Community management links round up 03/02/16
Here are some great community management articles we read last in the past fortnight.
In case you missed it, January 25 was Community Manager Appreciation Day! Here’s how it started, what it means and what you can do to show appreciation for your CM.
Launching a new online community? Track these metrics
by Sarah Stokely via Quiip
We outline key metrics to gauge whether your community is growing and help identify which areas might need to improve.
Looking to increase engagement and user registrations within your community? You may be turning people off with walls, gated content and long sign ups.
5 Things I Thought I Knew About Community Management…But Didn’t
by Georgina Cannie via The Community Roundtable
Community Roundtable busts the common myths and preconceptions about what community management work involves. Spoiler alert: It’s not sitting on chat boards all day!
Live streaming mobile apps are on the rise and set to play a bigger role in social media in the future. How can online communities incorporate live video in a way that strengthens connections?
A preview into the Pausefest master class on distributed leadership, hosted by Venessa and Quiip’s own Alison Michalk. Learn how community is a leadership discipline and what this means for the future of organisations.
Quick Tip: The Pros and Cons of Using Community Groups
by Rosemary O’Neill via Social Strata
A primer on when is it appropriate to use groups and sub-groups within a larger community, and what the potential benefits are.
In the latest #CMGRHangout, the team discussed community policies, why they matter, and how to start creating them.
Successful Community Managers Share the Secrets of Their Trade
by Juliet Carnoy via Marketing Profs
Four professionals demystify their roles and what it means to manage a dynamic, living community.
Are there any other great stories about Community Management that we missed? Add them in the comments.