We can’t talk about what we’re doing, so we’re talking about the people doing the work. I’m biased about Nicole, because we’ve known each other for ten years, as we both cycled between freelancing, journalism, and community management. When it came time to double the community team (from one to two people), I knew we needed someone who would care about members of our community as individuals and not as shallow “likes” to be collected. Someone who would be honest and kind and no-nonsense. Someone who’d been there and done that and come out the other end devoted to serving a community, instead of using community to achieve other personal ambitions. We’ve got that person in Nicole. Read on for her story. — Sanya
Dreams and Memes
by Nicole Hamlett
Settle in, kids, and get comfortable for story-time. This is where I tell you about being a Community Manager.