Too Great Expectations

April 16, 2015Comments Off on Too Great Expectations

If you haven't seen our new courses for professional community managers, click here

It's better to set expectations low and get better rather than set expectations high and get worse.

If you create 3 items of content per day, respond to every discussion, welcome every member, and respond to every complain, you'll soon find there's not much time for anything else – like the important work of growing the community. 

If you set expectations too high, you'll probably let the community down. As the community grows, you start creating bad content for the sake of filling a gap in the content schedule . You struggle to response to every perceived complaint or criticism because you replied to the last. These aren't critical tasks. 

Set reasonable expectations early on. An item of content every 2 to 3 days might be doable. Let a few complaints/criticisms slide. Respond to fewer discussions. 

Now you have simple expectations to keep, you can gradually raise them. You can increase the intensity. This creates a sense of momentum – which is even more powerful than setting high expectations to begin with. 

Comments Off
©2018 FeverBee Limited, 1314 New Providence Wharf, London, United Kingdom E14 9PJ FEVERBEE

We’d like you to join us.

We’re a group of community professionals who push each other to the cutting edge of our work. Every day we share our experiences, highlight new expertise, and push one another to become the best community builders we can be.

The day you join, you’ll get access to 1000+ practical tips, dozens of resources, and unlimited access to the top experts in our space. You’ll also get to see how we go about building a community amongst our own audience.

It takes just 30 seconds and doesn’t cost a thing.

CLICK HERE AND JOIN FEVERBEE

Level Price  
ALL COURSES The price for membership is $750.00 per month or $7,200.00 per year
Select
Community Development Program The price for membership is $1,100.00 per month or $10,560.00 per year
Select
Director of Community The price for membership is $8,770.00 per month
Select