Be a good community manager in 20 minutes

by Martin Reed on 1 June 2011 in Snippets

You don’t have to be present in your community 24/7 to be a good community manager. If time is short:

  • Post a public comment on one member’s profile.
  • Send a private message to one member, thanking them for being part of the community.
  • Mention one member in a public post (forum/blog).

Easy, and not too time-consuming. Imagine the effect if you did this each and every day, along with your other duties as a community manager.

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Max June 1, 2011 at 11:25 pm

Quick, nice and easy but what to doo if you have a really large community? I Think that creating some small contests and blog/community site related polls is also a good way to build your good image as community manager.

Martin Reed - Community Manager June 3, 2011 at 9:54 am

I don’t think that polls are a particularly good way of creating conversation – people tend to vote and then leave. Furthermore, most votes in polls I have seen are anonymous – where’s the value to the community?