The startup community over at Answers OnStartups has really taken off! Dharmesh and I started it just a few months ago and it’s already helped thousands of people. And vice-versa: For every question I’ve answered, there’s another where I’ve learned something too.
It’s a total blast — you should come check it out. It’s like being in a room with 200 people in various stages of doing startups, all eager to listen to your problems and questions and ready with experience and advice.
Wait no, it’s not like that, it is that!
Actually it’s 2,000 people, with about 200 active daily. So you get a lot of viewpoints, and you get it quickly.
Recently two new developments have made the site even more fun:
Four new moderators
It takes love and devotion to curate a community like this, not only to delete spam but to help new members get involved, ask the right questions, and continue the spirit of constructive, respectful debate.
It’s a lot of work for Dharmesh and I to do alone, so we’ve recruited four users to help out. These folks were already putting a lot of time into the website, were already proactively helping new folks, and were promoting the site externally, so they were all natural choices.
- Bob Walsh of 47hats and StartupToDo.com (recently interviewed here)
- Jarie Bolander of The Daily MBA and author of Frustration-Free Technical Management.
- Tim of StackOverthrow.
- Jay Neely of Social Strategist and co-founder of EasyImpress.
Promote yourself with flair
Get one step closer to 37 pieces of flair!
You can embed a widget in your blog which shows off your (live) Answers reputation, like I’m doing now in the sidebar:
There’s a few styles to choose from, or you can style it yourself, or you can really go nuts and use a web API to extract the live data programmatically.
Find instructions for all this using the “got flair?” link on your user profile page:
I hope to see you there! Join the fun.