Scaling Community

Yesterday, I posted a tweet thread formally announcing the Olive Tree Writing Club on Twitter. The thread got a ton of traction and interest from writers in nyc and beyond.

I can’t help but feel grateful. NYC is the best city in the world when it comes to writing and publishing. This writing club was our excuse to meet them. Yet, last year, I remember what a grind it was even getting a few people interested in our writing events. Despite the struggles, we embraced slow growth and showed up consistently, making small improvements after each meetup. And finally, the slow growth paid off.

I guess now we officially enter the next stage of community building: scaling up a community. While it’s exciting to have lots of folks interested, it’s important to scale mindfully: stick to our fundamentals, core values, and not get carried away by the hype.

January 29, 2023

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