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#ClubChat: What community-related thing are you most excited for next year?

It's that time again! Time for #ClubChat

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This week's question:

What community-related thing are you most excited for next year??

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Noele Flowers

Joining the Commsor team, of course!

But seriously: I think the thing I'm most excited to see happen this year is seeing some of the fundamentals and best practices in community identified, codified, and communicated more clearly across our field. This is already happening with the explosion of thought leadership in community we saw in 2020, and I believe this will continue to grow next year.

The great thing about starting to see our industry "settle" in this way is that it frees up mental energy from the incredible professionals who are already community managers (or who will become community managers in 2021) to stay in their "zone of genius." When we don't have to constantly reinvent the wheel or trial-and-error our way through the basics, that gives us more energy to devote to innovative ideas and relationship building. And that's awesome.

Something something "you have to learn the rules to play with them," etc 😀

mac profile image

You said it better than I could have!

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Alex Angel Author

I'll kick us off:

There are SO MANY things I'm excited about for next year, but if I can only pick one it would be all of the awesome things we're building for this community. Stay tuned 👀

(But also I'm really pumped to see how community in general evolves next year. 2020 was a great year for community, and I hope that the trend continues!)

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Ruben • Edited on

Hopefully the world will go "back to normal" at some point in 2021.

We will be able to have again IRL events but we experienced how powerful virtual events can be.
Really looking forward to this new hybrid era coming on us :)

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Erica Moss

Two things! I'm loving the uptick in job descriptions calling for advanced community professionals, and I'm sure that will only continue.

Secondly, I referenced in a recent ebook that I think we’ll continue to see more communities innovating in the virtual events space as part of a long-term strategy (even post-COVID). Without geography as a blocker, CMs can help curate the best possible content and experiences for their members while meeting them exactly where they are.