Welcome to the 57th edition of our newsletter. Today, we will talk about the growth journey of LinearB. You will also find some announcements, community events, reads and jobs you shouldn't miss.
Hey everyone! 👋
This week we launched the first edition of “The Community Show” - a fun show where we get to know community managers from across the globe a little better through a series of rapid-fire questions.
We had a great time making this and we can't wait to show you all the episodes over the next coming weeks.
In the first two episodes, we have with us -
Tom Norman - Tom is the Founder of Connectors Tribe, a platform to support independent community builders to help them build better communities.
Erin O' Neill - Erin is the Head of Community at RevOps Co-op by Funnel IQ.
Erin told us the way she unwinds after work and it is no less than a dream! While Tom gives us a heartwarming note on kindness and how it saves the day.
You can watch the videos here.
We will be coming up with more episodes super soon! Spot your favourite community managers and give a shoutout to them on social media. Want to nominate someone who would be a great fit for the show? Have a question that you want to ask them? Write back to us with all your thoughts and suggestions. Our DMs are always open for you. :)
🚴 Interrupting for the better - How is LinearB helping tech leaders build better teams
On talking about keeping things organized in a fast-paced environment, Ori says, “In software, I call this the bicycle syndrome - if you move fast enough, you’re actually in better quality.” Their philosophy is that when you try to slow down to incorporate quality concerns, you end up making bulk releases which in turn hampers the quality of code that’s put out. This becomes a vicious cycle, so it’s always better to stay fast-paced which optimizes the development cycle faster.
🤗 Community In Memes
As a community manager, you might relate to this a little too much.
Noise in the community is a ‘bitter-sweet’ metric. It can help keep the community engaged and keep the conversation going when there’s nothing else going on, but on the flip side, things can go sideways and your community can derail overnight.
There’s a line between healthy noise and not-so-healthy noise. For a relatively new community, where things aren’t at high stakes, any kind of noise is good. The same cannot be said for a larger organization where a lot of things need to be under control.
How do you deal with this?
Moderation. Can you create a different channel for banter and inside jokes? Could these 100 messages be clubbed into a thread? Anything that doesn’t overwhelm the audience.
What else could you do to make your community experience a little better?
Read these golden nuggets by Cherish Santoshi, winner of this year’s CMX Best Community Manager - Developer Relations!
📭 Community Blogs That Made the Noise!
Being a Facebook Metaverse ‘Community Guide’ Seems Like a Nightmare Job - Imagine you had to moderate a Facebook comment thread, only each commenter was able to come up to you, wave their hands in your face, and scream whatever they want. That’s what some moderators of Facebook's virtual reality platform Horizon Worlds are dealing with, and it looks just as nightmarish as it sounds. Read more here.
Demystifying Discord Threads - Threads are fairly confusing to the uninitiated, though, even for folks who have used similar chat-based platforms like Slack. This little guide will be helpful to you, if you’ve found yourself boggled by them, too.
Community Content 101: The Community Leader’s Guide - There are multiple definitions online about what community content is. This is because everyone has a different definition of what a community is. This article defines community content and has actionable advice on how to do it.
Only coloured stones make a mosaic: In conversation with Jephtah Abu and Shana Sumers - What does it take to create a safe, inclusive environment? Why is it important? And how do existing communities know if they are being diverse and inclusive? If not, what do they have to do for this change? We ask these questions to two community managers who have successfully done this before! Read the conversation here.
Before we sign off for this week, we would love to hear your feedback for us!
We would love to hear your feedback and help you out with anything around community building. Please feel free to write back and connect with us :)