Which one of these are you? Active, Lurker, Zombie.
Hey, it’s your friendly moderating-, benevolent dictator here LOL!
I love active users who make thoughtful comments and add value to the group (don’t just say “I agree” or “+1”).
And I also appreciate lurkers, who may not necessarily be actively commenting on current threads, but they’re still logging in occasionally, reading the posts, watching, learning, and observing. The key is, they’re still engaging with the community, even if it’s occasional.
And if you have an extenuating circumstance or other more important things that’s temporarily preventing you from participating in the groups, that’s totally OK. After all, life does get in the way for all of us.
But what I am concerned about are the Zombies (as I like to call them) - those who haven’t logged in to the website in months, they’ve unsubscribed from notification emails, almost never log in to the forum, have spent 0 (zero) minutes reading the posts, replied 0 times, comment 0 times, created 0 posts, haven’t liked anyone’s posts, and generally haven’t done anything since joining the group.
Now, if you’ve paid to be a part of this group, or you’re part of this because you’re a coaching client, or have purchased other products and services from me, then you have lifetime immunity LOL! I can’t say nothing to you!
But if you got access to this community during a free enrollment special offer, then you’re the person I’m talking to.
Having previously run a Facebook group filled with Zombies, I know that that’s not useful to the group to have users in here who don’t want to be here, and have absolutely no intention of ever participating now or in the future. Participation does not mean posting content, like I said. You can engage with the group even just by logging in occasionally and reading the posts.
And no, I don’t believe in junk-engagement - like asking you to post your website link or podcast episode or Instagram account etc. So I’m totally OK with you just reading the posts and not posting anything, rather than posting short answers just for the sake of engagement.
So here’s a friendly reminder, that if you are a free member, then please try to log in to the forum every now and then, maybe read some threads, maybe try to participate and add value whenever you can.
If you are a Zombie right now, simply reading and responding to this post will bring you back to life
– Ravi Jayagopal