I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the kinds of relationships that we build with members, and how valuable those relationships can be.
In doing some reading I stumbled across this article called Building Trust Through Skillful Self-Disclosure
It made me think about how self-disclosure spills over into the online space and how we can properly leverage it.
The top 10 posts of all time on SitePoint (a community that I used to manage) are 6 games and 4 self-disclosure/off-topic posts. We had members that signed up and never took part in any other discussions.
What kind of role do these kinds of topics play in your community?