In this episode I take on a challenge from the Pat Flynn podcast and reached out to a number of administrators of Facebook Communities. There is real power in community, but it comes with a number of challenges as well. I made the ask of a number of community hosts to share their insights, challenges and the reason they love building and contributing to their respective online communities.
Many of them stepped up to the mic and that’s what we’ve compiled in this episode.
Some of the top tips and insights include:
Build the community you would want for yourself
Groups provide more visibility than Pages on Facebook
Post regularly and you’ll see interaction grow
You get out of it what you put into it
“Only when we come together as a community can we lift each other up.”
“We all have something to learn from one another, we all have a passion for music and speak that same language, and by coming together we can all make our musical journeys more enjoyable and productive.”
“I’ve seen growth in [our member’s] businesses because of their participation in the community and their support of one another.”
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