I feel as though I sit here every Thursday and apologize for the fact that my Community Management module isn’t done yet, so I don’t have a sneak peek for Module 5: Expansion Planning out.

Well, this Thursday is no exception. Since online communities are sort of “my thing”, I’ve been spending a lot of time working on that module. It’s, er, kind of 30,000 words long so far. It includes actual examples of disciplinary and behavioural issues that we saw in Apotheosis in Cataclysm, as well as how we handled them, which is where the bulk of the wordcount comes from. I copy/pasted several private messages and officer communications (while maintaining anonymity). It’s all so you guys can see how we dealt with these various issues, in detail.

Right now, I’m working on the idea of cliques and how to prevent them from becoming a problem. Like I said, lots of time on this portion alone!

That said, I do have a second sneak peek for Module 2: How to Recruit out! You can find it, and all past and future Sneak Peeks, at kurn.info! I’ll still be updating you guys on the progress here, but every Thursday afternoon, until the guide launches, you’ll find a new Sneak Peek at my new site. :)

What else is going on? Oh, yeah! I was on this week’s Realm Maintenance show! I talked a bit about my guides, but mostly about Kurn’s Guild Spotlight, a short video I do every weekday where I shine the spotlight, if you will, on various guilds. I’m always taking submissions, so if you’re recruiting, plug in your guild details here for consideration for a spotlight of your very own. :)

And THEEEEEEEE Matticus sent me a whole bunch of questions about blogging, so that interview is up at his site.

So that’s what I’ve been up to! And now, back to my Community Management module and cliques…