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
With the internet becoming more convoluted over time, the only way to find calm in the chaos is to stick to things that matter to you. This is perhaps the primary reason why communities are on the rise because, with so much information out there, people feel like they need to put their foot down and gravitate toward like-minded people interested in the same things as they are. With things like Web 3 and the metaverse gradually becoming household names, niche communities will be a primary part of the future.
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