In this thread, I'll be checking in regularly over the next couple of months to support and encourage content drafting. More on that in a moment.
First a reflection that is probably most relevant for members of the community who have been around for a few months, but perhaps interesting for others nonetheless.
Content Drafting is of course an important milestone we are going to hit later this month, but for those of us who have been part of Narrative's journey since before the Alpha, it also represents a pretty big mental shift.
We have spent almost a year thinking about Narrative, and taking various steps towards the infrastructure of content by suggesting niches, voting, sharing and probing ideas together in the community, etc.
Content itself is a different beast - one we will have to shift gears for. From the analytical and mechanical tasks we've engaged in up until now, we have to connect our creativity, wit and discipline to the task of the network putting its best foot forwards, content wise, on launch day.
For some of us, this will not be a problem at all. In fact I suspect many community members who have been less active up until now, will come into their own quite naturally once content drafting is upon us.
For others, it may be challenging. Some people thrive on brainstorming and planning but struggle with execution. For them, what I ask is: honor your strengths and weaknesses. Don't beat yourself up if producing content does not come as easily for you - or feels less fulfilling - than the ways you have engaged with Narrative to date. But please do push yourselves. Negotiate with the difficulty, and produce the best content you can.
Among the many factors required for success along the roadmap, the quantity and quality of content Narrative offers on launch day is a big one.
So - as I mentioned, I'll be returning to this thread over the next couple of months to encourage content drafting. If you feel stuck, or want to run something by other community members - see if others here can help: that sort of reaching out is welcome here.
I'll also keep a bit of a running tab on my content drafts here - to help keep myself honest (part of discipline!) - feel free to do the same. This, in and of itself, may be quite inspiring to the community at large to put more into this initial push of content - so by sharing notes on your progress, you may be helping us all as well as yourself.