50+ FAQs asked by our audience, answered by community veterans.
It’s a tiny spec in the grand scheme of community management, a glimmer of hope that might not mean a lot but perhaps can offer newer perspectives. The purpose is to read between the lines and answer (or at least attempt to) questions that are simple yet essential. You can consider the community handbook as a place you can visit whenever your mind throws at you a question.
These questions have been asked by fellow community builders like yourself. Most of these questions were asked during our Threado Community Hour events. This is also the reason why our featured speakers - Sharath, Anamaria, and Cherish - inspired some of the wisdom that lies within. So, we put all those together and called it The Community Handbook.
This Handbook answers 50 questions with relevant examples, resources, tweets, and most importantly, memes. These questions have been divided into 3 categories - ideation, nurturing, and growth - each depicting a part or stage in community building. Of course, none of the answers are absolute, every answer is merely an opinion or a ‘best practice’.
Community building is often more questions than answers and it can get overwhelming at times. This Handbook tries to simplify some of the most potent conceptions around communities to help dial down the complicated stuff. Anything in the universe, no matter how sophisticated it may seem, if you strip it down to its core, it’s really not that complicated.
Adding this as an FAQ is nothing but a deliberate attempt to let you know that, yes, a few chuckles every now and then are guaranteed. Also, here’s a fun little task for you: There are 14 memes in this entire handbook, can you find all of them? And feel free to use it too!