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💯 How long to go from 0 to success? How do you know if you are going as fast as you can from community building?

Have you ever felt out of your depth, like a fraud, and just guessed/bullshitted your way through the situation, petrified that at any time, someone was going to call you on it? - Mike-Cannon Brookes

Depends on how you define success. If numbers are what you seek then that’s your success metric. But, honestly, success shouldn’t be about how many members you have, how long did it take for you to grow your community, or how big it is. Success should be measured with value. Having 10 members who derive immense value and engage in the community is better than a thousand members who barely talk. According to us, even if you have a handful of members who are spending their invaluable time engaging with your community, then you have already succeeded.

In 2018, I took a Udacity course in front-end web development and found the community managers to be stellar advocates who were really motivating. I was looking to break into tech, and got inspired and started applying for community-type jobs as a result. I landed my first gig at Khan Academy, where I led and managed volunteer groups for a year before moving onto Quora to oversee writer and power user programs, and am now doing the same at Retool. - Alina Din, Community Manager at Retool
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet tw-align-center"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">To provide you with some best practices, we looked for common themes amongst communities that reported being successful. <br><br>Here are 10 data-backed tips for building a successful community for your business: <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; David Spinks (@DavidSpinks) <a href="">March 9, 2022</a></blockquote> <script async src="" charset="utf-8"></script>

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