After thinking about it for a while (and reading the replies in Mac Power Users Merchandise), would it be outlandish for the Mac Power Users brand to expand outside of weekly podcasts? One thing I have noticed about this community is that…
- It is fairly active compared to similar communities
- It is full of respectful users
- It is powered by forum software that’s modern
Those three elements have not really been captured by any other Apple communities. Some other Apple communities have an advantage over Mac Power Users though.
They create news articles (or even blog posts) to go along with their communities. Those news articles help to keep people engaged and constantly discussing them. I think it’s just a matter of trying to decide if you should prioritize quantity or quality instead. Many Apple communities began small. They grew and had a large enough userbase to start creating news articles regarding Apple. The news articles helped to significantly increase their userbase and engagement (especially community events).
It might be a big question to ask, but I wonder why the Mac Power Users brand doesn’t branch outside of their weekly podcast and end up doing the same thing as other Apple communities? Maybe it would even give @anon54919170 an excuse to stop reposting MacRumors articles on Mac Power Users.
Thank you for your attention.