On 19/08/2015 7:35 a.m., Walter Bright wrote:
I hate the movie "Field of Dreams" where they push the idiotic idea of
"Build it and they will come." No, they won't. There's a blizzard of
stuff competing for their attention out there, why should they invest
the time looking at your stuff? You need to tell them why!

Here's the frustrating typical pattern I've seen here for years:

1. spend hundreds if not thousands of hours developing something really
cool
2. spend 2 minutes posting a link to the repository on D.announce
3. someone posts it to reddit. Ignore it
4. get frustrated that nobody looks at it
5. get bitter and quit

Here's the pattern that works a lot better:

1. spend hundreds if not thousands of hours developing something really
cool
2. spend 10 minutes writing the announcement to D.announce. Be sure to
include:
    who, what, where, when, why, and how
3. someone posts it to reddit
4. post the who, what, where, when, why and how on reddit AS SOON AS
POSSIBLE after the reddit link appears. Stuff on reddit has a VERY SHORT
shelf life. If it doesn't get action within a couple hours, it fades
into oblivion. Identify yourself as the author, say AMA. The first one
to post a comment tends to spark and set the tone for the discussion.
5. check back on reddit once an hour or so for the next day, answer
questions
6. *****
7. profit!

+1

We also need to get e.g. websites and web presence better for these projects. Better and good websites to represent will make it easier to find on Google.

Hum, not sure how to do that just yet.

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