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Discussion on: What would you say to yourself at your first community role?

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Alex Angel

Ohhh this is a great question. I would tell myself so many things, but I think the most important would be:

Don't let your job consume you.

It's really easy to let a community management role take over most of your life because there's always something that needs doing. In my particular role I was contending with so many users from all over the world that I would get anxious going to sleep because I knew that I would miss things that would either escalate in my absence or just pile up by the time I was awake. It was a vicious cycle, and one that was difficult to break. Eventually I found a decent enough balance, but I wish I had taken the time to do that earlier so I could have enjoyed life a bit more.