| ||Ask HN: How do you prime/start a community for your site?|
18 points by jmilinion on Feb 12, 2013 | hide | past | web | favorite | 11 comments |
|I once built a Q&A site for advance technical questions. It didn't work out. It ended up having an overwhelming amount of bots instead of people using it. A while later, Stack Overflow came online and it became a success. While it was more advanced than what I had, it wasn't too different in concept from what I made.|
Looking back, it was pretty obvious what Stack Overflow had that I didn't - a following. Joel & Jeff's blog attracted a ton of readers over the years and those readers turned Stack Overflow from nothing into something.
I'm not someone who has the talent to write continually write insightful blog posts nor do I have the mindset to hype things up in forums. I'm not sure what kind of options there are for someone like me to get those first few users.
How do you prime a community for your service?
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