I am so excited today to announce a side project that I have been working on: The Weaver’s Space. Its a new online community for RapidWeaver users.
Over the years I have used many platforms to communicate with my users. The first successful one was Glassboard. It was a great platform but in the end had to close its doors. After that we tried a few others but ultimately landed on Google+. Our Google+ group has been a massive success. So why move? Well Google has been changing things around and the new interface is not going in the direction that many of us like.
By using a service for my community, I am giving up control of both the data and the future existence of the community. What is to say that Google closes down groups and my community and all of its history is gone.
So I embarked on a journey to host my own community, where I have full control over the interface and have the peace of mind that it will be around for years to come. At first, this community was only going to be for my customers. However, I came to the conclusion that was a selfish point of view. If I were going to take the time to build an online community, I should make it available to everyone. This is when Weaver’s Space was born.
Over time, I hope that more of the RapidWeaver developers come aboard. Once I feel that the server and applications hit a stable point, I will start allowing other developers to create their own spaces inside Weaver’s Space.
I am really excited to to have this new community. I have a lot more things planned for it in the future. So head on over, sign up and help us make this new community great!