Suggestions to boost communications and engagement
Joining these groups can be scary for people as they don't know what community they are coming into and how they will be received. I'd like to suggest a few things to help get people engaged more.
- On joining, someone contacts the person to get to know them a little better, explains the use of the website and Facebook, and where that person is most likely to connect with others.
- There are smaller private groups for specific types of people where the person might feel more at ease and be more likely to connect. E.g., specific condition groups, food/diet-related groups, area groups, LGBTQ+ groups, community development groups, etc. I feel it's important to give people safety and space to be themselves.
- A buddy system would help link existing members up with new members. This might only involve checking in with them twice after joining to see if they have any questions and to get feedback.
These measures should increase feedback and improve communication.
Feedback welcome :)
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