Piotr Gaczcowski | 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.

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

  • Karina: business leader​, money 🤑

  • Anna: founder, writer, engineer 👩🏻‍🔬

  • Piotr: Creator. Efficiency Hacker. Human Jukebox 🤹‍♂️

  • 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 💖

Upcoming episodes:

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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

  • Want to see and hear someone special? Reply or email to olle@communities.show

The Communities Show, a weekly live video podcast, is booked until the end of July with inspiring guests who I cannot wait to see and hear from. Here’s a Twitter thread if you want to follow the past and future guests of the show.

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/This text has been written by Olle and reviewed by Lera and Grammarly