Entrepreneur and community builder. Founder of TheCommunityManager.com. Built communities for companies like Zaarly, LeWeb, SeatGeek and more. Working on Feast.
How did I not know about google drawing? That's really helpful. Thanks man.
3 days, 20 hours ago on Free Design Resources To Upgrade Your Community Management Game
Really like this thinking Justin. Couple thoughts/questions:
Say I wanted to actually put this equation into practice to measure the success of my community or gamification system. How would I apply actual numbers to this? Can you provide an example?
I found it interesting the network density seems to greatly outweigh all other factors. So even if fun, compulsion and recognition are relatively low, but you have a very high network density, you'll still find the system to be successful. Is that accurate?
2 weeks, 4 days ago on The Gamification Equation
@Jen Canfield mine too. She was an obvious must have speaker for CMX Summit.
1 month, 1 week ago on Ligaya Tichy, Community Expert from Yelp and Airbnb, Will Teach You About the Evolution of Communities
@michael_kariv it's definitely tough to turn down money. But if it doesn't feel right then that's exactly what you need to do. Thanks for reading Michael.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on 7 Signs You’re Fundraising Too Early
@PeterBordes @InternetLabs @oneQubeMe Will do (=
2 months ago on Announcing CMX Summit: Learn how to Build Community from Behavioral Experts, Apple, AirBnB, Psychologists and More…
@Ceeja Yea it becomes a bit too much to handle when you have to keep posting on multiple blogs. I have 3 now because of my multiple businesses, which has been a heavy load. It's much easier when you can just post everything to one place, and I think you'll naturally find a rhythm and focus that makes sense.
2 months, 1 week ago on Why You Should Build a Habit of Writing Every Day
@manekidenise I hear what you're saying. The research doesn't say a community must be exclusive though. It's referring to membership, and specifically boundaries. Boundaries can be an invite only system, or it can just be a culture where some people feel like they belong and others don't. I've honestly never seen a community succeed that didn't have some sort of boundaries in place either on purpose or as a result of the culture.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on The Psychology of Communities – 4 Factors that Create a “Sense of Community”
@ryanstephens great question.
So I've definitely struggled with keeping up the daily habit while also wanting to polish and publish my articles. I've been able to keep it going by doing a few things:
1. Separating writing from publishing
My #1 priority is to write for 15 minutes every day. As long as I write for 15 minutes, anywhere about anything, I've accomplished my goal.
That means that polishing and publishing is a separate goal.
2. Do it at the same time every day
I write every night at 11:00pm. Sometimes I'm done at 11:15, sometimes I choose to go on and polish the post.
Maybe you could write on your commute, wake up 15 minutes earlier, take a 15 minute break during your work day to write...up to you.
3. Work it into your work day
IF writing does in fact improve your ability to be successful with your startup/career, there's no reason you can't dedicate time during your 6:30am-7:00pm to writing.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Dear Founders, Startups are Easier if You Write Every Day
@bjennelle mine too. That book puts everything in perspective.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on SHHH! How Silence Can Make you a Better Leader
@RishabhGuptathat's a good lesson. I think the point here is that when you dedicate yourself to something, you accept that there will be days that it's harder than usual to do, but that you must do it anyway to keep things moving forward.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Embracing Imperfection Every Day
@thomasknoll I love those movies...don't tell anyone (=
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Why Worrying About Startup “Competitors” is Ridiculous
3 months ago on Get Shit Done: The Worst Startup Culture Ever
@Stephanie5 haha thanks for reading. Glad we're on the same page ;)
@gilespn I agree. Unfortunately it's often being used in the latter manner.
@ryanpaugh Curious, at this point, would you still say that you're monetizing the community? Or would you say that the community is just one feature in a larger product that you're selling?
3 months ago on Why Charging Members Will Hurt your Community
@RishabhGupta I love James Clear's blog too (=
3 months ago on What You Should ACTUALLY Look for in a Cofounder
@RishabhGupta wow I'm truly humbled. Thank you for taking the time to read.
@AjayPalSingh very much so.
@JordanSkole aw thanks man, that means a lot. Really appreciate it. Would love to visit Detroit, hopefully life brings me there soon (=