As a first time Community Manager at a consumer internet start-up, I didn’t know where to begin when I grabbed hold of the reigns at SkinnyScoop a year ago. Lucky for me, my ‘can-do’ attitude, willingness to wear many hats and varied mix of previous job experience have proven to be essential in acting as the point person for a quickly growing group of people. It’s been fun to discover that bringing together a group of people online is much like how one may go about making friends (and friends of your new friends) offline – all of the same rules apply.
So what are the ‘rules’, anyway? If you’re a new Community Manager looking to get your head in the game, my ‘Five Tips for Building a Start-up Community’ are for you: