Best 37 Community Building Blogs of 2021

Key criteria

I look for quality articles, written by someone who is writing from personal experience. The quality of the content is more important than how long an article is, but I do favour blogs which are kept updated with new posts on a regular basis.

The best Community Building blogs you should follow

Community Management strategist & Program Manager | Internal Community Programs Lead @ Google | Excitable Geek | Lover of spectacle | I write about my passions

Pornhub’s Nuclear Reaction Necessary Thanks to Lackluster Moderation

What happened to Pornhub eventually happens to any growing platform without proper community investments. But, in a twist, is it leading…Continue reading on Medium »

When will ‘Verified’ just mean ‘Real Person’?

The reasoning for — and challenges of — expanding online verifications beyond notable figures.Continue reading on Medium »

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Co-founder / CEO of the togetherness platform. Communities you build in minutes. Packed with AI. Nordic made in spirit and in tech

Building for Creators: Are Community Tools the New Panacea?

This time it’s a guest post by Nisha Ramchandani (Axilor Ventures). I had the pleasure of being part of a great panel of mainly Indian founders that Nisha Ramchandani hosted. It was one of these magic...

Why is it so hard to get people to network on slack?

A lot of co-workings (and others) are trying to create communities on slack at the moment. Many get frustrated after a while. Why? Slack is perhaps the tool for fast-moving teams, but why doesn't it w...

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I’ve learned community is built one conversation at a time. Powerful community work is creating, supporting, and growing the spaces where meaningful conversations happen.

My Community Journey: From the Island to the Mainland

And where I'm going, with your help! [6-minute read]

How to create an instant-community

📓Also, I made you something (it's a Notion template)

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Get smarter about building communities. Building a community is hard. Engaging a community is even harder. We put together 100s of resources that will help you build and grow communities. From books, tools to podcasts that you can listen to make better decisions for your community.

Write that down... Uncommunity #15

6 minutes read time

Maintaining relationships. Uncommunity #14

5 minutes read time

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A turn-key community platform powering a fully-branded custom social network.

Hitting A Milestone: 100k Users On Honeycommb

We connected with Sam Houston, Founder of CannaBuzz, a social network for Cannabis Enthusiasts. CannaBuzz recently hit 100,000 users on the Honeycommb platform, so we wanted to chat with Sam about his...

Honeycommb Product Update: January 2021

New updates in January bring powerful new features and experiences to the Honeycommb platform. Updates to Membership, language and some exciting news coming later in Q1 for our Membership Communities ...

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Vanilla provides a one-stop-shop solution that combines the power of customer community, Q&A, knowledge base, and ideation to help brands improve CX and loyalty.

SEO Fundamentals of Hosted Online Community Forums

If you have an online business, you know that how you rank in a search engine results is vital. Heck, it can account for almost 50% of your traffic, so getting it right is important.

Should I Measure NPS Specifically In My Support Community?

“How likely is it that you would recommend our product/service to a friend or colleague?” Have you ever seen this question? It’s usually accompanied by a slider or a way to choose a score from 1 to 10...

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We share best practices, tips & news for community building. Building software to help organizations become community-driven.

Disciple community management platform helps leaders build independent, valuable and trusted communities in a safe space that they own and control.

With Build With Users we’re sharing lessons on how software startups with traction are building their business leveraging a user community. We’re interviewing people behind such companies to learn about how they grow their community, keep people engaged, and use their community to improve their product.

Build With Users Curated #4

🎯 KPIs & Metrics. Measuring community success

How Commsor started their community for community builders

An interview with Mac Reddin, co-founder and CEO at Commsor

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I’m Rosie Sherry. I’ve been building communities professionally for around 15 years. I’ve done everything from meetup groups, managing a coworking community, to creating a global community for software testers, to where I am now, leading the community over at Indie Hackers. This is a newsletter for people who want to build communities.

This week in community building - Issue 73

Use that ♥️ button if you appreciate this newsletter!Bring In The Social… FinTech Is Getting Wavy!Marie DolléThere's a cultural generalization that talking about money should be taboo, but the reality...

How I handed over my community

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We collaborate with global community leaders to implement proven, research-backed strategies for community success.

A powerful community platform integrated into your product. Increase user engagement, retention and customer lifetime value.

SaaS Customer Success: The Complete Guide [2021]

Have you ever heard the statement “it’s less expensive to keep a current customer than to find a new one”? This statement has a profound impact on the bottom line… The post SaaS Customer Success: The ...

The Ultimate Guide to Building a Customer Community

People naturally form communities around things they care about. A quick search on popular social networks reveals groups for everything from sports teams and hobbies to customer community of brands… ...

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Connecting association community managers to information and resources that enable thriving communities.

Connecting, training, and advocating for community professionals world-wide

The 2021 Community Industry Report: The Data You Need to Build Thriving Communities

202o was a pivotal year for the community industry. Since we launched our annual Community Industry Report in 2017, community has become essential to business. Year after year, community programs cont...

A Conversation with Paras Pundir, Community Professional of the Year 2020

A strong community begins with genuine connections. These authentic links are crucial to building an engaged community, online or offline. Paras Pundir, CMX’s 2020 Community Professional of the Year, ...

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We help you build better communities by focusing on data & social sciences.

Our SaaS cloud-based community + marketing automation platform brings people together to ignite engagement + problem-solving.

Patreon is a creator-founded membership platform that helps creators change the way their art is valued through a direct relationship with their fans. Thousands of video makers, podcasters, musicians, writers, game developers, and other creators are making a salary on Patreon. Through ongoing financial support, they are able to spend more time connecting their fan community and creating filling the internet beautiful things that millions of people enjoy.

An Update to Patreon’s Policies on COVID-19-Related Medical Misinformation

Patreon is updating its community guidelines to address content spreading misinformation on COVID-19.

Joe Budden Connects Directly With His Community on Patreon

On September 23, 2020, popular podcast host Joe Budden aired his last episode of The Joe Budden Podcast on Spotify with the vision of…

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A place for independent writing. We make it simple for a writer to start a paid newsletter. We started Substack because we believe that what you read matters and that good writing is valuable. We believe that writers, bloggers, thinkers, and creatives of every background should be able to pursue their curiosity, generating income directly from their own audiences and on their own terms.

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Share a post from a favorite Substack writer or a link to buy the book you're currently working through.

It's on! Starting soon: watch live talks from Substack writers

Substack’s first conference, Substack On!, is starting in just a few moments. We’ve got a full day planned with talks from writers of all shapes and sizes.

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Hi, I'm Anna founder of Community Finder. I've made my career in digital product development during the last 7 years. Things my experience covers is software engineering, business process management and content development and strategy.

Audio-first community handbook

Handbook on how to start, manage and grow an audio-first community or incorporate audio-practices in your existing community.

Workflows of audio-first communities

In the article we will be talking about workflows of audio-first communities. What you can expect, and how you can organize onboarding, community rituals and knowledge hub of your audio community.

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I'm a leading community manager, speaker, author, and podcaster. I'm the founder of Jono Bacon Consulting which provides community strategy/execution, developer workflow, and other services. I previously served as director of community at GitHub, Canonical, XPRIZE, OpenAdvantage, and consulted and advised a range of organizations.

Jillian Hufnagel on Building Culture and Growth in Teams

Jillian Hufnagel is a successful business coach working with companies on topics like emotional agility and harmony in the workplace. Once a teacher and executive assistant, she subsequently became a ...

How to Spot Trends in Blog Content That Boost Traffic

Do you need to know how to spot trends in blog content? An estimated 600 million websites on the internet today have blogs, with almost 2 billion blog posts being published every year. That translates...

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Keynote speaker, marketing strategist, podcaster, author of 7 books including Marketing Rebellion. I extract the signal from the noise. COO of B Squared Media.

Writer + podcaster studying creators and online communities

What is community?

Community means a lot to me. It started as a volunteer interest while running student organizations in college and organizing startup weekend events. Then it became my business while building the Unre...

Unreal Collective has been acquired by Smart Passive Income

Unreal Collective, my paid community and virtual accelerator, has been acquired by Smart Passive Income. And beginning January 1, 2021, I’ll be stepping into a leadership role with Smart Passive Incom...

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Mighty Networks powers brands and businesses that bring people together via online courses, paid memberships, events, content, and community–all under your brand, instantly available natively on every platform. We serve the rapidly growing world of “creators with a purpose” in the emerging category called The Passion Economy.

The Best Community Building Platform

If you’re a creator looking to bring together a community of people around a shared interest, goal, or idea, then there’s never been a better time than right now. If you haven’t noticed, community bui...

Tips for How to Market a Membership Website

Many digital creators have realized just how powerful building an online community can be for their brand. But it can be a challenge managing your community across multiple platforms. A great solution...

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My newsletter explores the principles of technology development that build and reinforce real and meaningful relationships missing IRL.

Issue #46: Temporality and Belonging

"Time has never been experienced one way, but rather differently by different people, in relation to their power, status, and mental and physical health and safety."

Issue #44: Cultivating Belonging at Work

"You cannot change any society unless you take responsibility for it, unless you see yourself as belonging to it and responsible for changing it." – Grace Lee Boggs

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I write on The Bootstrapped Founder because bootstrapping is a desirable, value- and wealth-generating way of running a company, and still many people shy away from it. I wrote about how we founded, ran, and sold FeedbackPanda in under two years. I’ve been sharing the learning from my journey over the last decade in my guide Zero to Sold.

When Your Business Gets Cloned

Reading Time: 4 minutes This week, I ran into a Tweet by Mike Rubini, who had found that not only his product Groouply had been cloned, but the person behind copying his Facebook group monitoring tool...

Jargon and Community

Reading Time: 4 minutes I’ve been thinking a lot about the understood meaning of terms in quickly evolving industries this week. I even chose to make a major pivot because of this in renaming the book...

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My name is Evan Hamilton. I love to bring people together. I’m privledged to get paid to find ways to create win-win situations for companies and customers. Currently I am Community Team Manager at Reddit. Previously I was Director of Community at CMX, Community Lead at Coursera, Director of Community & Customer Loyalty at ZOZI, Head of Community at UserVoice, and Community Ambassador at Flock. I’ve been doing this for over 10 years and still love getting to do this work each and every day.

