The Internet is full of “good enough” information. Trying to be all things to all members is the kiss of death online in 2012. Determine what’s working on your website, what your members seem to gravitate toward, and do more of that. Don’t be afraid to cut content for the sake of doing fewer things better.
Do the searching for your members. Content curation sites like scoop.it and squidoo.com make it drop dead simple for people to cull niche content for specialized audiences. Is there a way to curate your organizational or industry content in a relevant and meaningful way for your members? When isn’t making your members’ lives easier a killer member benefit?
I'll be part of a webinar put on by Higher Logic tomorrow, Thursday, October 22 at 1pm Central. It will be a case study webinar on the building of a community from the eyes of the association and the vendor. PromaxBDA recently launched a new website, community and custom awards module. Come to this webinar to find out what it really takes to get a Web 2.0 project off the ground. This one promises to be full of useful, real-world insights. Don't miss it.
Yes, you've heard of social networking by now. You know the basics, but now you need more!