Community Questions

It’s been a while since I have published a blog, and I am happy to be back at it. I am not sure about you, but Q2 of this year was busy, and I found myself relaxing during my off time instead of thinking about community. Plus, the beach has been calling, and I wasContinue reading “Community Questions”

Work Spring Cleaning

I read in the news yesterday that LinkedIn was giving their employees a week off to prevent burnout. When I read that, I immediately started to fantasize about being off next week. Why? Because I, too, am feeling the effects of burnout. I debated writing this post today because I want to do absolutely nothingContinue reading “Work Spring Cleaning”

Culture Cores

Culture is a big topic in my company right now, and it’s something I think about every day in my work as a community manager. Many of our employees see my team’s function as the creators of company culture, but I often refute that notion because everyone should own it. However, I love that theyContinue reading “Culture Cores”

WFH Anniversary Reflection

March 5 was my pandemic WFH anniversary. :celebrate: My community manager role was very much an in-person role before the pandemic. However, I learned more in this past year about managing community than I did when I was in-person. 

Book Recommendation: The 10-Day MBA

Last week, I finished The 10-Day MBA, written by Steven Silbiger, and I would recommend it for anyone working in a community job in the for-profit world. Adrian Speyer recommended it last year on a webinar hosted by Vanilla Forums saying the book helps cms understand the jargon and businesses to become more successful in aContinue reading “Book Recommendation: The 10-Day MBA”

Working Cycles

Before working remotely, I never considered optimal cycles of working. My commute, meetings, and community events dictated how my day went. Community management requires a lot of context switching, which only adds to the complexity of my day.

Taking My Own Advice

Folks who manage community or engagement in an organization often have to give lots of advice. I am frequently asked to provide guidance around best practices, engaging teams, and strategic communication. Sometimes I have the answer, and sometimes I don’t.