!afterpod admin (rick)
I seem to be too new to have a rep built up enough to post on Hubzilla Advocacy, however, as I am getting a feel for Hubzilla I just wanted to share some ideas. Please excuse me if I repeat anything you already know as I realise I'm popping up at the last hour rather than the first Matching Product To People
Although Hubzilla is a platform upon which it all can be done, I can't find much information on how
it can be done. The few articles I've read are very "developer"y" which make it sound like its a developer to developer product only. I think this is a key point. Has there been any discussion on doing some simple fun feature articles?"Fun How To" ArticlesThis article
is the only user friendly one aka fun feature stuff I could find. Only due to searching did I find the user manual (I think)
but it is not really user friendly. While It is a great resource, very comprehensive and well written, its heavy to read. The basic expectations today's audience has in information is simple format like the below headings:
I'm assuming that there would also be a matter of having time and people to help on anything that gets done. I was also thinking of other self written articles platforms which will get good search positioning includes Quora, Linkin & Medium.. is there any others?
When I did some sales and marketing I found it helps to consider the public (aka audience) as a child. In today's busy society people want: #
To know the bits that matter to them (how it improves their life) #
In a few easy to read sentences #
with big bright shiny pictures #
which is easy to follow
before the next bright shiny thing get their attention.
I think theres enough fun buttons to push on Hubzilla but nothings really been shared about them in detail.Publicity Planning - Release of 3.8 (Part 2)
I saw this post which in in Hubzilla Advocacy as being important. It has the right idea. @philipp
expanded on it to say:
Adressing the different groups in the homepage:
It's good that at hubzilla.org there are already the options "Register an account on HUBZILLA ⟩⟩ Start", "Try a demo" and "Run your own hub". If we draw on the different use cases we could make a sections there like: "Who wants to use Hubzilla?"
1.People that are looking for an alternative to centralized web services like social media, blogging, cloud storage, calders, wikis ...
2.Hobby Administrators who want to build a secure and privacy-respecting platform for themselves and their friends on a homeserver or shared hosting
3. Groups, institutions or enterprises that look for a extendable decentralized collaboration platform, content management system or website generator.
Clicking on on of the three categories leads you to an extra section that explains why Hubzilla is a good pick for that particular usecase, provides examples how it has been used and how to go on from there. (e.g. sign up or install)
The last sentence I found particularly note worthy.
Having a list of what apps are best for which Group will help clarify how to use Hubzilla. Doing a series of articles focusing on one group at a time and the related apps in a simplied "How To" style will create some mini manuals on the web and spark interest. Lots of Photos and pictures included.
I am borrowing this from Nextcloud but they have already done something like this. I can just choose the bundle to download as Admin depending on what i want my users to be doing. As users don't know what Apps are best for them or how to use them it acts as a deterrence as it seems too vast with no direction.
I believe it would help Hubzilla enormously if there was anyone who is good at writing did some bundle articles talking only of one concept at a time. Philipp suggested something similar in the above quote. It is sound advice. Doing some How To articles in simple style will act as mini manuals to help people get started too.User Friendly Manual
With permission, I was also wondering if someone could advice which apps would work best for each group when possible. I don't really know enough yet to know all it can do. But as I was going to do a channel In my spare time to put tips etc together for friends but then I thought I may as well try doing something for the end user. I'm thinking to cut and paste the manual with pictures etc. But not change any wording. Please let me know if that is okay.
Lastly, I really liked the Thought of the day (below)... It would make a great catchphrase if its not already.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Hubzilla is NOT a "does it all" platform. Hubzilla is a platform upon which it all can be done.
Well, thats the main thing floating around my mind for now. Hopefully I hope you dont mind a newbie piping up. Cheers. https://gerzilla.de/settings/editor/?f=&rpath=/channel/talyadf