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.
I'm addressing some common BS misconceptions because I'm sick of hearing how little everyone understands about building loyal communities.
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.
This post was originally published on My Community Manager's "Community Manager Appreciate Day" blog. I wrote this post for them after they asked for my "community story". Here we go... I spent most of my formative years dreaming I’d become an editor for a big publishing house in New York City. I imagined I would … Continue reading My Journey Into Community Management
Community Badassery (n): When a community manager or team stops being reactive and initiates a creative, daring action in order to empower their community to connect and flourish in new ways. Outcome may be uncertain. Not for the faint of heart.