In little more than two weeks, RYOC has moved from a concept into practice.
It began with an idea of how citizens can collaborate on current events and issues, bills in the House and Senate, executive orders, court decisions and treaties. It is now a series of blogs on which people can comment, not only at the end of the blog (ok, but boring), but also in the interactive, collaboratively-rich environment of a message forum. You’re not limited to blog comments. You can start your own threads on the message forum, in addition to responding to threads created by others.
That’s where we are now.
The vision for RYOC’s future is a blog space for everyone, thereby duplicating my own efforts, but from your own perspective.
RYOC’s strength is inherent in its structure. Before I created RYOC, I examined other political message forums, discovering what works, and why, as well as what doesn’t work. The research and design phases alone took four months, as I wanted to be certain that RYOC was a cut of above the rest, even out of the starting gates.
I believe I succeeded.
No message forum is greater than its users, though, and that’s where you come in. I invite you to join us in providing rich, insightful content! The more you post, the more others will post, until everyone’s posting about everything. That’s the measure of a healthy online community. 🙂
If you have any suggestions for improvement, I welcome your input here, on RYOC Forums!