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Why artsy communities are often toxic and can they not?
Why artsy? Why toxic? Why often? How to grow a non-toxic community where creative people can express themselves and feel welcome.
In real life, we have more context - body language, voice tone, environment - to assess what is going on and feel welcome after a possibly bad joke. Or not.
While online we only have our assumptions. It is sarcasm, a tasteless joke or am I bullied because this is the culture of this particular corner of the internet?
Or perhaps I brought my bad experience from the previous times I was bullied and unconsciously did escalate a possibly innocent (just cringy) joke?
In the middle of this episode, we’re kicking Olle out of the livestream. For reasons.
Is it toxic behaviour? He agrees it was not:
it wasn’t personal
he just didn’t fit the mood of the dialog
he was still welcome to listen in and join the discussion
I was singing Britney’s “With a taste of your lips, I'm on a ride, You're toxic, I'm slippin' under” while editing the video and he got inspired. Now the audio-only version of this show has a very special intro and outro. It is premium only, but you can get a Premium account for free for 30 days:
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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 👩🏻🔬
Olle: product, devrel, tech 🎥
May 26, Wednesday, 16:00 CET livestream:
Online classes for making friends - Nina Iordanova - Good People
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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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/This text has been drafted by Olle, rewritten by Lera and verified by Grammarly