How do we encourage lurkers to become more active participants in our communities?

How do we encourage lurkers to become more active participants in our communities?

How do we encourage lurkers to become more active participants in our communities?

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  1. I think as moderators, we can make “lurkers” more comfortable by doing what we can to  . . .

    1) provide as much context and rationale as possible

    2) post and reply using comments of encouragement, especially when lurkers post for the first time in the community.

    3) Occasionally give a call-out to a known lurker that is doing something compelling you know about, but phrase it such that is does not require a response from said “lurker.”  Perhaps even post a piece of work that person has shared in an alternate space.

    There are other thought here, but I am short on time right now.  Perhaps I’ll have more when we talk today.

  2. I think as moderators, we can make “lurkers” more comfortable by doing what we can to  . . .

    1) provide as much context and rationale as possible

    2) post and reply using comments of encouragement, especially when lurkers post for the first time in the community.

    3) Occasionally give a call-out to a known lurker that is doing something compelling you know about, but phrase it such that is does not require a response from said “lurker.”  Perhaps even post a piece of work that person has shared in an alternate space.

    There are other thought here, but I am short on time right now.  Perhaps I’ll have more when we talk today.

  3. I think as moderators, we can make “lurkers” more comfortable by doing what we can to  . . .

    1) provide as much context and rationale as possible

    2) post and reply using comments of encouragement, especially when lurkers post for the first time in the community.

    3) Occasionally give a call-out to a known lurker that is doing something compelling you know about, but phrase it such that is does not require a response from said “lurker.”  Perhaps even post a piece of work that person has shared in an alternate space.

    There are other thought here, but I am short on time right now.  Perhaps I’ll have more when we talk today.

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