What to do with old forgotten and abandoned communities
Earlier on I was talking to my mate about something and she was telling me about how she used to play Farmville or something on Facebook years ago and got quite into it and created this community on Facebook about it and it was going great, people were using it to send things to other people like goats or whatever and it was all on that massive game Farmville that has like millions of players although not as many today as it used to thanks to all those other games people can play. But I think she said that she created this community based on and around the game basically and it was going quite well and all that but then she basically just stopped playing that game and abandoned the community and forgot all about it. Then recently she was doing something on Facebook and basically stumbled back on to that community and saw that it was still going quite strong. But she'd lost the will to play the game it was based on lol so hasn't really returned or isn't really doing anything with it you know?
And I've done that myself in the past too on several things and forums too where I've grown them up but then become bored and just basically ditched and abandoned them and watched it slowly die and never even really cared about it lol. And thinking about it, I would imagine that many people have also done this before in the age of the Internet!
Whether it's starting a blog or a forum community. One that is based on an interest in something like a specific game or even just games and gaming in general. That you've built up somewhat but later got bored and abandoned it!
Have you ever abandoned any of your old communities you started on something?
Are any of them still going now?
What to do with old abandoned communities like that?
I mean, there are some things you could do. For example;
You could carry on working on them or find ways to promote other things within that community and that's one of the main reasons people start communities in the first place! And you could sort of funnel the traffic in that community, to another one of your communities on something you care about these days like bitcoin or freelancing or whatever.
Or you could probably, possibly sell them as well? If you package anything nicely enough and pitch it you can sell it and people buy and sell facebook pages and groups and other social media communities all the time so that's an option too.
Or just leave it like you really really don't actually care about it at all as you're into other things now anyway.
What else is there you can do or what would you do with an old but sizeable but abandoned community?