I've been a blogger, off and on, since "weblog" first became a word, but the way blogs and communities are built these days confounds me. I miss tight-knit, ye olde internet communities but am no longer sure how they are built or nourished in a noisier, more commercialized web. I need opinions. [more inside]
I run a website. I try to get other people involved in writing, and many start out excited to participate, but that interest drops off. I'm not sure how to "nicely bug" people to encourage that community participation. Help? [more inside]
Which organisations, companies, community groups, etc support and encourage embracing both arts/humanities AND STEM (especially technology)? [more inside]
I've been working on a few different zines myself, but I'd love to find more zine community online. What are some of the best sites, communities, blogs, Tumblrs, Twitter accounts, for getting into zine communities? [more inside]
What are the best online communities for short story writers? [more inside]
Looking for online fiction, non-fiction and creative writing communities and forums of all kinds. [more inside]
How do I turn my current (quite positive) experience with community work into (a) anthropological research pre-grad or (b) non-fiction writing? Or, how do you conduct research outside of the academy? [more inside]
I'm looking for examples of websites that have successfully enhanced a research community (academic or artistic) with a dynamic online/social/mutual-portfolio presence. Blog and social media based hubs, perhaps, that showcase the possibilities of web portfolio/research integration for academic and creative purposes. [more inside]
What are some genre-breaking companies that blur the line between for-proft and non-profit in imaginative ways? [more inside]
Ok so I have asked a similar question recently but I wanted to be more specific to get some feedback from people. Thanks. [more inside]
What are the best online communities for poets? This previous thread says that poetryslamming was pretty good, but it looks dead now. Are there any others?
Anyone know any active writing forums they would recommend? [more inside]
I've written some fiction. Now I want to see if it's any good. [more inside]
Is their a free service that will edit my essay? [more inside]
I'm looking for an informal online writing community. I've got a lot of ideas for short stories, but without peer reviews, I just don't have any drive to finish stuff. Plus, you know, having other writers tell me what sucks is helpful, too. Subject matter varies quite a bit.