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Jul 14, 2019 14:57:59

Re: Why I started #Teamstreak

by @jacklyons PATRON | 389 words | 🐣 | 127💌

Jack Lyons

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In my opinion, there's nothing inherently wrong with being opted-in without your consent. I know may pressure some writers to maintain their streak but it shouldn't. In my mind #Teamstreak is a helpful boost to congratulate oneself for giving it a go.

30 days is a good, honest level of achievement. Heck, if I could do 30 days of any new skill, I'd likely be far better off than I am today. I think #Teamstreak has it's place in helping newcomers find their footing. We all come here with different expectations, goals, values …

Maybe #Teamstreak can be more than just a congratulatory pat on the back and more of an accountability system. Maybe the veterans of the platform can buddy up with the newcomers?

I've had so many up's and down's on this platform and I still don't know why I'm here. I just turn up. Most days I find joy it in, but like I recently posted, there are days where I resent being here too. But no matter what the endeavour, all professionals will tell you that the key to success is consistency and putting in the work rain, hail or shine.

Now, I honestly still don't know what I'm doing here and I've tried to figure that out. It's stressful and annoying but for some reason, deep down, I know it to be an important pursuit. I wish all things in life could reveal themselves so we would know the path to take, but that is NEVER the case. You have to join the dots yourself.

I think #Teamstreak is important but it could be more. It could be a more supportive and open environment where users could interact with each other and share ideas, tips, knowledge and power. Opting in is likely a good idea, but in general, perhaps there needs to be a clearer, more defined onboarding process from the start. I had a friend who wrote about this in his very first post. He only lasted three days and never came back. Obviously he was overwhelmed.

So yes to teamstreak, but yes please to a better onboarding process. I don't know what that should look like, but I'm open to having a discussion and seeing where it takes us.

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    @jacklyons I think the reason why people stay is how they are welcomed by the tool and the community. Improving the onboarding process is crucial indeed. The community remains the most important aspect though, so I guess the best solution is to encourage confirmed members to welcome the new ones by reading and leaving encouraging comments. How about a small section on the main feed page + "new member" notifications for example? Open to suggestions.

    Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Jul 16, 2019 06:03:20
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    @jacklyons I'm very happy that you're in. I agree with you about a better onboarding process in general to help people get footing in those crucial early days of staring on this platform. I am sure the group can tackle this problem and come up with some great ideas.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jul 14, 2019 17:59:30
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