Weekends are a favourite part of the week for me so it seemed appropriate to create a community focused on what I call the weekend, Saturday and Sunday - THE WEEKEND community is simple in design, like its creator [me] and a place for all weekend-oriented content. Any topic is welcome, as long as it is weekend-focused.
Posting here can be done on any day of the week of course, as long as the content is about the weekend; Either a weekend from the past, the upcoming weekend or one in the future. It doesn't matter what the content is, just as long as it revolves around a weekend.
A few posting tips
Content must revolve around your weekend: What you did, what you're going to do or what you would like to do. Any subject is welcome provided it happened, or is going to happen on the weekend with reference made to the weekend.
Show personality, passion and effort: This is my posting standard in any community to be honest and I think should be a minimum guideline to aim for. Every post you do is a showcase of what you can do and who you are and people will be attracted to posts that show effort and personality - Attraction-based marketing y'all.
Add interesting and in-focus images: Human beings think in pictures not words and as users scroll the feeds will they'll be attracted to good and interesting images. You don't need to be a photographer but using blurry, dim photos won't help catch people's eye. Think about the image you use as the main and reconsider using poor photographs in your post. Also, there's no need to load fifty images of the same thing.
Write interesting text: Your first paragraph should capture and interest the reader so make it the best you can write. Set up the rest of the post, offer a hint as to what the reader may expect to see as they work through the post. Think beginning, middle and conclusion when crafting the text and don't jump around too much - Write it so that the reader can easily follow the flow of it. Use paragraphs and punctuation to the best of your ability also - None of us are professional writers but make a little effort.
Text length matters: Posts of under 250 words won't get curated by me for additional votes from curation projects like OCD and CURANGEL. You don't need to write massive posts but short-content posting will be treated accordingly as far as votes go. Give readers a little more to work with, you might be surprised how well that goes.
Own language posting: If you would like to post in your own language that's fine but it can help the reader to provide a translation into English. Personally I do not read or write in anything but English so cannot curate posts that don't provide an English translation - It's not a rule of course, just a suggestion, it's your choice what you do.
Respond to comments: When people leave comments on your posts it's usually because they liked what they read and would like to engage with you a little. Ignoring that comment is a good way to ensure they ignore you in the future so make sure you respond. Your replies should be interesting, polite and respectful. A simple thank you is ok, but doesn't help to open up relationships so try adding a little more substance.
Content must be original, not recycled and not plagiarised - Post your own work, text and images, and quote the source of anything that is not your own. This goes for posting anywhere on hive of course. Plagiarism will be addressed.
Do not self-cross-post. This looks desperate and I don't like it. If you want to do it do so elsewhere as I'll address it here in this community of my creation.
Expect to get muted if content is not community-oriented. Getting upset about it won't much affect me either. Keeping content community-related will avoid a possible mute.
Becoming a community-member is done by posting regularly and I'll possibly make up a name for you also. You can select your own community-name by contacting me and asking if you like.
No spam-posting please folks, it'll get muted and down voted and will probably earn users doing it a rather poor reputation right across hive.
Naturally I'll not tolerate abuse if I see it - Have an opinion of course but don't be abusive to others, that's what Twitter and Facebook are for. That sort of behaviour isn't welcome on hive and neither will I accept it in THE WEEKEND community.
I humbly asked that people don't preach religion in the community - You are entitled to your beliefs and to post about it if it's weekend-related but preaching is not appropriate here. I feel confident you'll be respectful of this guideline.
I've tried to keep the guidelines to a minimum as I don't want people to get too bogged down with a large set of rules. The topic and subjects welcomed are endless, provided they are weekend-related of course. It's designed to be a fun place for people to showcase their weekend activities, travels, events or thoughts so feel free to do so.
Design and create your ideal life, don't live it by default - Tomorrow isn't promised so be humble and kind
Image is mine taken at Gardens at the Bay, Singapore.