This week in community building — Issue 109
Every week I'll start these posts with a write up of what I've been up to. Think of this like a mini learning in public accountability post. (🙏🏽 Tell me if you like it, or not!)
My life has edged towards teaching. I don't think I ever considered myself the teacher type, I avoided it for 40 years, but hey, here I am. I'm finding and stumbling my way through learning, talking and teaching of community building. And I love it. ❤️
Last week, through Orbit we hosted a week long Community Sprint where we focused on ideas around 'starting community'. Links of recordings and the Miro board are currently available in the Orbit Discord. I loved it, the ideas and content it generated have gotten me buzzing, but I'm also wiped out.
This week in Rosieland I'm diving into building profitable and sustainable communities. I have lots of experience and trending thoughts on business x community that I'd love to share. Come along!
Erin and I have almost had a fight over whose account to share a meme on (a partially true story), so instead, we decided to create a Community Meme Twitter account. I'm inspired by how much we could teach about community through memes.
I'm loving all the things I'm working on at the moment. Through all the work I'm doing there as so many ideas flying around. Things I've half spoken about, or half shared. My writing habit has slipped a bit, but I feel I'm making up for it in other places. I also realize I need to step things up to create more permanent references and resources to things I've spoken about a number of times.
This is what is top of mind for me right now. Of course, I'm doing much of this already on Rosie.land and on the Notion resource we have, however, I'm acutely aware that I don't talk enough about it. This is the trap sometimes, I'm aware of it and need to find a balance that I'm happy with.
👀 Thanks for reading!
🌈 This week in community
🟢 When you're starting a community, really you are designing one — Rosie Sherry
🎧 Social Audio 101 - A Twitter Space Discussion — Rosie Sherry
🎙 Podcast 390: Web3 won’t save us — The Overflow
🔑 Discord and the boon of private social networks — New Public
🤗 Care is not an infinite scroll — New Public
🔭 The Community Discovery Framework — The Observatory
👀 Cohort-Based Online Communities: Exploitation or Real Connection? — Community Signal
✨ Building and Running a DAO: Why Governance Matters — Future (a16z)
🙏🏽 The Promise and Paradox of Decentralization — The Diff
💆🏽♀️ Community-Led Growth Nirvana — Femstreet
🖐 Let’s vote on it — Seth Godin
🏡 Gather town raised $50m Series B — Gather
🏃🏽♂️ Nike is going all in on its metaverse play, as revealed by our analysis of 3 years of patents and some key exec moves — Business Insider
People often use "bonding" or "morale" as excuses to retain unproductive calls.
If connection is your goal, design time specifically for that.
Literally schedule an optional weekly call just for fun.
And then get rid of the rest that doesn't solve for an explicit goal.
November 8, 2021
Mathilde Leo 🦁
Creators running communities are busy people! Often single-handedly building, hosting, planning, launching new things.
If you feel like there's too much to juggle to drive real results...think twice!
Try picking one of these community-building low-hanging fruits 🧵 #tweet100
November 8, 2021
Rosie Sherry 🐌 #100DaysOfCommunity
Today I spoke about Community Flywheels today for the @beondeck Community Building Cohort.
I'm trying to refine my thinking on how to use flywheels to build and grow communities.
They are similar to business and growth flywheels, but they have core differences too.
October 28, 2021