January 23, 2023

Community Professional Appreciation Day 2023

By David D.

Ah, the sweet art of community management – a practice as essential to a thriving online forum as the beating of a drum is to a marching band. With the swift and subtle touch of a master craftsman, a skilled Community Professional can nudge their community towards harmony and productivity, fostering a sense of belonging and purpose among its members.

But alas, as with any delicate endeavor, the task of community management is not without its challenges. For as the Bard himself wrote, “the course of true love never did run smooth.” And so it is with the management of a community, where the waters may at times be rough and tumultuous, and where the most skilled of navigators must be ever vigilant.

For in the wilds of the internet, there are many forces at play – the trolls, the spamsters, the flame warriors, all seeking to disrupt the peace and sow discord among the ranks. It falls to the Community Professional, then, to act as a gatekeeper, safeguarding the gates of the forum from the hordes of negativity that would seek to breach them.

But it is not enough to simply keep the peace; a true Community Professional must also be a leader, inspiring their members to greater heights and guiding them towards a shared vision. They must be a diplomat, negotiating the sometimes conflicting desires of their community and finding ways to bring them together in common cause.

And above all, a Community Professional must be a servant, ever ready to lend a helping hand to those in need, and to listen with an open mind to the concerns and suggestions of their members. For it is through this dedication to the well-being of the community that a true sense of belonging and purpose is fostered, and it is upon this foundation that a thriving online forum is built.

So let us raise a toast to the noble profession of community management, and to all those who strive to make the internet a brighter and more harmonious place. In this age of digital disconnection, it is the tireless efforts of these unsung heroes that keep the flame of community alive and burning bright.

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Community Professional Appreciation Day 2023

David D.

David D.

Building Online Communities since 1998 | Full Stack Community Professional | Host of Community Live

1 Comment

  1. David D.

    Please tag and share a few Community Managers who you appreciate so that I can get to know them too.