Posts By Lauren Modeen

Why You Can’t Build an Online Community Overnight

I’ve seen folks build a beautiful online community interface and outreach strategy. They have their mission defined, the blogs and discussions open for action, and their server prepared for activity overload. It goes live and – – – and – – – and – – – wait for it – – – and – –Read… Read more »

Are You a T?

You may have heard of Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO’s notion of why you should hire T-shaped people – – “those people who are so inquisitive about the world that they’re willing to try to do what you do. They have a principal skill that describes the vertical leg of the T — they’re mechanicalRead… Read more »

15 Ways to Make Today Awesome

1. Get another cup of coffee 2. Clear all the clutter off your desk 3. Allow yourself 15 minutes to cruise around the internet and find the next place you want to travel to (personally, I’d vote for Scotland) 4. Write a blog post – even if only half-baked – and make it live 5.Read… Read more »

Top 10 Ways to Make Your Online Community Suck

Many people face similar problems when launching an online community. They get the technology, staff, and policies in place, and wonder why in six months the community is ailing faster than a blighted plant. The good news is that this is entirely avoidable if you stay away from this top 10 list… Here are 10Read… Read more »