This week in community building — Issue 90
The way we gather…matters.
This year, more than any other in recent history, has reinvented the ways we gather. One thing that became abundantly clear: we do not need to gather more; we need to gather better. And, in many cases, we need to gather (and perhaps engage in many things ) less.
To solve big-scale design problems, Don Norman recommends engaging with the community that has these problems and leveraging existing creativity and experience.
- 🌈 The future of professional community roles — Rosie Sherry
- 🌈 Are forums inherently a bad way to build real community? — Rosie Sherry
- Is the Future of Events Small and Destination-Oriented? — A Media Operator
- Why Community-Led Product Development Wins — Peter Yang
- How The Dallas Morning News expanded its hyperlocal journalism through a web hub and newsletter initiative — Better News
- The Classroom is a Community of Trust — Ed Ayers
- The importance of “how” in developer messaging — Matthew Revell
- This company specializes in turning industry conferences into podcasts — Simon Owen
- I disagree with most of my friends (and they’re still my friends) — Paul LeCrone
- Daily Detroit is proving there’s a market for local podcasts — Simon Owen
- Overcoming FMD [Founding Member Dilemma] — Patrick McCrann
- How to grow decentralized communities — Peter ‘pet3rpan’
- Inside Discord’s risky push to position itself as the anti-Facebook — Fast Company
- 'Among Us' will borrow from its mod community to stay relevant — Engadget
- 079: How to build a membership community program - with Najva Sol — Membership Maker
- Diversity, Inclusion, and Community — Meetup.com
Creating Meaningful Online Communities — Tropical MBA
extremely frustrated at the lack of moderation during a lot of these E3 streams.— Victoria Tran 🧋 (@TheVTran) June 12, 2021
I started a podcast about community building after seeing how powerful being active on Twitter & LinkedIn was.— Chantelle Marcelle (@ccmarce_writes) June 11, 2021
And I've learned so much from the incredible community builders here.
So I collected a few of my fave tweets about community into this thread.
Everyone says they want ‘community’, but do they also want the endless social obligations, 3am crisis calls, constant attention to the trust between two people who aren’t you, hours spent on the phone hearing why one person is mad at another? And this is in a healthy community!— Ḟreyjạ (@utotranslucence) November 26, 2020
Don't promote yourself, promote the community you surround yourself with.— Jack Forge (@TheJackForge) June 10, 2021
Worry less about what "rooms" or "channels" your community will have. Ensuring the community itself has a strong, compelling identity is far more important than how you arrange the furniture.— Evan Hamilton (@evanhamilton) June 9, 2021