I hope that the future of community is splintered and that power becomes distributed. But what does that look like?… Read More Is The Future of Branded Community Splintered?
I’m facing a bit of a dilemma. Among community professionals, I know that I am not alone in this one. I go back and forth on the scale of humility and self-promotion on a daily, even hourly, basis. I like to do the work. I don’t always like to talk about doing the work. It takes… Read More On Giving Away Credit in Your Community
I was listening to Alex Hillman’s Coworking Weekly podcast a few weeks back (It’s a good one. You should check it out.). He had mentioned that his coworking space, Indy Hall, has a little celebration when a member company “graduates” out of the space and into their own office. They actually celebrate churn. Sound weird? Well,… Read More What Do Your Community Members Dream of Becoming?
We need a framework for self-care in this profession. Here are 7 steps to take each day to take better care of #1. … Read More The Community Manager’s Self-Care Checklist
We burn out because we lose all sense of ourselves. The shouts and demands and the subtle persuasion of our community members drowns out our voice. The business goals ignore what brought us to our work in the first place. We forget who we are. … Read More The Core Reason for Community Builder Burnout