Community is the latest buzzword across the tech scene. Every product right now wants a community and are going all-in on building a close-knit fan group.
Hundreds of communities are being created every day, whether it is a gamer community on Discord or a digital nomad community on Facebook, but not many have active meaningful interactions.
That’s because people are building it the wrong way.
Communities are formed when bonds between members are created. Building communities take time and it slowly develops over time. Although impatient companies accumulate a large number of members and turn them into a community. It is actually the reverse.
To put this into perspective- think of two different types of gatherings
The first one is a small party with a group of people that share an interest and the second one is a large concert. Which place is more likely to create more bonding?
When building a community, it’s really important to start with a small group of people and then slowly add in more members to create deeper bonds. And these deeper bonds translate to having an active and engaged group of wonderful people.
Would like to hear what others have to say! Also, thanks Hrishikesh for suggesting the topic of 'Communities' in the sidebar 🙌
P.S. Here's a blog on how to set a structure to the collaboration among the members of your community. Do check it out! Also give a read to this article on bringing about better bonding in your community.