Finding Inspiration In Other Online Communities

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If you’re struggling for conversations to start, here is a simple tactic to find some inspiration.

Look at example of successful online communities. Identify a few of the most popular discussions. Then use them in your online community.

For example, looking at Barista Exchange below, an instantly popular thread is called Things not to say to a Barista. It’s generally of amusing content and has gained plenty of thoughts from many members.


Steal the idea.

Start a thread called Things not to say to a ……… (whatever your topic is).

Likewise, look at what events and activities other communities are doing. Adapt them for your community. Don’t wait for examples from communities in your sector, use any sector you like.

You should never be short of inspiration for increasing activity in your online community.

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