Since I took on Trizone some 5 years ago, there's been one thing that I felt has been missing - a community. A place where people that love triathlon come to discuss all things triathlon. A place that is safe and builds upon their desire to be a better person - be it a little more focused on their physical and mental fortitude than counting Pi to 20 decimal places (3.14159265358979323846).
The building part excites me but also is a tough reminder that shit can and will go wrong. Take this as one of those. The first stumble wasn't even a stumble but a false start. Allow me to set the scene first. I'd roped in a few likeminded readers who were gracious enough to want to become a small coheort of geniue pegs in order for me to really tease out of the community idea.
Now that I have a small coheirt, what's next?
As I do, I started researching on how poeple have built successful communities before. Just a quick note here; it's not just a piece of forum software.
I gravitated to a book called Get Together. It's brilliant.
I read every word many times in order to not miss anything so that I coould capture the essence of what the book is trying to tell me and to assit me in crafting a strategy.
Here is my notes and step-by-step process. https://www.notion.so/shawnsmith/Community-1378bc14f90042b2a162e4beec9b3a05
If you are keen to learn more or have any questions, feel free to ask me anything.
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