"If you start a community, be prepared to amplify other people’s voices over yours." - Rosie Sherry
All of us start our journey from zero. And we owe most of what we've accomplished to hard work, luck, and most importantly, to those who helped us selflessly along the way. When we come together as part of a community, we live together, in some sense, as a family.
Recently, The Product Folks, Creators of Products, and several others collaborated and built a dashboard for verified covid resources to help India fight the second wave of COVID-19. They and several good samaritans on Twitter are relentlessly verifying and amplifying the reach of every user who is seeking help on Twitter and they have been doing it 24x7. While the second wave has been devastating at a large scale, these efforts of the communities on the ground are making a difference to several lives. That's the power of amplifying each other's voices in a time of need.
Beyond connections, curated and relevant content is the glue that brings the community together. Here are some content ideas to explore for your community.
The right community-building efforts enforce a ripple effect - what you offer resonates with people at such a fundamental level that it inspires them to give back to the community.