Communicating with our community which includes end-users becomes more and more important. Especially end-users often don’t use GitHub and may won’t join our Matrix channel. But most people these days run one or another social media account and would be willing to follow us there.
I’m wouldn’t recommend to use an instance where you already have an account (as this maybe becomes annoying with switching accounts all the time), so maybe fosstodon?
Not a really strong preference, I could also imagine things like floss.social or mastodon.technology. But I also don’t mind when you decide to go for your own instance As I said, my main concern would be the account switching required to manage it
I can vouch for his stability and infra. Being part of the librehosters, we both have to have bus factor strategies in case something happens to one of us and ours is to give the other root access. He’s got a massive server, everything runs in its own dedicated container, and he does automated backups daily.
I’ve created the account and done some preliminary icons and such. What do you think? https://social.snopyta.org/@CodiMD
I added the link here before I edited the account so the preview won’t show it lol.
We could do like a daily series of tips to using CodiMD. For example, I just found out how amazing slide mode is and will be using it to present at SouthEast LinuxFest next month. One toot could be something like:
Did you know #CodiMD has a slide mode? You can use it to create complex presentations just with Markdown and a few lines of YAML!
<link to an example>
<screenshot of the overview with multiple branches>
And so on. The account could also be used to announce new releases, talk about contributors/community members, etc.
Nice! I like this first toot, time to make the account a bit more official!
I’m a bit worried that when we go for “daily tips and tricks” we’ll run into issues of having no more content after the first 3 weeks. But on the other hand, things are moving forward and for the first 3 weeks it can only help to grow the account, so let’s go for it. We might want to setup a pad with drafts.
We could start a CodiMD pad with all tipps and check off those that were already posted. If the list is very long, I don’t see a problem with daily tipps. If the list gets shorter, we can always switch to longer intervals.
I would suggest to add a hashtag to those tips. In case anyone wants to mute daily tips to just receive release notifications and low-volume info, they should be able to do so as well. #EverydayCodiMD#LIFEHACK#CodiMDProtip#LittleKnownCodiMDFact#DailyShortTip?
Also: I really like the way https://mastodon.social/@climagic handle their account. They sometimes do reruns of basic tips for newcomers. (I also their frequency of tweets/toots).