Grant ID: 86865m6c0
The Graph Advocates Weekly will be a continuation of the current “Graph Advocates Spotlight” newsletter. The Spotlight is a weekly newsletter published in various social media platforms that has had historically had two core objectives.
The primary objective of the Spotlight has been to showcase Graph Advocates who choose to participate by highlighting their interests and accomplishments both inside and outside of their role as an Advocate. My hope is that showcasing the Advocates publicly has provided them with positive non-financial value by increasing their social network and receiving much deserved recognition for their contributions. I also hope it has fostered connections and conversations amongst Advocates who may not have known they share similar passions.
The second objective of the Spotlight has been to enable anyone to stay up to date on all the significant news, events, and data in The Graph Ecoystem each week, just by taking 10-12 minutes to read the “Community Roundup”, “Advocate Events”, and “Data Depot” sections of the newsletter.
Currently, there have been #55 issues of The Graph Advocates Spotlight and over the course of the last year it seems nearly every Advocate that wants to be showcased has done so. Which I think is a sign that the primary objective of the newsletter has been accomplished as much as it can be through this project.
With that in mind, my hope is to steer the newsletter in a slightly new direction to focus almost exlusively on what was formerly the secondary goal: Providing a resource for all Graph community members (but especially Advocates) to stay up to date on all the latest news, content, community grants, contributions, and job openings in The Graph ecosystem on a weekly basis. With that change in objectives, I’d like to rebrand the newsletter to the “Graph Advocates Weekly”.
The goal is to continue to leverage the existing Community Roundup, Advocate Events, Data Depot, and Contributions Dashboard sections to successfully meet that objective. I’d also expand the newsletter to include a new segment on community grant applications and developments in their status as they proceed through the evaluation period (community voting, presentations, etc.) to increase the awareness and engagement that Advocates and Community members have on the Forum and voting on grants, because I think there is room for improvement in that area.
Describe what your project does or is aiming to do in 50 characters or less:
The goal of the Graph Advocates Weekly newsletter will be to provide Advocates and Graph community members with an accessible resource of all the latest news, content, job openings, community grants, and contributions in the Graph ecosystem on a weekly basis.
If available, please enter a link to your project below:
How far along are you?:
I fully completed the previous grant awarded to me by the Graph AdvocatesDAO for the Graph Advocates Spotlight and have published 55 issues thus far.
Why did you pick this idea to work on? Do you have domain expertise in this area? How do you know people need what you’re making?:
I think this project has found a fair amount of traction, use, and enjoyment within the community over the last 15 months and I really hope that continues to be the case.
What’s new about what you’re making? What substitutes do people resort to because it doesn’t exist yet (or they don’t know about it)?:
I don’t think this would be considered a new project. Its mostly a continuation and improvement on an existing resource and project.
What’s your vision for how your project will impact The Graph and/or web3?:
I really hope to provide Advocates with a convenient, useful way to absorb and share all the latest information in the Graph Ecosystem so they can advocate to the best of their abilities.
How will you measure success?:
My goals are to:
- Publish the newsletter weekly on Twitter (X), Farcaster, Graph Telegram Communities, Graph Discord Communities, The Forum, and any other appropriate venue
- Provide Text Translators w/ a copy of the newsletter for translating for those interested
- Store all issues (English and translations) in the existing Graph Advocates Spotlight web3 archive on ChainSafe
- Maintain and hopefully increase engagement and views on all social channels
What milestones will you achieve in the coming weeks/months, with or without the grant?:
Publish 52 newsletters over the next year.
Find new and appropriate channels to publish the newsletter to on Farcaster.
Create, Publish, and iterate new Community Grants section of the newsletter.
Please select who you think will benefit from your project?:
Delegators, Subgraph Developers, Other
How much funding are you looking for? (USD):
Provide a breakdown of your requested funding:
$155.88 ($12.99/mo) for Canva Pro (the platform the newsletter is created on)
$10,530 (4.5 Hours per issue x $45/hr x 52 weeks)
Have you applied for (or already received) funding from somewhere else?:
If yes, please describe where you’ve received funding from and how much you have, or will, receive:
Can you share any information about current/past web3 experience?:
I’m a previous Graph AdvocatesDAO community grantee, Graph Advocate, Graph AdvocatesDAO member, and active user of crypto.
Why are you interested in contributing to The Graph and/or web3?:
I am passionate about The Graph’s mission, protocol, and community. As a non-technical person this newsletter is one of the best ways I’ve found I can contribute to the community.
Are you applying as a team or individual?:
What type of grant are you pursuing?:
Please select the category your project best fits into: