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

What is ‘community’ when everyone is isolated?

by Carter Gibson, Internal Community Programs LeadContinue reading on Google Cloud - Community »

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 »

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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

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.

Community lessons from a legend

And new projects announced!

My Community Journey: From the Island to the Mainland

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

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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.

Community is truly is relationships. Uncommunity #19

Hi there,Uncommunity Weekly is a bi-weekly newsletter where we bring you community experts interviews, resources related to building and growing communities, tools that you can use to scale your commu...

Be better community builders. Uncommunity #18

Hi there, Uncommunity Weekly is a bi-weekly newsletter where we bring you community experts interviews, resources related to building and growing communities, tools that you can use to scale your comm...

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

Measuring Online Community Success

You’ve launched your community, been engaging new members, posting new content, holding events, and so far you have a pretty good feeling things are going quite well. But *ARE* things really going wel...

Community Launch Day Checklist

Launch day is finally here! A Community Launch Checklist is a great tool to start planning and executing your new community launch. You have done so much work to get to this moment from interviews to ...

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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.

Why Content Maintenance is Important

The business and technology world moves fast. Technologies and tools get outdated quickly and are constantly being replaced by superior alternatives. Do you remember those video cassettes, or those 3 ...

7 Best Tips for Great Customer Service

Great customer service is crucial for your business to succeed. The days of being successful while not investing in excellent customer service are long gone. Here are the 7 best tips for great custome...

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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.

How Strapi is shaping community and building their product open source

An interview with Daniel Phiri, Developer Relations at Strapi

Build With Users Curated #6

The potential & challenges of voice-based platforms and communities

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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.

200+ Minimum Viable Community Ideas

This is a collaborative post by Rosie, Erin and Danielle. ❤️We’re almost midway through our Rosieland Community Building cohort and we thought the results of a collaboration activity would be useful a...

This week in community building - Issue 80

Give this a ❤️ if you appreciate this newsletter.10 Principles for Healthy Communities by Meg WheatleyBy Fabian Pfortmüller1. People support what they create.2. People act responsibly when they care3....

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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.

Types of Customer Service to Provide Exceptional Support Experiences

Customers expect brands to offer different types of customer service. Microsoft says that 59% of people have used three or more channels when contacting companies for help. And 9% of… The post Types o...

Types of Customer Service to Provide Exceptional Support Experiences

Customers expect brands to offer different types of customer service. Microsoft says that 59% of people have used three or more channels when contacting companies for help. And 9% of… The post Types o...

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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

Why You Should Spring Clean Your Community

Communities evolve. Members leave, members join, topics come and go. Through all of this, the community will change and grow. It is inevitable that your community will reach a point where you need to ...

The CMX Community Reading List

At CMX, we’re all about helping community professionals thrive. And what better way to level up your community building than learning from the greats? The CMX community reading list is a curated selec...

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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.

The Second Renaissance is Here

To kick our mission into high gear, we’ve raised a Series F funding round of $155M at a $4B valuation. This is proof of the incredible power and potential of creators, and of building this new economy...

A Man, A Van, and the Latest Releases: How Pretty Much It Made 2020 Work

When COVID-19 came along and confined Eric to his van — yes, he lives in a van — he could no longer make the comedic commentary tracks his long-time listeners know and love. So he did what so many cre...

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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.

Going Paid: How Edwin Dorsey launched and grew The Bear Cave

We invited Edwin Dorsey, author of The Bear Cave, to share his insights on launching a paid newsletter. Edwin is an individual investor who writes analysis and commentary in the world of short selling...

Going Paid: Advice from Illyanna Maisonet, author of Eat Gorda Eat

We sat down with Illyanna Maisonet, who writes Eat Gorda Eat, to share her reflections on launching a paid newsletter.

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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.

Slack vs. Forums: How to Choose

In 1934, American essayist Christopher Morley founded a literary society devoted entirely to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes novels. The inaugural meeting occurred at the Christ Cella restaur...

Nine Critical Best Practices for YouTube Success

Looking for more YouTube channel success? If so, read on, I’ll be giving you 9 tips to make sure you can get there. But First.. Why YouTube? With over 2 billion monthly active users, and over one bill...

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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.

3 Ways B2B Community is Changing in 2021

The pandemic has taught B2B companies that they can’t go back to how things used to be. But that doesn’t have to be a bad thing. When all B2B community marketing went online, many companies tried to r...

Why Every Brand Needs a Community Designer

If you’ve been trying to figure out how to structure your community for success, you’re not alone. But contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to pay thousands of dollars for a one-off course. And ...

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

Lessons Learned: Building Belonging at Work

“That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you’ve understood all your life, but in a new way.” — Doris Lessing

Issue #49: Belonging and Narratives

In so many ways, we are the products of the stories that we tell ourselves. Yesterday, my dad started his first round of chemotherapy for the not one, but two cancers he has. My family has known about...

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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.

Audience Graduation

Reading Time: 4 minutes A third-grade math teacher is particularly good at teaching one specific audience: third-grade math students. Every year, a new group of students appears, and they receive a to...

Lifetime Deals and SaaS Businesses

Reading Time: 8 minutes If there is one polarizing topic in the bootstrapped SaaS space, it’s running lifetime deals for a subscription business. Founders either love the idea of offering a one-time-p...

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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 6 Biggest Myths & Mistakes of Online Communities

What are the things that people assume about community building that drive you completely BONKERS?! Here are the worst culprits I hear: You need to be an extrovert to create an online community. Peopl...

The Ultimate Quick-Start Guide to Meaningful Engagement

Instead of telling you how to get people to “talk more” or “get people to care” I’m going to talk about the actual way to engage people while also making the world better. There is a lot of rhetoric o...

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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.

Behind Every Strong Local Community is an Army of Women Running Businesses from Home

By: Sonia Sahney Nagar + Kara WeberOur investment in West Tenth (and Why we Love Marketplaces)At community fund our thesis is to invest in companies with community at their core. We define community-d...

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...

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

How to Set Up Eventbrite’s Mailchimp Integration in 8 Simple Steps

Creating meaningful relationships with your community can help to boost attendance for your event and improve the overall experience for your guests. The good news is that you can now easily do this w...

The Ultimate List of Livestreaming Apps Event Creators Need to Know About in 2021

With the right livestreaming app, you can boost the reach of any event and attract audiences both near and far. Streaming your event live online means that people can attend from anywhere in the world...

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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.

Reddit: Organized Lightning

One of social media's oldest companies is also its most undervalued

Welcome to the Spontaneous Internet

Lately, I’ve been thinking about how the internet is getting more spontaneous. Posting, liking, commenting and messaging are all slowly morphing into hanging out online. This is changing how we connec...

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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.

Change by Design, Chapter 1 — #yenBOOKCLUB

This is your Community, Daily.

Start with Problem-Market Fit in the Early Days of a New Startup, Product, or Community

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.

Brite Ideas Podcast: Why Strategy Matters

For the second episode of Brite Ideas, we invited Andy Shaindlin, Vice President for Alumni Relations at Brown University, to discuss the importance of strategy.

Brite Ideas Podcast: Lockdown and Alumni Relations

We are delighted to share the first episode of our podcast series for advancement professionals, Brite Ideas.

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