In my new role at Saddleback Church, the biggest part of what I’ll be doing is fostering and managing a community of Pastors as they gather around Pastors.com with all of its resources. Online community management is often difficult to understand when you begin your thinking with the tools and technology. But if you start with the elementary principles instead, it begins to make good sense.
People were made to belong in community with one another. Online communities are just one arena where community relationships are formed and grown. I’ve just written a post over at Fuel Your Blogging about 7 myths of building successful online communities. It might help in understanding what I’ll be doing, but it also may help you catch a principle or two for your own work of blogging and community management… if you’re into that sort of thing.