Livecode Community Site

Tom Glod tom at
Wed Jul 8 13:28:59 EDT 2020

Thanks for your thoughts Richard.  You are right on the content delivery
channels.  Posting content on social media directly is definitely
worthwhile, but I really think the market opportunity may be there for a
LiveCode related 'hub'.  I think its possible for this site to be a semi
everyday visit, a great destination for new LC developers, and a true hub
for (new) livecode developers / teachers.

I end up on livecode journal every once in a while if i am searching for
something, there is a wealth of information there (thanks!!!!)..... though,
to a new user, they may not be sure they are on a current website.
It would make sense to post links to these blog posts....with proper open
graph data.

Yeah.....LC Inc's strengths are not currently in social marketing or
community engagement, but that can change, and maybe this site can help
with that.

I will update this thread with a link to the roadmap.



On Wed, Jul 8, 2020 at 1:31 AM Richard Gaskin via use-livecode <
use-livecode at> wrote:

> Tom Glod wrote:
>  > I feel like nothing out there, LC related, feels like its maintained
>  > of kept up to date.
> True dat, though there are a few.
> LiveCode Journal has been fallow too long for a couple reasons: it's a
> lot of work to keep fresh content flowing, and ultimately I found that
> content needs management and much more, so I've been making tools for
> that. My hope is that the tools will allow me to kick out content more
> prolifically, but the tools themselves require  quite a bit of time
> before that happens.
>  > Livecode themselves don't really have much of a social presence.
> They have no content strategy that's evident.  That's too bad. it works.
>   Content strategy is pretty much how companies grow in the 21st century.
>  > So for new developers, it all just seems 'stale'.
>  >
>  > A modern, maintained site with up to date content would very easily
>  > become one of the top results for those searching for livecode. (I
>  > could be wrong)
> Yes, to fresh content - but need it be in one domain?
> Is the goal to create a new funnel that goes through all the steps to
> bring people into a new place...
> - or -
> ...could the content be delivered to where people already are?
> An article at LinkedIn can be promoted in groups and forums, but being
> at LinkedIn will be seen by more people more quickly than you could
> expect through organic search engine traffic.
> Even better, search engine traffic only applies when the searcher
> happens to be searching for phrases that a given domain ranks high for.
> But in existing sharing networks like LinkedIn, people can discover
> things they might never have thought to search for.
> The mother ship itself is also a good venue:
> LC Ltd loves guest content in their blog, and additions to the Lessons
> and docs.  The nice thing about making contributions with the core
> project is they keep the highest-possible-ranking site looking fresh,
> while also reducing work for the author.
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