You need to at least let them feel like their feedback is being heard. Not every idea must be put into affect and you can’t let your members totally direct what happens with your community, but you’ll have a much stronger adoption rate for new changes [...]
How do you get the feedback you need? The community is waiting to give it to you. And that’s why… [...]
Many internet startups are trying to launch with “community” as the core of their business, but they seem to be flying blind as to how you go about growing a solid community. I’ve been asked to consult for a number of these startups. [...]
Leverage your involvement in related communities to first seed your community with participants. You can’t force these people to join… [...]
You must grow within your community, especially in the early days. Later, leaders will arise who can handle some of the day-to-day things and welcome new members. But in those first few days, weeks and months… you are the welcoming committee, janitor, house mom, judge [...]
It could be the community in your five-person workplace, your blog readership or even a massive web community… but the lessons still apply.
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