The Communities Show

How to measure engagement. How to choose the right metric. Some of the fun and new engagement mechanics

Good Monday,

I am Olle and I broke my audio. See the bottom of the email to learn how.

We run a special show with Anna Grigoryan from Community Weekly where we focus on community engagement:

  1. How to measure the engagement

  2. How to choose the right metric

  3. Some of the fun and new engagement mechanics

This is a lighter, funnier version of The Post-Facebook Communities show with Anna as a co-host where 4 of us focus on 1 particular community-related topic.

We’ll do episodes with Anna more often if the views numbers confirm that you all enjoy the new format.


Make the numbers better by telling a friend that we exist and are worth a watch.


Community builders and digital content creators. Available for contract work.

  • Lera: artist, full-time gen z, queen 👑

  • Karina: business leader​, money 🤑

  • Anna: founder, writer, engineer 👩🏻‍🔬

  • Olle: product, devrel, tech 🎥

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Upcoming episodes:

This show runs on our Discord server and is supported by a friendly pancultural community. Most speakers are our community members.

Professional developer communities on Discord with Zan Markan - CircleCI

Launching a community newsletter on Product Hunt with Anna Grigoryan - Community Weekly

How to hire a community manager with Jamie Cantrell Langskov - MongoDB

The future of online communities with Guy 'Yug' Blomberg - Games Industry Gathering

Running a Discord server for anime artists with Aigerim Aimova - Usagi Shop

The community for community builders with Alex Angel - Commsor

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We’re introducing a paid subscription soon:

Look, I broke my sound in this episode because I didn’t have time to test my mic before the show. Sad and stupid.

With your support, we can spend less time doing the consulting and more time running the show while making our Discord community the first place you want to check in the morning. Yupp. Even before Instagram and Twitter.

We’re thinking of a 20 $/month price or 200 $/year as an option.

With the monthly option you’ll get:

  • Audio podcast version for Apple Podcasts/Spotify/etc

  • Invite-only Discord channel for community builders

  • Google calendar with an invitation to live recordings

  • Audio hang out with speakers and guests after each live show

  • Your name in the credits

Bonus if you’re choosing the annual subscription:

  • 1 hour free 1:1 consulting on communities, livestreaming and devrel

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The newsletter that you’re reading is here to stay free as it is now.

All recordings of our live video podcasts are and will be available on YouTube for free. Our Discord server is to remain free with several new subscriber only-channels.

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/This text has been written by Olle and reviewed by Karina, Lera, our Discord community and Grammarly