Recently I came across some people on Twitter and other places. We were talking about community building related topics. I discover that people outside of Community Building space have some very different definitions of "community".
I inquired them where did they get their definitions from. They gave me some sources. I was blown away. Many authors tents to make this simple concept of community super complicated. I guess that's just what university professors do, make things complicated so they can charge you money and make you think they are smart.🙄 (of course, not all of them)
Community is simple. Here is how I understand it as a community builder. A community is a group of people, more than 1 person, interacting. That is it.🌞
Don't limit yourself to the definition of community. A college club is a community. A boardgame shop has a group of constant customers is a community, a city is a community, an online forum like Indie hacker is a community, just you and I talking is a community.😌
You can have a community on anything. You can build a community around your product. You can build a community around a problem space. As a community builder, your job is to get people together and lead them to interact.👶👧🏻🧒🏼👨🦱🧑🦱👩🏻🦱👨🏽
Of course, there are a lot of skills that go into community building, but the definition of "community" is simple and clear.💫