Community Training

« They Already Do It (Or Want To) | Main | Online Community FAQ »


Ryan Paugh

Hey Rich. Great post.

What would you suggest for people who are dealing with a community that's growing at an exponential rate? Do you still recommend the same practices? I've used all of these in my Community Management positions, but what happens when you're managing a very large community and it becomes hard to justify the amount of time you spend building one-to-one relationships with people?

That's a problem that I am dealing with right now. I'd love to know what you think.


Richard Millington

If the community is growing at an exponential rate then why do you need to invite anybody?

Community managers don't need to build personal relationships with every member. They need every member to build personal relationships with each other.

That means more activities, introducing groups of members to each other, ensuring newcomers interact with people immediately and enabling/facilitating these relationships to take place.

The comments to this entry are closed.

More Tips From Rich

Buy Buzzing Communities

Subscribe to FeverBee

  • Get free updates by e-mail

Become a Fan