Blaise Grimes-Viort My name is Blaise Grimes-Viort. I am an experienced Online Communities Manager and Social Media Strategist, and have worked with global brands, startups and charities, in fields such as Videogaming, Social Networking, Pharmaceutical, Broadcasting, Publishing and ISPs.

14 January 2011 ~ 2 Comments

Online Community Management Links Roundup 14/01/11

A roundup of links relating to Online Communities I saved on delicious.com or retweeted for the week ending 14th of January 2011.

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12 January 2011 ~ 69 Comments

Massive Online Community Manager Twitter list – are you on it? (updated)

As I research new thought on online community management and connect with community managers around the globe, I come across an increasing number of practitioners. When Twitter launched their Lists functionality, I thought I’d put it to good use and keep track of all these people in one place. At this early stage, I don’t [...]

11 January 2011 ~ 3 Comments

Join me in celebrating the London Community Manager Appreciation Day 2011!

Join me for a drinks in London to celebrate Community Manager Appreciation Day on the 24th January 2011!

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07 January 2011 ~ 3 Comments

Online Community Management Links Roundup 7/01/11

A roundup of links relating to Online Communities I saved on delicious.com or retweeted for the week ending 7th of January 2011.

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31 December 2010 ~ 3 Comments

My top 15 most popular Community Management articles of 2010

A heartfelt thanks for your support as a reader and sharer of this blog, and a run down of the 15 most popular articles about Community Management for 2010. Happy New Year!

17 December 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Online Community Management Links Roundup 17/12/10

A roundup of links relating to Online Communities I saved on delicious.com or retweeted for the week ending 17th of December 2010.

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10 December 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Online Community Management Links Roundup 10/12/10

A roundup of links relating to Online Communities I saved on delicious.com or retweeted for the week ending 10th of December 2010.

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06 December 2010 ~ 3 Comments

6 types of content moderation you need to know about

There are 6 common types of moderation which, as a Community Manager or Moderator, you need to consider when deciding how to maintain some sense of order within your community.

03 December 2010 ~ 1 Comment

Online Community Management Links Roundup 03/12/10

A roundup of links relating to Online Communities I saved on delicious.com or retweeted for the week ending 3rd of December 2010.

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26 November 2010 ~ 1 Comment

Online Community Management Links Roundup 26/11/10

A roundup of links relating to Online Communities I saved on delicious.com or retweeted for the week ending 26th of November 2010.

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19 November 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Online Community Management Links Roundup 19/11/10

A roundup of links relating to Online Communities I saved on delicious.com or retweeted for the week ending 19th of November 2010.

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12 November 2010 ~ 1 Comment

Online Community Management Links Roundup 12/11/10

A roundup of links relating to Online Communities I saved on delicious.com or retweeted for the week ending 12th of November 2010.

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05 November 2010 ~ 1 Comment

Online Community Management Links Roundup 05/11/10

A roundup of links relating to Online Communities I saved on delicious.com or retweeted for the week ending 5th of November 2010.

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01 November 2010 ~ 0 Comments

A vital trait for the Community Manager: Thick Skin

There’s a general positivity around Community Management, with a lot of great content being written about this fantastic career path. However, very little is discussed around one of the negatives, which is the experience of having abuse slung at you by some of your disgruntled community members.