This is the first in a series of posts which will hopefully allow you to get the richest possible experience out of Web Series Today.Web Series Today is a "collaborative community based blog" about "Web series". The key word there is: community. Whether you are an author, a commenter, or just someone who enjoys reading the posts/watching the videos remember that we are one community. That means you need to get to know each other.
If you post content on Web Series Today it is particularly important to pay attention to the community aspect of the blog. There is no quicker way to turn others off your content than not reading/watching theirs. If you like their content then leave a comment. Get to know the other authors and commenters because then they are much more likely to pay attention to what you post and spend time watching your videos.
Pay attention to comments, particularly on content you post. This is the central way of communicating on Web Series Today and again, if you do not respond to a comment you probably just lost a potential reader/fan. From time to time you will also find advice from other authors about your post in the comments to your post. A quick way to find the most recent comments is the list on the right hand side of Web Series Today.
If you work on a Web Series and do not want to sign up as an author, get to know the current authors by reading/watching their posts and commenting. It is up to them whether they choose to write something about your Web series or not, so the more you network on the blog itself the more likely that is to happen.
Be generous. This has many meanings on many levels but as with any community it lives and breaths on the generosity of its members. For example, if you signed up to post your own series, think about posting a series for a friend, think about posting a series that you discovered and found highly entertaining, think about writing a review of an other series that you think deserves attention. By highlighting great content we draw readers to the blog and everyone wins, including your own series.
Be positive. Many creators are still honing their production skills, so when you leave a comment try and make sure you say something to encourage them. Often creators are highly sensitive. There is a time and place for constructive criticism, but if done without words of encouragement it can often be emotionally crushing for a new creator. No one expects you to read/watch content that does not resonate with you, but if you find something you like then leave a comment. Over time this builds the community and makes us all stronger. It also helps authors better understand what content you enjoy and want to see more of which in turn improves Web Series Today for all its readers.