Communities are prevalent in both personal and professional life for most people, providing a range of benefits for the members and any associated companies or organizations. The problem, though, is that communities are not self-sustaining, and organizers need the right strategy to keep the community thriving.
In this #ContentChat, our community joined to discuss the various communities they are part of, what makes these groups so great, and tips for keeping them afloat.
As we gather for #contentchat please introduce yourself and share if you are a community manager, a community member, or both.
— Erika Heald | Marketing Consultant (@SFerika) June 24, 2019
Q1: How do you define a community? What are the essential elements or characteristics?
Exact definitions can vary, but the general idea is that a community is a group of people who share a common interest or goal, and they come together online or in person to share ideas, engage with and support one another.
A1: Community is built upon sharing, engaging, supporting and providing value. When building your community, communicate, listen, engage, know your audience, be honest and don’t mislead, tell your story, focus on how you can help solve their problems. #ContentChat
— Bernie Fussenegger #Digital360Chat (@B2the7) June 24, 2019
A1 A community is a group of people who come together because of shared interests, and speak WITH each other (not AT). #contentchat
— Martin Lieberman (@martinlieberman) June 24, 2019
A1: We define a community as a group of people that offer impactful information for others through listening, engaging and sharing beneficial info and finds. #ContentChat
— OnePitch (@onepitchsaas) June 24, 2019
A community is group of good people who are supportive, helping, kind, and grateful.
Help you grow and support in your each situation. #ContentChat
— ⚡ Vraj Shah 📸 (@vrajshahspeaks) June 24, 2019
A1: Community is a safe space where community members can ask questions, share learning & experience, offer help, network, create or bridge connections. Most importantly, it is also where members don’t over promote themselves or their business. #ContentChat
— Win Shi Wong (@winshiwong) June 24, 2019
A community: a group of people organized around a common interest, either IRL or online. #ContentChat
— John Cloonan (@johncloonan) June 24, 2019
— HeidiCohen (@heidicohen) June 24, 2019
A1 What a great question! A community is a type of fellowship. Whether that’s with common goals, mindsets, ideals, or interests – the people of a community come together to express, communicate, and thrive together. #ContentChat https://t.co/oPSh5xRvtr
— Blais Enterprises (@BlaisEnterprise) June 24, 2019
A1: A community is a collection/gathering of like-minded folks who are interested in a topic/cause. It can be online or offline or a combination of both. Essential elements: Willingness to be a part of something bigger than yourself. #contentchat https://t.co/STfzXB5crl
— Jennifer Navarrete (@epodcaster) June 24, 2019
A1. A community, at its heart, is a group of people with a commonality. It can be where they live, what they do, what they like, what they believe, or some other dimension. #contentchat https://t.co/0vf3tZYfhS
— David Simanoff (@dsimanoff) June 24, 2019
A1: A community is a group of like-minded people who are typically brought together by a shared interest, cause, etc. For brands, it’s about finding the people who love and support what you do. #ContentChat
— Express Writers | Your Content Writing Team (@ExpWriters) June 24, 2019
A1. Community: a group of diverse individuals supporting a common goal. The community can occur IRL or on a digital platform. A common goal is the essential element with the basic characteristic of being supportive.#contentchat #oellc https://t.co/4ZQPB0SXs5
— Nerissa Marbury (@OneEpiphany) June 24, 2019