We’re building an online space for our maker community oriented around sharing and discovering handcraft. Over the last several months, our direction has been influenced by personal conversations with all kinds of makers. Now, we’re opening up the discussion to the larger community.
The possibilities are big and exciting but right now we’re focused on fit: What is appropriate? What is delightful? What actually serves us?
This post is a public work in progress. Consider contributing your insight in the comments next to each point or at the bottom of the post. If you haven’t already, you might want to read our Vision to Values first. You can also read and comment on our underlying assumptions.
Focused on handcraft
Makers, not resellers
See the work you expect
Discovery through Curation
Managed by makers
Connection around our shared values
A neutral voice
Encourage direct sales
Serving makers of all skill levels
Free for everyone
Everyone shows and gets respect
Get help when you need it
Better without big data
Supported by sponsors who get the vision
Hide ads if you want to
Share ad revenue
Help refine the direction
To make this flourish we need more input from the maker community. What else should be considered? What stands out to you? Share your insight in the comments below or next to each point above.