This is not an idea for the product itself, but for the bi-weekly updates.
Such updates usually include plots like these [can’t embed media in posts ]
But I think it would be much interesting to report how many active users are in the platform in a given time period. I know this basically depends on what you consider “active”, but settling on any useful definition and then adhering to it is already helpful.
Why is this important? For example, there might be lots of users registering that then “bounce” because they don’t know how to use the platform. Or they know, but they can’t find what they want/need. Or there’s just lots of spam signups.
I don’t know what visualization/reporting/analytics tools you folks use, but if you think this is useful I’ll be happy to help.
I agree that this might be interesting, and also in a way it’s sort of a posterity log to allow stats to track potential activity growth.
This also could be something different than the content. Honestly with the newsletters I’ve seen, I haven’t noticed a lot of changes version to version, so this is something at least that could be “new” every time.
Further idea, from these active users, perhaps reaching out to a few of them to ask for interview or something to feature to help show the activity of the community?