What's the status quo? Where do your community members connect with each other today? Where do they hang out in general and what do they do when they are seeking specific answers related to their needs or pain points?
This sounds like borderline stalking territory but you are merely being curious about how you can best help your community. Here's why is this is super important:
"I was spending a lot of time browsing Hacker News looking for stories that could serve as inspiration and education for how I could build my own online business and that's not really the use case that Hacker News was designed for." - Courtland Allen, Indiehackers
"Even if a community for a topic already exists, you can always bring a new angle. Find that angle by building the community that you wish existed for yourself." - David Spinks
The Ultimate Guide to Unbundling Reddit - how to create a product (or community) that serves the unmet needs of an individual subreddit.
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.