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 … Continue reading On Giving Away Credit in Your Community
I overhauled the format of my blog this weekend. I kept the style the same but threw out most of the sidebar features. In the interest of transparency and authenticity, I thought I'd explain why.
It's Christmas Eve, and I'm typing on my laptop with my dog curled up next to me on the couch. I want to take this quiet moment to reflect on the things I've learned specifically as a community manager this year. I have experienced enormous changes in many of the key areas of my life in 2013: relationship, career, pets, moves. When I think about it, all I can do is sigh and be grateful for how far I've come.
I've had lots of new community managers and non-community managers ask me about Twitter chats recently. I usually participate in at least one per week, and they've had an enormous impact on my ability to connect with other community managers, learn from them, delve deeper into topics, generate new ideas for building my own community, … Continue reading How to Be a Pro at Tweet Chats as a Community Manager