Populating the Database
August 30, 2019
So reddit might just be the place to find some users. I have one interested person that came out of my r/shakespeare post. It is hard for me to expect people to annotate if I don’t, so I’ve been annotating myself somewhat. I’ve added about 20. I want to add more.
I added a new tag, speculation, for when an annotation is warranted but there is no proof for the assertion.
As I’ve said time and time again, I do not know where users will want to go with the way the culture operates because I have no users yet.
I’m planning on posting to r/books tomorrow. They expect you to have previous interaction with the community. So I went on a posting spree and now I’m up to 312 points pretty much just from r/books. It was surprisingly easy. They are friendly folks. This also means that when my first month is up on Reddit I’ll be able to create an annowiki subreddit.
I also am planning on posting to Show HN tomorrow on Hacker News. We’ll see if it gets upvoted. I’ll try again if it doesn’t. It sounds like HN Hug of Death is nowhere near as severe as I anticipated.
It seems my Google SEO is not so bad. If you search for “Hamlet anno”, for instance, you’ll get me as the third result. “anno wiki” still puts me on the second page, but hopefully that will change. Don’t know how to do a sitemap, but will figure it out.
Finally, I’m going to start adding some books. This is a list of stuff I’m interested in adding in no particular order:
- Geneva Bible
- Book of Common Prayer
- Keats, Byron, Shelley, Wordsworth
- Jane Austen
- John Milton
- Song of Roland
- Eugene O’Neill
- Tennessee Williams
- Fredrick Douglass
- Uncle Tom’s Cabin
- Henry James
- Jonathan Edwards
- Tao Te Ching
- JS Mill
That’s it for now.