Community With Me
Hi! Welcome to Community With Me. Me is Rachael. I created this site to share with others my passion for all things Community Management, Board Games, and general Geekery (including my feelings on the local foodie scene in Portland ME). Please make sure to check out my blogs section for new content as it comes out, and if you have a question, feel free to drop me a line.
When should you end a Community program? I came across this question in Matt Laurenceau‘s fantastic article on Community Programming, and it’s been on my brain ever since. While there is no one-size-fits-all approach for your programming, and naturally a host of reasons to consider that aren’t touched upon here, I decided to share a… Read more
From a recent conversation with Georgina Cannie and the frustrations her students found in their post-college job hunts, I decided to take on the challenge (or variety show) that is typing “Community Manager Jobs” in Google. Some of the initial results include: “Manage our newly built apartment complex!” “Volunteer to tweet about us! (We’ll eventually… Read more
It’s Saturday night and I’m watching five friends eagerly arrange their dice and characters. A blank grid is set in front of us, with endless possibilities to be found. We’re gearing up to play Dungeons and Dragons (D&D), a scene familiar to over 10 million players world wide. Our Dungeon Master (DM) dims the lights… Read more
Is running a community like playing a video game? I would bet at first glance your community doesn’t have much in common with the Mario franchise. However, online game communities were some of first to arrive on the scene, and their experience makes them perfectly suited to advise our work. Raphael Koster gave a speech… Read more