The skill of community building - whats happening in the world of community this week.
CCW is a newsletter about building and growing communities, featuring collected tweets, posts and thoughts from various community leaders.
What keeps you motivated to keep running and growing your community?
Reply with your thoughts on the QOTW for a chance to be featured in next weeks email!
Last weeks question was “What growth tactics do you use to spread the word about your community? How do you attract the bulk of your new members?”. 12 of you replied, and Shawn from DevOps Chat on Slack stole the show with his response:
"My growth tactic is taking a risk in asking some people to share the community. For example, I asked Obama’s former CTO if he’d share the community. He could have said no, but he didn’t and it did wonders. If he said no, then I’d have gone onto the next person."
We have an ongoing discussion in our Discord about each question of the week. Feel free to join if you’d like to join the conversation with other community builders!
AngelList CEO Naval Ravikant praises the skill of community building, with some great replies:
Thoughts on community monetization from Li Jin, Partner at A16Z
A handful of recommended readings from the past week.
Lessons learned studying 2,000 communities (3 minute read)
by Jacob Peters
What's Next After Meetup's Failed Experiment? (3 minute read)
by Carrie Melissa Jones
Andreesen Horowitiz's thoughts on The Passion Economy (7 minute read)
by Li Jin