hi all ! i head up our community work at The Landing (https://thelanding.app), a very early stage social platform that gives users a digital space for visual curation via moodboards (think Canva x Pinterest). we will be building and releasing social features in the platform over the next few months - for example, in two weeks, all users will be able to create profiles and view a live feed of user designs. this will be an incredible first opportunity for users to gain inspiration from + start to follow one another, but it's going to be a bit until we have features built into the platform for users to engage with one another (think comments, direct messages, etc.).
in the meantime, we want to be engaging directly with our users ASAP, and creating channels where they can engage with our team and with each other. we currently use Slack for a group of ~60 of our early supporters + super users, but only a very small group (<5) users use this outlet consistently.
would love to hear from anyone who has thought through anything similar: where + how would you convene and engage your users, in the meantime before communication features are built into our platform? (e.g. Discord, Circle, closed Instagram page, etc.)
would just note that most of our most recent users have come to us via TikTok and skew largely GenZ, so anything we set up has to be something that will resonate with this crew :)
thanks in advance for your WISDOM ! <3