10 Insights About Building a Community You Should Know

Cam Caldwell
3 min readJan 11, 2023

I’m naturally an introvert so this may seem counterintuitive, but I forced myself to meet new people and it is changing my life for the better.

Last year I started hosting weekly meetups and I want to share 10 insights about building a community that you have to understand:

  1. It’s 10 times harder than you expect. People are busy, distracted, and sometimes need a reason to get out of bed. Don’t be afraid to double text.
  2. You become more productive. When you know you have to share your progress with someone, you’re more likely to at least take action on one of your desires.
  3. You build confidence. You learn that you’re actually capable of creating something that other people take an interest in. And you see that they’re not much different than you.
  4. It replenishes the soul. After a tough week of dealing with life, it’s good to know that there are people you can be vulnerable with and that they have the same issues. Just be careful not to trauma bond.
  5. People will support you. When people see you show up consistently, they will offer you free space, products, and even outreach to help you grow.
  6. Other entities will want access. Companies know how hard it is to build an authentic community so they will be…

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Cam Caldwell

A creative sharing insights that people hopefully find useful. thecamcaldwell.com