Whether users are willing to self-generate content?

Hello! Need the assistance of experts in the field of community and social services.networks

I have a niche community information, Vkontakte, fairly active and popular, themes sports. The posts in it are written by admins and the users just put huskies and leave comments, only occasionally sending their own content at the request of the admins.

You're going to take a community from Facebook to the website, the engine LiveStreet CMS (analogue Habra) with all the consequences: user generated content, vote for topics/comments, etc. the Idea was born not just have been found a successful example of a similar niche with a constantly growing attendance. Confidence in success though, but an element of doubt remains because, in contrast to the successful example, the core of my audience is quite young people (16-22 years). Whether they will cope with writing topics? Whether they are interested in doing their own contribution to the development of the resource?

In short the question is how to find out whether the model of collective blog specifically to my audience? Is there any way to find out for sure? Help with advice or opinion, I will be very grateful
October 3rd 19 at 03:08
4 answers
October 3rd 19 at 03:10
Rewards program?
Yes, this is of course, the best prize of the month will be awarded a valuable prize and are planning at least six months, such action to organize. But will it be enough? Prizes will end and users will remain. If they continue to write without encouragement or it will also need to continue? - marilyne_Corwin commented on October 3rd 19 at 03:13
Practice shows that without a bonus no one will do nothing. Not for nothing, even at the local freelance offer of money for blogging. Or for writing articles on external websites. - sincere_Hoppe commented on October 3rd 19 at 03:16
So this question has already been comments that the bonuses do not attract users :( - Noemie.Oberbrunner commented on October 3rd 19 at 03:19
October 3rd 19 at 03:12
People give something when they receive in return an adequate value.
What do you want from the user, of course. What you have to offer them in return?
Your thinking is clear. Roughly speaking, if I have no rewards, then there must be some weighty ideology motivating to write a blog. - marilyne_Corwin commented on October 3rd 19 at 03:15
October 3rd 19 at 03:14
Personally, I did not manage to force users to write fairly regularly, no matter how he tried. Was and various rewards and prizes and so forth... In General, you need to create a kernel that will generate the content. And it's hard.

In General, writing articles is difficult. Some try 1 time and all at once understand, the second article is not enough. But if the community merge the article, even in the case — squabbles.

For myself, this question was left open. Happy to listen to advice.
October 3rd 19 at 03:16
Also in our project we have tried to ensure that users have started to fill content on their own, even a bone in the form of cash payments. People are not inspired by this. The main content you have to make yourself.

Users have little interest in the development of the project.

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