I’ve created a WordPress blog on my agendi.com domain called “the green balcony project” in order to firstly encourage and challenge people to use their balcony/backyard in a more sustainable way and to investigate the act of creating a community around a particular niche (in this case domestic environmental concerns).
In particular interest to me is “how much community makes a community”? Green Balcony Project has been running for less than a month and so far it is hard to get the message out. I haven’t really gone hard on it – a few tweets here and there, but the lack of action is depressing.
So far WordPress has proven to be an really nice blogging platform but I have my doubts about it being able to facilitate a community style site. I have also set up the wordpress forum (bbPress) integration to add more community firepower.