The Future of Remote Work (and why companies need to start hiring more community professionals NOW)

Slack just released some fascinating research on remote work in the age of COVID-19. There are some fascinating takeaways every manager should think deeply on. Notably, that most employees would prefe...

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Community Strategist. Currently: Head of Community at Venafi. Previously Salesforce & Atlassian.

Hi Steven- thanks for reading the post.

Hi Steven- thanks for reading the post. I’m sorry to hear your stepson has Crohns. They’re not the same, but they’re very similar- both are IBD. Crohns is especially tough. Hope he’s in remission and ...

I like to call this the poop hat!

I like to call this the poop hat!

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I’ve been leading online communities since the early 2000s and have created community for presidential campaigns, non-profits, small businesses, and the Fortune Global 50. I know the power of online community because I’ve been both the recipient and creator of powerful connection.

The Ultimate Community Strategy Giveaway

Enter now for a chance to enter to win everything you need to engage your online community - meaningfully! Books, software, HBR subscription, and more!

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Seed-stage VC working with entrepreneurs to leverage the power of community.

TikTok: Transforming Music Creation and Distribution

Written by Julia Maltby and originally posted here.I am passionate about the creator economy as an investment theme for my work at Flybridge, where we have invested in a few leading creator economy pl...

From founder to full-time VC

Written by Anna Palmer and originally posted here.Today, I am excited to announce the next step in my investor journey as General Partner at Flybridge. At Flybridge, I’ll be focused on investing acros...

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We invest in early-stage community-driven companies.

The Community Playbook Cheat Sheet

Source: UnsplashThis week, The Community Fund’s LP, Flybridge Capital, released The Community Playbook, a guide to help founders set up their communities and leverage community as their differentiatio...

Little Girls’ Dolls, Big Business

How & Why we Invested in Healthy RootsBy: Aaron Samuels, Sonia Sahney NagarMeet Zoe: Healthy Roots Dolls’ debut characterWe are excited to share The Community Fund’s investment in Healthy Roots Dolls,...

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A global platform that allows anyone to create, share, find and attend events that fuel their passions.

7 Add-Ons to Boost Your Event Income

Selling tickets isn’t the only way to make money from organising events. Check out these 9 add-on ideas to increase event revenue. The post 7 Add-Ons to Boost Your Event Income appeared first on Event...

3 Free Ways to Create a Custom Event Banner

Take these simple steps to create a custom banner for your upcoming event in just a few minutes, completely free. The post 3 Free Ways to Create a Custom Event Banner appeared first on Eventbrite UK.

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I build internet communities. I'm the Co-Founder of Late Checkout, a product studio that designs, creates and acquires internet communities. I'm also a growth advisor at TikTok and a venture partner at Indicator Ventures, a tech venture fund.

The Ultimate Guide to Unbundling Reddit

Reddit is one of my favorite places on the internet. It's like an early version of a metaverse, where people come together to create interconnected worlds, each with its own culture. That interconnect...

Why the Future of Startups are Studios

Welcome to the golden age of the product studio

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Currently building community at Commsor

Defining Community for Businesses

The broadness of community is both a blessing and a curse. As a term and concept it can often be hard to explain. Ask 10 different people to define community from the perspective of their company, and...

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I'm Noele Flowers, and I'm a community manager and content creatorl. I'm currently running all things community at Teachable, a platform that helps online entrepreneurs create and sell online courses. At Teachable, I created and run our community program which includes a private tiered forum, virtual events, product betas, and exclusive custom content. I have *a lot of thoughts and feelings* about community management, and I'll be sharing those via my blog.

Hi! I’m John, and I’m pretty-much obsessed with community! I’ve been studying, building, and even writing software for communities for the last 20+ years.

Kat Mañalac: How to Launch (Again and Again)

This is your Community, Daily.

Designing a Community (and Product) Onboarding Process through Transparency and Communication

This is your Community, Daily.

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Our mission is to equip creators, builders, and entrepreneurs with the resources and support needed to take action and manifest their passions into the world.

7 Ways to Build Virality into Your Product - Startup Sanctuary

It can be hard spreading the good word about your product when just starting out. This means you want to be tactical and take every opportunity you...

Startup Weekly - Startups and Digital Marketing with Catherine Yushina of Soar - Startup Sanctuary

Catherine is the head of Operations at Soar.sh, a marketing services agency for growing startups. Soar helps digital companies grow faster with...

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We’ve developed a powerful solution that allows our clients to easily brand, customize, and engage their communities. Leveraging modern design standards and an advanced suite of functionality, organizations can offer their stakeholders a dedicated networking space where they can share knowledge and experiences, benefit from targeted opportunities, and keep in contact with both the program and each other.

How to Create an Online Community for Your Non-Profit Organization

Online communities have skyrocketed in recent years.

Happy Community Manager Appreciation Day!

Community Manager Appreciation Day is celebrated annually on the fourth Monday of January. Created by Jeremiah Owyang in 2010, it is a way to recognize and celebrate the efforts and impact of communit...

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