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Community Manager Hangout: Blogs and Pinterest

March 16, 2012 — by Megan Larsen10

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Community Manager Hangout: Blogs and Pinterest

March 16, 2012 — by Megan Larsen10

Google+ Hangout:

    • Introductions
    • Definitions
    • Resources
    • Pinterest

Introductions:

Deborah Ng: Director of Community at BlogWorld & New Media Expo; Author of  ‘Online Community Management for [email protected]

Andrea Bredow: Community Manager at HealthFitness in [email protected]

Larry Jennings: Implementation Specialist looking to become a community [email protected]

Maddie Ruud: Community Manager for HubPages.com; As of tomorrow, Maddie has been HubPages Community Manager for 4 years! Send her a quick ‘congrats.’[email protected]

Matt Janey: Program Evaluation Coordinator, communicating via G+ and other social media channels.

Steffen Slacki: From Germany, Steffen wants to become a community manager in the Gaming Industry.

Michael Hahn: Former Community [email protected]

Tim McDonald: Founder of My Community [email protected]

Megan Larsen: Community Manager at My Community [email protected]

Defining the Role of a Community Manager is Not Easy:

What we can do in the meantime: Contribute to defining what that role is through promotion and education of various community manager roles. Examples of sites we see doing a great job at educating and defining the role of community managers:

  • The Community Manager: @TheCMgr
  • The Community Roundtable: @TheCR
  • #cmgrchat: Wednesday at 2:00 Eastern Time. Kelly Lux (@KellyLux) and Jenn Pedde (@JPedde) run this!

Other Popular Blogs for Community Managers:

Pinterest For Your Community: Is your community here?

  • Brand Page: This is your starting point.
  • Share Community Stuff: Articles, news releases, event pictures, etc.
  • Company Blog Posts: Increase traffic to company site.
  • Source Content: Take extra step and credit original author in your ‘description.’
  • Have you heard of Gentlemint? It’s the male version of Pinterest…

 

Feel free to add anything we’ve missed in comments below. Please vote for next week’s discussion topic while you’re at it! Two suggested topics include: ‘Cross-posting’ and ‘Copyright and Blogging.’ Thank you!

Megan Larsen

I'm passionate about meeting and engaging with aspiring professionals and professionals alike in areas of startups, technology, online community management, and anything new media marketing/communications. I think we all have something to share and learn from one another.
10 comments
annievazquez
annievazquez

Hi, I was wondering when is your next CM hangout?  Thanks, A:) @debng  

tamcdonald
tamcdonald

Happy to just be "Tim" again, instead of My Community Manager on the hangout. Thanks everyone for joining! Great to have debng and andreabredow join us for the first time. And always great to see people return. Thanks for summarizing meganlarsen4 

larboz
larboz

Thanks everyone for hanging...out... Anyways! Was a fun time. I really enjoy hearing the different aspects and opinions that come up every week. 

MaddieRuud
MaddieRuud

Always fun, always informative. Thanks mycmgr !

debng
debng

Fun chat today, thanks for hosting! I look forward to attending as often as my schedule permits.

larboz
larboz

[email protected]@debng Hi Annie, @mycmgr runs a G+ Hangout Every Friday at 1PM CST! Hope to see you there! Here is the link to MyCmgr  on G+ if you need it: https://plus.google.com/u/0/100339881497512945462/posts

meganlarsen4
meganlarsen4

[email protected]'Hanging...out...' or 'Hangouter' - You were present in our chat room - and a contributor either way! :) Thank you Larry! 

meganlarsen4
meganlarsen4

[email protected] keep coming back for more - adding insights to our weekly hangouts that would otherwise be absent :) You rock Maddie!

MaddieRuud
MaddieRuud

[email protected] Great to finally "meet" you after seeing you all over the web. :)