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Wednesday, August 19th, 2009 06:33 am
I guess, I have not yet figured out how to use DW.

I know how to post to my account, how to join a community and how to post to that community but I don't know why?

I mean I don't see a point in writing - especially asking questions - if there is no one reading it. So how can I get people read my entries? I tried to look for some ideas, maybe a dw_community that deals with this question but I could not find one. I found the list of official DreamWidth communities but the closest I found to what I am looking for was
[site community profile] dw_community_promo and maybe [site community profile] dw_nifty but neither is really what I want.

Maybe the problem is that I don't know anyone here. Well I know [personal profile] csjewell who invited me
here and I exchanged 2 e-mails with [personal profile] damned_colonial but I don't think I know anyone else here.

So how do I get knowing others here?
Wednesday, August 19th, 2009 02:27 pm (UTC)
Unless you're unusual and/or a celebrity, the main way to get people reading is to read them first - most of the time, people make friends and read each other in a reciprocal way. So I'd suggest subscribing to anyone who looks interesting, comment on a couple of their entries, give it a day or two and see what happens.

There are a few techie-related communities on Dreamwidth - it looks like you've already found [community profile] perl, and most of the others are mentioned on [site community profile] dw_community_promo at some point, so have a browse through the tags there.

However, most of the techie posts I've seen have been either Dreamwidth dev-related ones in official communities, or ones on personal journals. For instance, [personal profile] owl works at an IT company, as does [personal profile] afuna, and they both talk about their work occasionally on their journals. I'd suggest subscribing to both of them, or possibly just tracking certain tags for [personal profile] owl, as he/she also posts about other stuff. Other people who do a lot of programming include [personal profile] kareila, [personal profile] zorkian and [personal profile] janinedog, but they don't tend to talk about it as much.

I'd also suggest you post an entry in [community profile] perl, saying hi and telling people about the Padre community you created.
Wednesday, August 19th, 2009 02:37 pm (UTC)
Actually, someone just filed a bug for that, probably prompted by your post given the timing, so something official should get written soon.
Wednesday, August 19th, 2009 06:10 pm (UTC)
[personal profile] cesy is right, easiest way to get people to read your content is to start reading theirs.

I do a lot of Perl/other programming personally, but I don't tend to talk about it every day. But I'd love to participate in discussions about it, if you write about it, or in [community profile] perl, etc.