A packed room at the breakouts at Social Slam 2013Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.

Having a strong community is one of the most important aspects of business. This week’s roundup includes seven posts that are good reads on both maintaining as well as building your business community. Enjoy!

1. How To Be A Better Facebook Community Manager

Why: Shelly Kramer details what goes into successful daily Facebook management.

2. So You Think You Want to be a Community Manager?

Why: An inside view on what community management actually entails. Even though it’s more than a year old, Maggie McGary‘s post is a must-read for anyone considering a career in community management.

3. 6 Things I Wish I Would Have Known as a New SMM/CMGR

Why: Carrie Keenan shares some great advice for those who are new to the Social Media Manager or Community Manager role.

4. Taking Your Blog Post Series on the Road

Why: In this guest post for WUL, Nick Kellet explains how placing guest posts on various blogs can be used to build your brand community.

5. Community Consultation – Offline & Online

Why: The offline aspect of community is often overlooked in today’s digital society. Jamie Garantziotis‘ post from a year ago is still a great read on the importance of offline community interaction.

6. Are you building an engaged community with content?

Why: Over at Socialbrite, John Haydon shares some ways you can adjust your content marketing strategy to build your community.

7. How to Increase Business Blog Traffic, Readership, & Community

Why: Increasing the traffic to your business blog is one of the results of building an engaged community… and there are many others. Lee Odden offers some great tips here.

Do you have a great community management or building tip you would like to share? Please let us know in the comments below.

Shonali Burke
Founder and publisher of Waxing UnLyrical, Shonali Burke helps purpose-driven brands bring big ideas to life. She teaches at The Johns Hopkins University, has gone back to school herself with the Harvard Business Analytics Program, and is creator/lead instructor at The Social PR Virtuoso® online training hub , where ambitious PR pros learn how to unleash their inner Social PR superheroes. Owned by Lola the Basset Hound, she's mad about ABBA, bacon, cooking, dogs, and Elvis, though not necessarily in that order. Wouldn't you like to be in her kitchen?
Shonali Burke
Shonali Burke