A Few Reflections on Road Trips and Being a Community Builder

I've been traveling solo for the last few weeks. I took off on this trip after many things in my life shifted dramatically. I figured it was time to find time for myself and breathe deeply. In the process, I've learned a lot about communities, a lot about what I need to sustain myself, and … Continue reading A Few Reflections on Road Trips and Being a Community Builder

Some Thoughts After A Personal Writing Hiatus

I have taken a lot of time to reflect over the last month. I'm grateful for the opportunity. I have been working on building out fascinating stories and content for CMX, and I continue to work with amazing clients for my freelance community business. I feel blessed. In terms of my career and my work communities, I can safely say … Continue reading Some Thoughts After A Personal Writing Hiatus

Should You Quit Your Community Job?

During Scott Heiferman’s keynote talk at CMX Summit NYC, he said something that has stuck with me ever since: “If you’re building a community for a brand that does not really need a community around it, quit your job. There is plenty more meaningful community to be built."  We often talk about how employers can … Continue reading Should You Quit Your Community Job?

Cultivating Community Manager Mindfulness

I've been thinking a lot lately about what it means to be mindful. Sure, it's a buzz-y term But it's a term that benefits us, as opposed to ones that leave us feeling hollow and empty. It's a word like authenticity that, when used correctly, enables us to be our true, vulnerable selves and reap all … Continue reading Cultivating Community Manager Mindfulness

Ruminations on How a 20-Something Community Manager Feels When She Sleeps Only 5 Hours Per Night

For a lot of reasons, I haven't been sleeping much lately. It isn't the usual stress or worry that keeps most people up. The truth is, I'm 25, and most of it is that I'm so damn excited and happy for all the future holds. I'm having way too much fun exploring the possibilities, moving … Continue reading Ruminations on How a 20-Something Community Manager Feels When She Sleeps Only 5 Hours Per Night