The original thread was titled "Quietness contrasts with FB buzz"
I'm not a FB fan, but here is my attempt to answer @Cecile's question:
Note: each group may have their own policy on what material can be posted, more so when external links are shared
- If the FB discussion overlaps with something documented on fmSoup, share a link and say something as you share the link "You may find this useful / Someone has a solution for this here / So&So makes good points on the same topic on fmSoup / ..."
- If you see a question is not getting answers, you can invite the person on FB to ask his question on fmSoup additionally, adding you got great feedback from the folks there.
- You can start discussions about topics that were already covered here on FB, let the discussion carry on and before it dies out, give a link to a specific Topic OR (can be even better sometimes) to a specific comment in a discussion from fmSoup (provoking scenario 1 above).
- You can point people to information that is on fmSoup with something like "have you heard about XYZ, you can read more about it <link>" ("you can read more about what So&So says" can be a good alternative if the content is from someone that has good standing on that topic or about FM in general)
- You can ask them what they think about content from fmSoup, pointing to it and expecting them to keep the discussion in FB (They still have to consult the original content to fully know what you are talking about, the assumption is they just don't know about fmSoup and can be won over, not that they know about fmSoup and prefer to exchange on FB as those users would be harder to win over)
There must be other things that can be done I'm sure. Everything comes down to 2 things:
- Content is king
- People hang out where their friends hang out (as @Cecile already pointed out)
All this assumes the person involved is already somewhat active in that given FB group. It would just feel plain weird if an outsider was starting to drop a bunch of external links to other groups/communities and is likely to get caught on easily and early on, with the added possible effect of having someone banned from that group and giving a bad name to fmSoup.
Basically, I would say you can do so if you feel like it and it contributes the FB group in an authentic way. After all, a good number of us got here after someone else posted a link on another platform (see: How we first met). Any hidden agenda will not stay hidden for long. Just the same way, we would not like someone to divert our traffic/members to another platform. "Don't do unto others what you don't want done unto you."
@EfficientBizz, I feel like creating an fmSoup FB group would be redundant and may end up diluting the content in 2 platforms.
Also, I would like to add, that a good number of us got here from our disappointment resulting from the switch from Jive to Salesforce. Since then, I would expect things to have crystallized a bit, meaning aside from people who do not have awareness of the multiple options they have, I expect people to be happy with the current state of things, so getting to change their habits can be harder.
The upcoming 1-year anniversary of fmSoup sounds like a good opportunity to loudly share on social media how our favored hang-out spot for everything FM related is now a strong community with amazing content. The nice features are added bonus. LinkedIn and Twitter are my favorite channels for something like this. Here are some of my old posts if you are looking for inspiration.
Once Claris posts official info about Engage (How it will be virtualized, when it will take place, what the content will be, what will the price be, ...) I would like to make a poll and post it to social media like I did in the past. The upcoming release can yield itself to something similar.
Finally, if you have not personally shared an invite link, what are you waiting for?