How to curate your community resources with a digital garden
What do you do about all that chat threads and meaningful conversations in your community? Republish them as a newsletter? Pin threads? Ignore? Just enjoy?
Remember the episode with Zan where we discussed a forum vs chat solution for a professional community and then decided that both are needed and both have trade-offs?
Chat solutions such as Discord are harder to follow and are not searchable by Google. All the valuable content that the community creates stays inside and is hard to get discovered by people on the internet or by folks who don’t follow your community daily.
In this episode, we’re focusing on a possible solution that is called a digital community garden:
A kind of a community Wikipedia
A loosely connected searchable graph of all the useful conversations
A way to quickly grasp how your community functions
This episode is different to what you’re used to. We’re thinking aloud for a possible solution more than we have it. Different-minded people ideating over a complex topic - that’s the value. Enjoy 🍰
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Community builders and digital content creators. Available for contract work.
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Olle: product, devrel, tech 🎥
I feel like we should call Piotr a co-host here, not a guest. Several episodes ago we started feeling about Anna like this too 💖
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Running a Discord server for anime artists - Aigerim Aimova - Usagi Shop
The community for community builders - Alex Angel - Commsor
Using science to research online communities - Martina Pocchiari - PhD Candidate in Empirical Quantitative Marketing
Calculating ROI for a community - Nick Dijkstra - Port
Online classes for making friends - Nina Iordanova and Niloo Ravaei - Good People
Why Community Owner is not a Community Manager - Vincent Boon - Giants Technology
Using online events to build sustainable communities - Jana Boruta - HashiCorp
Soft confirmation from David Spinks - Cofounder of CMX, VP Community at Bevy
Soft confirmation from Ashley Friedlein - Founder of Guild, founder of Econsultancy
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/This text has been written by Olle and reviewed by Lera and Grammarly