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
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
To be honest, lessons are individualistic. A common theme that has recurred through most of the answers is that building a community is a completely different experience for everyone. What works for you might not work for someone else. There might be times when you struggle to keep members engaged, have events with no turn-ups, and see more people leaving than coming on board, but it’s in your hands how you look at these moments and move forward.