Someone told me that community managers aren’t interested in networking because they do it day in & day out. My sense is that that is so not the case! We thrive on being interactive. And the nature of the job results in situations that we want to consult with peers & mentors about. Here are places to meet like minded people & connect. And even if you aren’t a community manager, but you’re interested in social networking& branding, feel free to join these conversations!
The Facebook group is very active. We’re soon going to have 2000 members there! And there are 120 discussion topics. People are seeking help & helping each other.
On Friendfeed I created a room for Community Managers. I just popped over there & see that it’s active. Yay! Join in the conversation there.
If Twitter is your thing then there are the Twitterpacks (I created a section for Community Managers). Here you will find many community managers & you can also add your username. The password is ‘project’. (The info went missing for a bit & gave me a scare, so I put a copy on my wiki. The password is ‘build’. Put your info on either & some day I’ll get them reconciled.)
Contribute to a Project to Create a White Paper
My work is gratifying but my professional involvement also adds to my satisfaction. Here’s an opportunity to get involved to further the community manager role. Axel from Xeequa has started a collective effort for a white paper on Best Practices for Community Manager Responsibilities. We invite you to add your ideas. It’s a pbwiki so easy to edit!
Where are you networking at & getting involved at a professional level?