Community Failings

I recently watched Experimentation is Innovation by MaryBlessing Okolie at the Community Managers Unconference. And it made we wonder; in trying new things for your community what failed spectacularly? And what did you learn from it?

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I’ve always invested and experimented in increments to avoid “spectacular failures”. It’s not that things didn’t fail, it’s more that certain things didn’t go according to plan.

One thing I do regret, more recently, is switching tools too quickly. But then sometimes I don’t. I keep getting frustrated with tools not doing or being enough, when I should probably just make do with what I have and focus on other things that will move the needle quicker.


I think I would be the type of person to also implement things in increments! It feels a bit safer, and like you could back track easier. However, I wonder if I would miss out on many opportunities for taking the cautious route! :thinking: