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🫂 How to bring in more engagement in long term?

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

Two things: quality and consistency. Although, even if you lack on the consistency bit, you can't compromise quality. The reason why people like Adele or Kendrick stay relevant despite going off the map every once in a while is because of the quality of their work. People have higher expectations when you’ve set the bar high for yourself. Yes, it can be intimidating to be consistent with quality but if what you have to offer genuinely has value, then you have nothing to worry about. Also, don’t forget to keep your efforts diverse. If you’re aiming long-term, you’re going to have to give your audience a plate full of reasons to stick around. Foster Serendipity - a lesson from Community OS teaches us that the best communities make it easy and create multiple occasions for members to connect with each other. Do stuff like hosting ice-breaker sessions, run mastermind groups, host events, fireside chats, office hours, anything that gives the community a consistent reason to show up.

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

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