🗓️ RSVP: Exploring Community Flywheels
1️⃣ How I've been creating community content with community pain research
2️⃣ On maintaining a community knowledgebase
3️⃣ Decisions are your intentions
4️⃣ How to meet readers where they are (when where they are is offline)
5️⃣ What's in your PIE?
6️⃣ The GTM Community Machine
7️⃣ Distributed Blackness: available for free online
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I guess I'm a real community geek when I find myself getting excited at how all the pieces of community research comes together to help action community quickly. In this article I share the practical steps of how I used community research to tie it into community flywheel and content creation.
I've been creating a community knowledge base for four years now. Every week I add what I find to it in terms of bookmarks, resources, podcasts, books, notes and other random bits.
It's a real project of love to help share what I discover, I've never gone so deep into a practice to try to understand all the things that make up community, to ensure I'm listening to a whole variety of voices and sources.
As part of an accountability group within Rosieland I'm committing to tweaking and improving it every week. The content is emergent based on what I find every week.
This week I surfaced the following tags: parasocial relationships, hybrid events, community pyschology, thirdness, observers, knowledgemanagement, cozy web, ownership economy, tech stack, self development, anxiety, panic, reciprocity, Github, community washing, consensus, guilt, coops/cooperatives, gamification, social impact, community zines, documentation, virtual worlds, community economy, community debt, speed of trust, spaced repetition, budgeting, gift economy, circular economy, regeneration, migration, token economy, ownership economy.
At the heart of my community work is research. This naturally leads me to writing and creating too.
I love the community vibes of this from gapingvoid.
"Culture is something you can design, and you design it with your decisions."
This article is from NiemanLab a journalism perspective, yet very relevant to community building. It's a great source of inspiration on how to reach your people in creative and journalistic ways.
What's in your PIE? Understanding the contents of personalized information environments with PIEGraph
This is on my list to study, the idea of PIE (Personalized Information Environments) appeals to from a community perspective. It's important for community people to think and have a strategy around what it is their people are consuming and influenced by, and of course to understand how technology plays into that.
By Andrew Claremont. Content and community go hand in hand. This "GTM community machine" is one way to approach it.
1️⃣ External communities inform your content
2️⃣ Your content (owned media) covers those themes
3️⃣ Your community turns an audience into membership
From BlackPlanet to #BlackGirlMagic, Distributed Blackness places blackness at the very center of internet culture. André Brock Jr. claims issues of race and ethnicity as inextricable from and formative of contemporary digital culture in the United States. Distributed Blackness analyzes a host of platforms and practices (from Black Twitter to Instagram, YouTube, and app development) to trace how digital media have reconfigured the meanings and performances of African American identity.