Write a community developer update every two months for the year 2024 and post them on zenon.info. Here are samples of prior developer updates I have written.
Each update takes me on average four hours to write PLUS the time I spend every day to be aware of all development activities. In order to write these updates I’ve built the trust of the developers and they feel comfortable telling me what they are working on if I cannot see their work. ChatGPT cannot write these updates and ChatGPT cannot earn the trust of a developer. And we cannot hire a random technical writer online to do this work. I don’t think anyone would talk to them. I make every effort to write the dev section of the update myself with limited to no input from any developer.
The developer updates are used by the community to understand the status of the project and the developers themselves read them to learn what others are doing. Some guys work silently by themselves and have no idea what others are doing.
I cannot tell you the value of the posts nor should the AZ depend on the current or future value of the posts. I am not proposing to integrate any funnels that track conversions, downloads of syrius, bridge events, or any performance metrics. I can report the page views and I can track clicks on links, but I am proposing a simple Developer Update (per the 7 samples) that I know are useful to the community. And, from what I can tell in Telegram, the community likes them.
For example, the Jan 2023 dev update received 473 views by 255 users and the average engagement was 2 minutes 27 seconds. I can share these metrics for each post going forward, but the payout is not a function of their success.
I’m asking to be compensated for my time to produce work that I think the community believes is useful, but the value is unknown. I’m also proposing no performance metrics on purpose because I do not believe ALL marketing can be measured on metrics alone.
For example, when Mr. Beast posted his first video do you think the metrics were good? And if he simply relied on those metrics to determine the value of the work would he be the media giant he is today? I believe you can create value over time with a sustained marketing effort, but the value is not readily apparent (initially). I think the dev updates and many of the articles I post on .info fit into this category. Check out how the grass roots marketing of kaspa evolved over time. From what I can tell value creation is not a requirement for rewards. There is some shitty marketing for sure, but when taken together they have a big footprint with some quality work with no VC funding.
When we pumped the other day I had an article written for every question that came up in Telegram and anyone following at that time can attest to that. I cannot tell you the value of that, but we had answers to questions.
100 znn per article for 6 articles = 600 znn paid out in two increments (month 6 and month 12). Justification assumes 4 hours per article at $50USD per hour at $2/ZNN => (6)(4)(50)/2 = 600 znn
I’m happy to share a portion of the funding with anyone who helps with artwork as others have in the past.
If I receive reimbursement for the work, it will be licensed under this model. I’ve added this license due to the insane conversation below. This content is not intended to be monetized, funneled, ground up, repackaged, and linked all over the place in an effort to profit from it or get delegators. It’s a simple dev update on what the community is doing that is shared on a neutral platform for the good of the project.
- YES I support this AZ
- NO I do not support this AZ