• At the start your content may be really broad while you nail down what you really want to drive your community towards.

    Here was my thought process at the start. “I’ll start a community. Something about toxic relationships – I don’t want to help people leave: stuff that – that’s too hard, that’s gotta be their choice … I want to … help people heal” and that’s what I do.

  • Don’t be afraid to work it out as you go along.

  • Don’t be afraid to piss people off.

  • Don’t be afraid to lose people.

  • Don’t be afraid of what people think.

  • There will always be more people excited to join than there are leaving.

  • Don’t be afraid of a bad reputation – at the start, any reputation is already better than what you have and you’ll be surprised how many will draw towards you to find out for themselves just because people say they’ll shut you down.

  • What should you post in your community?

  • Remember no matter what you post or comment, you’re here to LEAD the group – try not to get caught up in what people are struggling with, particularly if you’re creating a support community.

  • Share consistently how you stepped forward, don’t share current struggles you’re having, which are identical to their struggle, without adding your solution.

  • Posting is always trial and error while you find your footing. The key is consistency and demonstration of knowledge or expertise – this is what keeps people coming back. Always having new content and where you don’t – go out and find it.

Here’s an example of my first six posts while I found the time and people to start this community.

POST ONE:

Thank you so much for joining the group!

What has been the best part of 2017 so far?

POST TWO:

Meme: “Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die”

POST THREE:

I hope everyone had a magical weekend. I’m looking at putting a program together for the group (free) based on materials I’ve gathered over the past few years – what do you think?

POST FOUR:

A new week is set to begin. Let me get a little Danielle LaPorte on you – how do you want to feel this week and what are you going to do to feel the way you want to feel?

I want to feel successful so I’m going to be assertively stepping up and trying to contribute a little more. To this group, to my friends and family, in my daily life… in all the areas I want to feel a bit more successful. ?

Enjoy the new week xx ?

POST FIVE:

If you could start again – what would you change? Meme: Though no one can go back and make a brand-new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand-new ending” Carl Bard

POST SIX:

[THINK IT THURSDAY]

I have a question for you – share if you like…

If you met yourself, would you like the person?
What is it that you think you’d like?
What do you think could improve?
How could you improve it?

 

  • If your content gets bumped down in the group because people are responding to something less important, just post something in the comment box on a post you want to push back up to the top, and delete it straight away. This will push your post back up the top of the page.

For more ideas or to have an online community created for you, please contact Sarah J Webb