March 08, 2021

This week in community building — Issue 76

topics: curation
Rosie Sherry

Building community and Rosieland in public

By Rosie Sherry

This week I announced my leaving Indie Hackers. Honestly, leaving a community comes with all kinds of grief, so it's been a real tough decision to make. I will write something about this soon. 😢

As part of this I'm doubling down even further into the world of community building. Part of this is Rosieland, which is now a very beta community with a focus on being a community digital garden. I'm building up my confidence in being as open as I can about the things I'm working on.

Another part is the community building course we are starting later this month. We've had 60 people sign up so far, which I'm pretty pleased about tbh!

There are other things I'm planning, which I'll soon reveal. It's most definitely one step and day at a time right now! 👀

Technical Community Builder is the Hottest New Job in Tech

By swyx

There's a big shift going on in how developer tools companies approach their userbase. In the past week alone, I've had 3 chats with startups that all concluded with some version of:

"By the way, we're really looking to ramp up our community effort right now. If you can think of anyone who can help us build a developer community, can you send them my way?"
One week, three pings. If this isn't a big trend already, it's at least worth writing about (per my Three Strikes rule). Who builds developer communities, why are companies investing in them, and why now?

How to Build a Community: Starting with "why?"

By Claire Carroll

Often folks end up in my inbox because their CEO has heard that community building is the latest hotness, and they’re scrambling to figure out what that means, and how they should do this.
My first question is always “why do you want to build a community?”.

Why Executives Should Care About Internet Communities

By Ian Vanagas

Communities are opportunities for executives to better understand their people and industry, as well as to educate and share messages. Key people pay attention to and are influenced by them. Executives who do the same create a better knowledge of what their employees, customers, and other stakeholders actually care about. In the long run, it helps protect their company’s reputation and build better offerings.

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—Rosie Sherry