7 days into Ship 30for30 has made it apparent that it is a program that will get stronger after each passing cohort and will grow in value as a behemoth of a digital writing platform.
Coming back - Metcalfe's Law states: the value of a network is proportional to the square of the number of connected users. As the physical cost of the network grows linearly, its value grows exponentially
Here's how Ship 30for30 can follow the path of exponential growth:
A guaranteed audience of readers
A set of readers come back as alumni for each passing cohort and they engage - This is powerful where such a large sum of folks come on their own to help new writers grow.
This large base ensures followership grows and new dedicated writers join at an exponential pace as they start getting faster feedback on topics after each cohort.
A feedback loop like no other
This model of feedback on so many topics from writers is poised to make Ship 30for30 a Pinterest-like trend predictor for topics. This is even more apparent as the platform has an ecosystem of visibility through Twitter, Circle, and Typeshare.
There is likely a need to introduce crypto into the model to reward the engagement that will soon come.
Training people to test more than write
Writing is just a natural outcome of people who want to test the waters with their ideas. Ship 30for30 teaches people to roll the ball through the simplest form of an atomic test and shows them the steps (Essay, Course, etc) to scale up only after mitigating risk.
Such value means Shippers count may grow in a linear way in the short run but in the long run, there will be Exponential Value generated for all!