First of all a Merry Christmas to all of our sports community members which for many I know doesn't mean that much as things are definitely not normal right now. Not much we can do as they are the uncontrollables we have in life and Covid is definitely one of them. Stay active and keep posting is the one controllable we all have.
Looking back over the last week it has been relatively quiet which we tend to expect this time of the year. Families look at us cross eyed at the best of times when we disappear to write posts and engage with others on the block chain and Christmas is seen as their time.
Over the last week we managed to drag in another 9 members taking our tally to 939 which is 61 short of the year end goal. Maybe we can hit 950 by the 31st as I remain positive and hopeful this may be possible. If any of you haven't joined sports yet please subscribe as every member is valued.
20 posts were submitted since our last post regarding the OCD incubation curation and there were some new names amongst the authors which is always a highlight for me. I can comfortably say we have close to 50 authors who provide decent posts on a regular basis covering a variety of sports.
Variety is where we will find the growth of the community as I believe having core groups supporting things like hand ball, volley ball and not just main stream sports like football.
There are a number of opportunities presenting themselves now and we need to capitalise on them. @cryptosimplify has come forward and volunteered his time to help upgrade our front end and I was going to check if there is anyone else who has some skills to help him. I would but what I know is dangerous lol and will help in other ways. I expect in the New Year we will gather a core group of users and have regular meet ups on discord as we need to start being active with what happens next.
The reality is we need to break away from what we currently have to give us a separate identity to show we have some movement and a community that is active. There have been a few posts and comments and reading between the lines the Hive community is watching hoping communities start doing new things. Fortunately tribes like Leo have shown the way and we need to start following not the same path but a path of our own.
One of the opportunities is for someone like @cryptosimplify to get some of his team mates signed up. For those of you who don't know he is playing in league hand ball in Portugal and this is a prime opportunity to get another 20 or 30 people involved fairly quickly. I believe we could find some delegations to help onboard them as I would delegate Hive and Sports to make their journey a little easier.
I believe we have to look around us if we are involved in team sports as those should be the closest mates and an easy sell right now. I have some ideas to speed up the growth, but would like to see the front end change and some new ideas thrown out first.
One idea would be to create a Hive slush fund for sports and will mention this to @patrickulrich. A post every day or every other day voted by the community with the Hive staked for development purposes. Burning tokens is not really doing much damage and development is the key to growing the community and increasing the price of the token.
Next year should be a year of change and change is good as we will move upwards as a community seizing any opportunity that we can. Please in the comments any ideas that you might have and things that you would like to see change. The community decides and it is up to all of us to make things happen.
I would like to say a big thank you on behalf of the sports community to @ocd for their support over the last 3 months. This has been something that has really helped our growth and it is truly appreciated by everyone. New users are the heartbeat of any community and we need to keep growing.