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September 25th, 2022

We will feast on excellent content, explore new theories, and nurture opportunities to craft, decorate and garden.

Our journey preparations are complete, and the adventure through these strange digital realms has begun. Onward:

  • As of last week, we’ve shared 59 long-form articles in the Folklore Drip and welcomed 150 members to the community. We are sold-out.

  • As of today, Folklore is a community of members with shared interests; it was “an extended dinner conversation” on Telegram discussing online culture and how media is evolving.

  • As of tomorrow, we will move one step towards becoming a decentralized autonomous media network. It is time to begin work towards our second milestone: commissioned writing. (👀 New post coming soon 👀)

Beforehand, some community updates. If you feel lost or confused, read first about decentralised media networks and then about Folklore’s participation process.

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September 4th, 2022

Today marks 2-weeks since the initial launch. Some structure is beginning to emerge and we should make sure to document it. After all, writing is sensemaking.

Folklore has three primary gathering spaces as of today: The Drip, The Forum, and The Journal. Together, they form a larger, single space of exploration and connection. It’s important to note that this space is not for marketing. There will be no KPIs or OKRs.

Instead, we can imagine the Folklore space as an extended dinner conversation. We will feast on excellent content, explore new theories, and nurture opportunities to craft, decorate and garden.

In this post we will talk through this space and how you can best participate today. This planning template should also help others building their own community spaces. If you find this guide useful, make sure to collect it. Want to join Folklore? Head over to our launch announcement here.

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September 2nd, 2022

Since launch, we’ve distributed 105 totems to 105 souls on our digital anthropological expedition. You may be one of them. If not, fear not, you can still join us.

For those that have joined, it seems like we have a few outstanding travel preparations as we start our journey into our strange online realms.

A dream of a caravan travelling to a distant digital realm. Created via beta.dreamstudio.ai
A dream of a caravan travelling to a distant digital realm. Created via beta.dreamstudio.ai
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August 23rd, 2022

Welcome to the Folklore blog. If you are a token holder and member, please register here: guild.xyz/folklore. Otherwise, you can join the adventure at the launch announcement link.

It’s useful to map out how a community is set up at its inception. The documentation process clarifies the intention of the design while helping others gain inspiration to try out variations themselves.

Back in 2021, I wrote my first How-To article with Cabin. Specifically, I wrote my first article, here on Mirror, about how Cabin set-up their initial DAO. Unbeknownst to me, this article helped many other communities blossom. Moreover, this framework is the same one that has been used to design Folklore.

Unlike Cabin, Folklore is much smaller and limited in scope. While Cabin is building a decentralized city, Folklore is building a single-purpose discussion forum. At least initially. As a result, I wanted to share an updated how-to framework.

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August 21st, 2022

Welcome to the Folklore blog. If you are a token holder and member, please register here: guild.xyz/folklore. Otherwise, you can join the adventure at the launch announcement link.

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August 20th, 2022

UPDATE: We are currently sold out. Thank you everyone for your support. If you’d like to get involved, please subscribe to this publication. In addition, feel free to get in touch directly on Twitter @rafathebuilder if you’d like to make a contribution and participate.