Looking at the visits/day of our site, it can be better.
So, maybe this is a good time to look more closely at promoting our site.
I'm not sure how the twitter account is going, and I know the blog isn't getting anywhere ATM (99% my fault, 1% my university's fault), but
Our site has been drawing a few HNQ. not too many, but more than 2 lately (IIRC). It feels as though this is a good time to "strike":
- Another topic challenge. We should aim for one that'll draw HNQs, but not be controversial. A good, high-quality HNQ.
Advertising. I made 2, but I have ~0 "regularity" in those sites. People here who are relatively well known in other communities can1 promote CSE.SE in those communities. This doesn't only mean Stack Exchange sites, but also relevant Facebook groups, subreddits, instagram pages, twitter and other social media.
- Saying something like "I highly recommend checking out [cseducators.se]." And then include a link to a good question, that is particularly relevant to the specific community (i.e. my functional programming vs oop question doesn't fit well in a community of people teaching block based)
- Being gently bold is key
For those who remember the site promotion during private beta2, 3, contacting friends and colleagues directly is perfect. It's been 8 monthsI almost can't believe that since then, and almost everyone here (both from before public beta and after) has met new people, and/or met some people who might benefit from the site (as well as benefit the site). Tell them.
Finally, this really isn't a community effort if it's only 1 person's suggestion, so:
I'd like to hear what other suggestions/ideas you have, regarding these matters.
1I really don't want to say should, but It'd be very nice if they did
2This meta question, for example
3And the last paragraph of this answer to that question; this is almost exactly what I'm talking about.