherside was especially interesting, or something on Gralien X was really good, mentioning that may encourage non-paying listeners to pick up a sub for a podcast on occasion.
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(08-15-2017, 12:16 PM)chuck Wrote: Just a thought and one that would take quite a bit of development. 

There are a lot of podcasts out there producing great content that intersect with the kind of folks who are here, or would be potential members of psience.

There could be a complimentary wordpress style site that aggregated the latest podcasts of interest and briefly reviewed or highlighted the podcast. I'm thinking of Mysterious Universe, Gralien Report, Thinking Allowed, BATGAP, Grimerica, Higherside, etc. I'm sure there are many other podcasts that people here listen to that may not be so fringy. 

You already have a "podcasts" subforum, so as each "featured" podcasts is published on the wordpress site, a thread is created in the podcast subforum and a link to that thread is placed on the wordpress site.

The benefits here would be several fold. 

1. You have content creation that is continually being renewed. The lion's share of the work is done by all the folks creating the podcasts. You just need to keep up with when a new episode comes out and someone does a brief write up and creates the thread in the subforum.

2. As far as I know this isn't really being done with any success or flair anywhere else.

3. If it was successful and you managed to drive new traffic to podcasts like Gralien for example, you could develop symbiotic relationships with content creators like Micah Hanks, or the boys from Grimerica. They may be able to give the forum an occasional mention which drives traffic back here. One hand washes the other.

4. You would then have a platform for folks who are already content creators and forum members to publish articles on the wordpress site. I can see Max or Jim Smith or other folks occasionally producing content that they might put on their blogs and instead sometimes publishing it on the psience forum sister site.

Anyway. A lot of work, but if you really want to have a vibrant forum with new members being attracted on a regular basis, then you will need to have some kind of content creation engine that links them back to the forum. Otherwise you will end up with an echo chamber of the same 30 people saying the same thing for a couple years until we all die of boredom.

Thanks,

Chuck

Sounds reasonable, but I definitely agree there is a gap in the market for a third party publisher to pull together and review audio/video in narrowly defined subject fields, so you can go to one place to get it. At present it's scattered all over the place.

I guess it's really the same role that any written publication has been doing for text documents/pictures, be they scientific publications, or fashion magazines... I've not really searched much, but I've not come across any sites that focus on a narrow field, and gather and review video/audio.
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