Sep 25, 2021 • 13M

Ohayo | Building a huge following doesn't make sense. Unless...

This podcast is a blob of emotions and reflections over clicks and followers vs true fans who are here for the creator 💖.

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This podcast feels like having a coffee ☕ or a drink 🍹 with your industry friends.

If we make a totally new video and it becomes popular, would you want to make another one? - asks me Lera - But what if we want to keep making The Communities Show and people would react better to the video version of the Ohayo podcast🎙️?

40 minutes into that discussion we recorded our burst of emotions as this Ohayo podcast. Usually, the text is meta while emotions and the audio is the content.

Today is vice versa 💞.

Each time we get good at something, we move on and iterate, we make shitty content and don’t ship it, then record an Ohayo with “what have we learned”, then iterate and make better content.

We feel a bit like artists, who create stuff against the market demand. We feel more like creating the demand for what we do. And that is a freaking 180-degrees brain shift 🤯 for myself, whose job has been to serve what users want as a developer advocate 🥑.

True fans 💖 and genuine connections to a community is what Alexis Gay tells, that is what Lera has been trying to explain to m…

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