I won't lie -- this issue is intense, and I struggled piecing everything together! But there are so many good articles this week, from handling documentation to being genuine with your community to escaping (or at least managing) the politics of community management.
Why do I do this every week? As you'll see in this issue, I know that DevRel is an emotional rollercoaster that leaves us riding a high of a successful introduction, only to drop off the edge when we have a difficult conversation with upper management. You need to know you're not the only one, and that things can get better. So take a few minutes to revel in the comfort of knowing that whether it's a good week or a bad one, you're not alone. Skim, click, read, and then go back to your to-do list with a renewed sense of purpose and drive to continue building your community.
I'd love to hear from you -- what resonates? What rubs you the wrong way? What helped you get through the rest of the week? Shoot me a note -- firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know!
Enjoy the newsletter and I look forward to chatting more soon!
Mary Thengvall, @mary_grace
DevRel topics popping up at #AllTheConferences
The #cmgr is the critical people support and facilitation function in the modern #digitalworkplace
👏💯📖 Product documentation is as important as the product you are delivering
Re: developer advocacy and partnering with other companies: “ I just want to make developers happy. There are plenty of devs to go around.” - @maxkatz