"There's a magic you can only create in small groups. As a community grows, it loses some of that magic. It's almost always better to start small when building community." - David Spinks
Here are a few reasons why there is tremendous value in starting small:
"Start small. Start tiny. 95% of communities can start as a simple group chat. A community only needs a shared purpose and a place to thrive. Don’t overthink it" - Greg Isenberg
The first 30-days in any role are equal parts exciting, overwhelming, and confusing. It’s also really important as it’ll set the tone and direction of your role for years to come.
Acknowledging the top contributors and public shoutouts/appreciation for great work done within the community is a step further towards building trust and fostering a culture of supporting each other.