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Groups: Connect, Engage & Collaborate with Others
Joining a group and/or contributing to a group are all actions that can lead to meaningful connections and collaborations with other SoundClouders! But what is the best way to go about these interactions? Where should you start?
Joining a Group
- First, figure out what topics you are interested in. Do you like spoken word, poetry, field recordings, electronic music...etc? Use our handy group search feature to find the group that fits your needs.
- Now that you've found what you are looking for, join in on the fun! To join a group simply click "Join Group." You are in!
Creating Meaningful Connections: Contributers and Listeners
Now here comes the most fun part: connecting!
- First, take a look at our Community Guidelines for some general rules on how to act within the community.
- Share your sounds: one of the most basic things to do when joining a group (if you are a sound creator). Share your sounds and put your work out there so other group members see you as an active presence.
- Pro tip: remember to only share sounds that relate to the group topic. Sharing sounds that are off base or uncalled for can create rifts and disconnections within the group dynamic.
- Share your voice: start a discussion or add to the conversation by commenting in the "discussion" section of the group you have joined. Check out the Disquiet Junto group discussion section. The comments are on-topic and constructive!
- Share updates via sound. One really cool idea when using the groups feature is to share updates, progress or just a simple "hello" via sound. You can do this as a moderator, listener, fan or contributer!
Tips for Moderating and Curating: Moderators and Group Owners
Sharing your sounds and voice are important steps towards the overall goal of creating meaningful connections, but what if you are the group owner/moderator? The same tips apply but let's elaborate!
- Share your passion and make sure your presence is visible. Post regularly in the discussion forum and connect via messaging. Take Mark from Disquiet who remains open, available and ready to interact within his established community. He shared his thoughts with us about his group:
- Do something with the results! A group is a great place to interact, connect and all the collected sounds are wonderful, but what if you could do more? You can!
- For example, you can start a Tumblr, Pinterest board, blog or Facebook group highlighting the sounds! You can also share the group contributions via social networks. Spread the word. The options are endless!