I've been building communities for a long time, but I always failed (or found an excuse) not to participate in the communities for community builders.
I know, kinda funny.
As part of my own personal progression I wanted to change this.
Any new landscape can be hard to get a true understanding of. Often information and people scattered. It takes time to find out what is what, and who is who. Then it takes time to organise this into something meaningful.
As part of this process I set up a page of resources to help myself. I also decided to set up a newsletter, this was mostly to help keep me accountable of staying on top of current news.
I started from scratch 6 months ago:
Now, reality check: it took 6 months to get to 100. It feels slow, but really it's ok.
It makes me laugh, but I'm honestly in no rush, and really it's a way to force me to learn more about the community building world and network with others.
The design isn't anything special, there's lots I could do to improve it.
I'm starting to get recognsied more (never had the time in the past), been invited to speak on an online thing and had compliments that people love the newsletter.
Also upon reflection, the professional 'community building' world isn't massive and really I see it as a place where lots of growth needs and will happen over the coming years.
Overall I feel like it is providing value, so I'm happy.
Here it is for reference: https://community.rosie.land/