Nina Iordanova | Do we need to learn how to make friends again?

This podcast doesn’t have action points, a business model or a pros/cons section - but it helps you understand and feel what you can want from friends and online communities

Premium subscribers have got a no-ads version of this email, an audio version in their podcasts app and the video last week. Now I am writing the free version and thinking:

This is shit“.

It was supposed to feel like a letter to a friend, and now this is an incomprehensible wall of text and ads. This is not what we wanted.

I am doing my best today to make it a letter to a friend again. It will take a few iterations probably. Please cheer me up, if you like the change.

Over the few last episodes, Lera and Anna have shifted our podcast from being more useful than fun to being… mostly… fun… Lera feels like the “friends in your kitchen” kind of podcast is what the world needs right now because people are lonely, lonely, lonely.

Fun people casually talking about something interesting is very similar to networking, or a party after your favourite conference - when you join a circle of people you like and enjoy their conversation.

Lera tells me that not everything has to have an action point, sometimes a nice casual talk brings inspiration, empowers, helps to form an own opinion, a thinking framework about a particularly hard problem.

Like his episode with Nina about finding friends - it doesn’t have action points, a business model or a pros/cons section - but it helps you understand and feel what you want, or even rather what you can want so you can research more or perhaps join us on Wednesday live and feel like you’re back to the friend’s kitchen.

Please say something in the Discord chat, so we know you have joined us live.

Virtual hugs,

/Olle drafted this text, then Grammarly checked it and then Lera told she liked it

That is it. The email to the friend is over. The text below either helps us to get a penny if you buy something from our sponsors or hopefully inspires you to support our work.

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A writer, community builder, and co-founder of Good People. Her mission is to create more ways to make us feel like we belong - to ourselves, to each other, and to the world around us.


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

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

  • Anna: founder, writer, engineer 👩🏻‍🔬

  • Olle: product, devrel, tech 🎥

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Upcoming episodes:

Premium subscribers have access to the calendar with all upcoming live shows and community events.

  • The community for community builders - Alex Angel - Commsor

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

  • Calculating ROI and putting business numbers to a community - Nick Dijkstra - Co-Founder & Product at Port

  • Why Community Owner is not a Community Manager - Vincent Boon - Giants Technology

  • Using online events to build sustainable communities - Jana Boruta - HashiCorp

  • Developer communities and developer relations in 2021 - Alex Lakatos - Fidel API, Developer Avocados Weekly

  • Why businesses want to own communities in 2021 - Ashley Friedlein - Guild, Econsultancy

  • How to monetize community builders - Carmen Taubman - Unity, Community Coach

  • Soft confirmation from David Spinks - Cofounder of CMX, VP Community at Bevy

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