What We Can Do To Move The POB Community Forward | My Own Proof Of Brain
This past week I've been really silent in the POB community and it ended up affecting my general engagement on hive because most of my friends are in this Community and it is one of the communities I admire the most. I wouldn't say I lost hope in the community but I'll just say I wanted to take a break and do more of reading and silently curating.
The POB has a problem whether or not we're going to admit it. Some people might not see it as a problem but a lot of others see it as a problem. Whatever your view may be as long as it's geared towards the betterment of this community, that's what matters most.
I noticed something this week and I'm going to share my own views on what I noticed.
First off, I noticed that the engagement is really dying in this Community. Whether or not we'll like to attest to this fact, it is actually clear. If you've been really observant you'll notice the the #pobtalk that used to thrive so much is now struggling in terms of activity and engagement. There's really no eagerness or vibe in the various discussions on a daily basis. Sometimes it just feels like there's not enough drive to bring about meaningful conversations.
I don't know why this is so, but I'm guessing that the #pobtalk should look for days to implement some certain kind of changes, it doesn't have to be the same routine everytime. Today might be a day where, everyone is asked to know five things about the first person that comments under their comments, or there could be fun topics raised for discussion, atleast it'll be an added attraction and users would be looking forward to such days.
I also noticed that the #pobstreet which is an amazing avenue for Community members and community owner to interact on how to grow the community forward, is lacking in terms of activity. What do I mean, they're way too few people talking about what needs to be done to move this community forward and I noticed that most of the big names in the POB hardly even engage in this talks. I know most of them might be busy and all but I feel that when the ones who have a greater stake and a lot of say in the community are quiet about what's going on in the community, how then do they expect the little fishes and newcomers who have hardly or no say in this Community development to engage in talks about community development.
They can continue giving their opinions and at the end of the day they'll be no change or implementation. It becomes really tiring and discouraging most times. Then, I also noticed that some people are scared to air out their views for fear of being marked for constant downvotes from people that'll disagree with them. It really is heartbreaking and I write this post with a little bit of disappointment.
When I joined this community I was told it was a place where you get accepted for who you are and you get a voice, you get a chance to express yourself more freely than in other platforms. I know that, it's not possible anywhere and some necessary steps were taken to rid the activities of frauds but I believe that they can still be room for anyone to air their views. Not everyone thinks the same way and my view might be entirely different from yours, that's what makes us amazing in our way.
I must give kudos to Mineopoly for his recent game the #Greedyyellowbird even though I've not been able to really participate in it. It's actually a great way to bring activity in this community. If we have more initiatives like that from big whales or any one willing to to part of these initiatives, it'll interest the rest of the community to participate. It can happen, short games that wouldn't require too much and would still at the same time guarantee rewards is a plus.
I'm glad with the recent development about getting a use case and also the introduction of NFTs for the POB and I'm glad the community leader thought of such an initiative. I've noticed there's been a lot of cry for the activeness of the leader in the community and I must also agree that it is necessary. I don't like to compare because I feel every one has their own issues and personality but I'll still suggest that the community leader picks a day for interaction. It could be something like Sundays With Proofofbrainio and it'll be days to dive into the mind of the community leader.
Every sheep needs a Shepard to guide them on the right part to follow and I feel that a leader would be nothing without his followers. Let us feel the impact of our amazing leader in this community. I've always wondered what the leader would say when he reads a great post. Wouldn't it be nice to know if the leader actually likes his coffee hot or cold. Any how it is, I'm pretty sure that the leader of this Community is indeed wise enough to make decisions that'll help this Community moves forward even though I suggest he mustn't do it alone.
They're a lot of ways to move this community forward, and I'm pretty much appreciative of the wonderful set of people that have been working tirelessly to ensure that this community is ideal enough for us all. I must say I love you all and I hope that you'll continue to find the strength to move this community forward.
I don't have the answers to everything, neither does Scholaris or funshee, but with our hearts combine together and our heads joined together I believe we can make exploits and perform wonder. I trust it can be very possible and I'm hoping we all join our hands together to restore this great Community towards it's former glory and gear it towards greatest.
This post in no way promotes any body against the other. I just wanted to clear my head and appeal for us to be steadfast in community development. It also in no way welcomes any sentiment or call for disunity.
Thank you for reading this post ❤️