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

Things I’ve Learned This Year in Community Management

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.