"What would get YOU to do a BB?" / "How to get people doing the Permaculture Experience?"
Hi, I'm Ash. I'm trying to find more answers to this question. I think the answers will be as plural and varied as people are.
:: What are BB's? What is PEP? ::
I'd like to learn what will get you doing BB's.
Brainstorm Ideas & stuff tried
600 The presentation of the information
601 Forum-format poses a knowledge barrier for some; hard to learn a thing if one doesn't know it's there
601.1 Libraries have librarians.
610 Make the information more visible on permies (i.e. more visual / url / digital on-ramps)
611 Square images on top/side banners at permies
611.11 Straight to the SkIP Forum: https://permies.com/f/383/skip
611.12 Straight to the PEP Forum: https://permies.com/f/178/
(my preference, since that's where BB's happen)
611.2 Specific BB - (e.g. "The Skills to Inherit Property begin with... Sweeping the Floor!")
611.3 Specific Badge - (e.g. Cat pawing ball of yarn goes to Textiles)
611.4 What is SKIP? - A bright-shiny "this is SkIP and BB's" type page. The Homepage of SkIP, as it were. Could Include:
611.41 22 Aspects Page: https://permies.com/wiki/pep
611.42 What is PEP/PEX: https://permies.com/t/96687/skills-inherit-property/PEP-PEX
611.43 How long should PEP1 take: https://permies.com/t/84112/PEP-weeks-PEP-months-PEP
611.44 The SkIP Page: https://permies.com/t/125806/skills-inherit-property/SkIP-develop-Skills-Inherit-Property
611.45 ?? What other information is needed to get someone from Level 0 to Level 1 in SkIP / PEP / BB knowledge
611.5 BB Club - Happeining here, Right Now! https://permies.com/wiki/143385/skills-inherit-property/BB-Club-Weekly-Wednesdays-Mountain#1133326
611.51 Example: PEP Planner Group: https://permies.com/t/137604/started-PEP-Weekly-PEP-Sprint
611.52 Whatever the next iterations of this look like, hopefully there's more than one at a time someday
612 Cross-post PEP threads to related topical subforums (e.g. Food Prep Badge to Food Prep)
613 Make Badges for people
614 ?? Other ways to make info more visible on permies? ??
620 Make the information more digestible (i.e. more mental on-ramps)
621 Re-frame or re-describe PEP
621.1 Say SKIP instead of PEP?
621.2 Rewrite "What is SKIP?" Thread? - This seems to be coming up in other conversations, as well.
621.3 Pose SKIP as "structured re-skilling?"
621.4 "Do you have a skill you want to show off?"
622 "there's a BB for that"
622.1 Some people more likely do to the BB if they know it even exists
622.2 Help people gain system knowledge
623 a PEP badge tracker - https://permies.com/p/963012
624 An app - https://permies.com/p/963012
625 A structured "Intro to PEP" BB or video or something
626 People can list their "20 easiest BB's" - https://permies.com/t/143378/skills-inherit-property/easiest-BB
627 ?? Other ways to make the information more digestible? ??
630 Make it social: seeing other people doing BB's as encouragement (i.e. social on-ramps and social hooks)
631 Game-ify Badges more, BB5/10/20, "Air" Badges - https://permies.com/t/143477/skills-inherit-property/PEP-stepping-stone-Badges-BB
632 PEP glory page on permies - hi-score page (social hook)
633 Hi-score thread
634 Public top-banner recognition of people achieving Badge-hood?
635 "Air Badges" to denote at least 1BB earned in that aspect (i.e. I've started this badge)
- Done, a smashing success!
636 ?? Other ways to make the activity social? ??
640 Make the information more visible on other websites
641 SKIP bit.ly?
650 Make the information visible in other formats
651 PEP book
652 PEP podcasts
653 ?? Other ways to make the information visible on other websites? ??
660 Get lots of people talking about it and excited about it
661 The "Otis" "carrot"
662 ?? Other ways to get people excited about it? ??
670 ?? Other ways to re-present the information? ??
700 Working on BB's in groups
701 bb buddy helps with the social aspects
702 helps people feel connected
703 helps bring people back
704 helps people feel validated for their BB
705 helps people feel excited about...stirfry (for example)
710 working on BB's in groups: In-person
711 PEP Jamboree (WL) - https://permies.com/wiki/118704/permaculture-projects/September-October-Homestead-Skills-Jamboree
711.1 Takeaways? (I mean, I had fun)
712 regional local skills meetup, "for these things, we'll be doing these according to the rules of PEP. You don't have to, but I and a couple of others are doing this. It's basically the same, but we'll just be taking pictures also."
713 A free BB60 event at Wheaton Labs to help propel attendees toward PEP1
714 ?? Other ways to work on BB's in an in-person group? ??
720 Working on BB's in groups: On-forum - https://permies.com/t/137604/started-PEP-Weekly-PEP-Sprint
721 Monthly PEP Planner - Made a planner, with 1 BB each day for a month.
721.2 BB's picked were themed by day of the week; (e.g. Monday was cooking day)
721.3 Some work to make planner,
721.4 A BB a day is likely too much for many people
721.5 Strong virtual PEP group resulted, and persisted for about 6 weeks
721.6 But how much of that was due to the PEP planner?
722 Weekly PEP Sprints - Picked 2 BB's each week
722.1 One slot was reserved to take someone through a full badge
722.2 The other slot was for novelty, or to make it easy to join in anew
722.3 Less work to create individual segments
722.4 Didn't seem to get people as excited in the same way
722.5 BB's chosen happened to be ones the prior group had already done, precluding them from participating
722.6 A BB a week is likely right for many people
723 BB club - BB of the week / SKIP club,
723.1 possibly many more, shorter threads
723.11 big long thread can sometimes be a deterrent to people joining in
723.3 include a super easy BB every week (system knowledge on-ramp)
723.4 nominate someone else to follow after you?
730 working on BB's in groups: Live Digital-in-person (e.g. zoom) call - BB Club - https://permies.com/t/143385/skills-inherit-property/BB-Club
730.1 initial join-ees of the BB club get freebies (hook), if people attend at least 3 of the zooms, they get freebies, or something
731 Format idea 1: 3 BB's for a week
731.1 last week's 3 bb's
731.2 what needs to happen for this week's 3 bb's
731.3 include a super easy BB
732 working on BB's in groups: Live Digital-in-person weekly zoom call - Format idea 2: just one BB per week
732.1 work on a single badge as a cohort
732.2 e.g. bodger club
733 ?? Other formats for BB clubs? ??
740 BB Mentor program
750 ?? Other ways to work on BB's in groups? ??
800 Working on BB's alone, posting results / progress
801 This is the native setup of the current system (post in BB threads)
810 Individual posting to individual's specific BB thread
811.1 Thread created small attention for the videos themselves. I'm unaware of any other people pursuing BB's because of the videos, though.
812 ?? Other ways to work on BB's alone, but still sharing it? ??
900 Change the information
910 Change the information to be more broadly applicable
912 PEAnywhere - https://permies.com/t/126847/Logan-PEA-Development-Thread
914 ?? Your version of PEX? ??
920 Change the information to be easier to do
930 Change the information to be less stringent
1000 ?? Other ways to get people doing BB's? ??
My understanding with the numbering is; if you have an opinion on #612, then you reference that so a dozen parallel conversations can occur in the forum format.
I've made this a wiki page just to facilitate my easy-editing long-term, not because I'm saying what's here is official in any way. If that was the wrong choice, just let me know.
Upon encouragement, I've cross-posted this to forms related to several of the PEP Aspects. If that was the wrong choice, just let me know.