While I am working on ways to promote this great community to new people, there are a couple of things that you, the community, can do to help us spread the word...just through sites and activities you're already doing!
Some ways to help include, but are not limited to:
- Put your Stack Exchange flair in your email signatures, on your blog, or anywhere else on the Internet you inhabit! (If you don't know how to do that: go to your profile page. On the second set of tabs - underneath all your profile info - select the "flair" tab. You can then copy the HTML code for either site-specific flair, or a combined piece of flare that shows up to 7 sites where you have 200+ reputation. Pretty neat, huh?)
- If you have a blog, consider throwing up a link to music.stackexchange.com (your profile or the general site) or writing a review of the site. If you write a review, feel free to write a genuine and honest review of the site. You know the site, its strengths and weaknesses; we don't mind you sharing both. Of course, it would be great if you could talk about what you use it for, how you've found it helpful, etc., and if you talk about areas that you think could use some improvement, let us know here in meta (certainly doesn't hurt to offer suggestions, too!).
- If you see a great question or great answer (yours or someone else's), use those social buttons! Share them on Facebook and Twitter. (Did you know you can earn some cool badges by sharing links to this site through the "link" button on each question and answer?)
- Next time you're shopping for music gear, tell your local music shop owner about us. If they have slow days at work and are on the computer anyway trying to pass the time, they might want to share their expertise online!
- Mention music.stackexchange.com as a resource for any aspiring musician, music teacher, or any member of the general public you encounter who has a question that can be answered by this site.
What do you think of these ideas? Do you have any other suggestions for simple ways to get the word out about Stack Exchange as a resource for musicians?