Skill #5: Getting Involved in a Community

We’ve all experienced the joy of community: colleagues mentor you; friends encourage you; strangers point you towards their favorite pizza shop downtown.

For that moment, whether you had previous ties to each other or not, you feel that sense of community.

And while every community is unique, one concept is constant: As urbanist Charles Montgomery defines it, “people gathering, talking, and helping one another everyday.”

Eric Holscher (today’s podcast guest) and Troy Howard have captured that concept and created a community for us – the tech writers.

The community: Write the Docs.

In this episode, Eric shares the story of Write the Docs and describes the power of getting involved in a community, including:

  • why tech writers need community.

  • how Write the Docs empowers tech writers.

  • how to get the greatest value from community.