Community management is hard work. It requires a careful balance of technology, psychology, workflow, and building organizational capabilities.

Fortunately, as the Internet continues to spread, more and more people are building communities. As such, we have a growing corpus of experience, and importantly, mistakes we can learn from.

Learning from failure is a critical component of how we grow. Community management offers rich potential here because it is chock-full of strategic and tactical decisions. We have to build a diverse tapestry of experience that weaves together strategy, growth, incentives, psychology, and more to net an overall successful community. There simply isn’t a way to do this without making mistakes: it is human nature.

Here are 10 key avoidable mistakes I recommend you swerve around as you kick your communities into action in 2019:

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