Create a space for people to come together around something meaningful. The modern world needs secular churches for continuity, and you can start one by gathering on a regular basis. Hosting can be exhausting (see Events are work), so it helps to collaborate with others. Bringing people together doesn't require specialized skills, but it can take some effort and persistence, which is why many don't do it but often appreciate it. As people get to know you and start having their own ideas and suggestions, you can give them an outlet to make it real. Online, it helps to pay less attention to what platforms incentivise you to do, focusing more on community essence.
I hosted or co-hosted events in various communities over a period of six months:
- Zero Data Swaps feature conversations about important concepts around data ownership, like data schemas or portability, and resulted in the creation of an simple example project for anyone looking to integrate with the existing protocols.
- Interintellect salons to cultivate deep discussion in groups on topics of interest to me, such as music and emotion, social bridges, how apps impact our habits, and improvisation
- remoteStorage hangouts are a way to connect with other people passionate about creating apps using the protocol, and a more relaxed and casual space to share what we've been working on.
One of the 100 steps to success.