A Day in the Life of a Community Manager

We as a community manager wear so many hats during a day. Working hours are limited and we have to do our best to keep our fans/ followers engaged and glued to our community. We are good jugglers indeed! Let’s have a sneak peak at what exactly a community manger goes through during 8-10 working […]

5 Tips for Community Management

You maintain connections offline via phone calls, text messages, and meetings. It’s the same online. Human needs are the same and continuous flow of information is required if we want to keep virtual communities alive and engaged. I want to share some tips with you which are working for me while maintaining three virtual communities […]

Let Buddypress Outdo Facebook

The other week, once again we saw “the biggest IPO” game played – the Facebook. It’s all about billions. Dollars, and approaching that number of users, making it the first social service on the web attracting a billion and beyond.  At the same time, now being on the stock market, there is an obvious risk […]


Managing a Community: All in a Day’s Work

I used to think journalists were the supreme jacks of all trades. But then I did some research on community managers, and I think they might actually take the cake. That’s because a community manager is part brand ambassador, communicator and public face, internal connector, content writer, social media guru, and educator. Not all parts […]

Community Management in Healthcare

This guest blog is by Lauren Vargas as part of our themed content hosted the first week of each month, with October focusing on healthcare. “You can’t move so fast that you try to change the mores faster than people can accept it. That doesn’t mean you do nothing, but it means that you do the things that need to be […]

What I’ve learned after one year as Community Manager of Social Media Club

  I’ll soon be celebrating my one year anniversary with Social Media Club.  When I first joined on a part-time basis, Yong Lee and I conducted our first community census, which showed the size and growth Social Media Club has sustained since 2006.   My hope since starting was to join SMC full-time, which I did at the beginning […]

2011 State of Community Management from Community Roundtable

Jim Storer and Rachel Happe Co-Founders of Community Roundtable are amongst a few that I’ve closely followed over the last year, as I’ve grown in my position with Social Media Club.  Jim and Rachel have dedicated the last few years to exploring the role of Community Managers and how the position of Community Managers has evolved from […]