The Mind Tilt Podcast Interview About Community Management
It’s April 2009. I’ve been running the New Media Cincinnati social media group for a year and a half. Still connecting with people in the Greater Cincinnati area. Still passionate about taking online connections in the real world. I decide to take the day off the job that had the commute up to the Dayton area and make time to connect with my online friends in Cincinnati.
I put out the call on Twitter and Facebook, saying that I’d like to meet anyone who’s interested at the Max and Erma’s on Montgomery Road. Among many who respond is Andy Warner, whom I’ve only known on Twitter and Facebook. We’ve never met in person.
Lunch at the Max and Erma’s goes really well. We’re all encouraged to meet together on a day that’s not the second Saturday of the month. Andy and I hit it off well, and over the next several months we continue to meet from time to time. I share my copy of Chip and Dan Heath’s “Made to Stick” with him, because it resonates so deeply with me. Andy even makes it out to a New Media Cincinnati event.
Some months later, Andy lets me know via Instant Message (because we’ve become that great of friends) that he’s moved to Portland, Oregon for a new job.
Many months later he invites me to be on his new podcast, “Mind Tilt.” Andy describes it as “thought leadership at the intersection of sales, marketing and strategy.” Last week he releases it to the public:
Daniel has a deep passion for connecting strangers and promoting the richness of personal stories. This driving force for Daniel is clearly evident in everything he does from his early days of daily phone calls during his commute to weekly lunch meetups to founding New Media Cincinnati. Daniel and I discussed his learnings with New Media Cincinnati during this week’s conversation.
I’m honored that Andy let me come on his program and talk his head off and tell the story of building community here in Cincinnati. Check out our conversation here: Mind Tilt Podcast Episode 8 — Daniel Johnson Jr – A Community Manager Fighting for the Users.
A privilege and an honor, he lets me talk his head off about my approach in building and managing a vibrant community.
- Paul McCartney, Tech Hotspots, and WordPress Blog Spam (newmediacincinnati.com)
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