Exciting News – A New Slack Group!

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If you follow me on Instagram (@pooja_balasubs) and WhatsApp, you would know I’ve been bombarding you all with an article/video every other day! Better yet, this initiative got me in touch with so many people who were like-minded, enjoyed reading the posts and in-turn shared from their side as well.

You must think, ‘It is such an ineffective way to share content!’. I don’t blame you, I thought the same as well. But I started out there as those were the two most popular platforms. I also wanted to introduce the notion that Instagram and WhatsApp stories can be used for more than just sharing pictures from everyday life.

This was about 4 months back. (Can’t believe it’s been 4 months!) 

It grew slowly, after a while I started noticing a set of people who always PMed me to ask for links/discuss about what I posted/share from their side. I thought, ‘These people have been so amazing in always taking time to PM me and talk to me, I should create a dedicated group somewhere so they can share not just with me, but with each other’. I thought of a Facebook group initially, and then LinkedIn and finally landed upon Slack (thanks to Kaushik Anand who suggested it).

On 4th of July, I woke up and thought, ‘I’ve been putting this off for so long. It feels like today is the day to finally create a group. Let’s do it’. This is literally what went in my head, and hence, I went ahead and did. Now the group has close to a 100 people. I cannot say how thrilled I am! It is the idea of bringing such diverse strangers together to share content in a safe, encouraging and cultivating environment. That’s what I hope this group would turn out to be!

Are you interested in being a part of this? Simple. Simply comment below saying ‘I’m interested!’ or email me at soundaryab@ymail.com. I’ll email you with the invite link! Let’s spread knowledge. 

 

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Cheers! 🙂

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    1. Hi Anant!
      Here is the invite link: https://goo.gl/cEurb9

      Please click to join. 🙂
      1. Give a brief intro of yourself in the #general group
      2. Check all the pinned posts in the #general group
      3. Check the message from greetbot
      4. Start posting and being part of the discussion – this is the most important part.

    1. Hi Aditi!
      Here is the invite link: https://goo.gl/cEurb9

      Please click to join. 🙂
      1. Give a brief intro of yourself in the #general group
      2. Check all the pinned posts in the #general group
      3. Check the message from greetbot
      4. Start posting and being part of the discussion – this is the most important part.

    1. Hi,
      Here’s the link: goo.gl/4K7zRy

      1. Please go through all the pinned posts in the #general channel.
      2. Share articles from your side as well.
      3. Turn on the notifications so you can receive a message every time someone posts.

    1. Hi Pulkit,
      Thank you for showing interest! Here is a message I sent to those interested. Pasting it below:

      “Hey you,
      A brief background: I created this group as a means to connect complete strangers who had one quality in common – curiosity to keep learning every day. Learn about topics ranging from business to technology to psychology. If this sounds like you, I’m glad you signed up. Now, let me break it down into 3 simple steps:

      1. Click on this invite link: https://join.slack.com/t/knowledgehqcenter/shared_invite/enQtNDI5MTA4NTE2NTMyLTdjMzQyMTYxNTJkMjI0N2JkYmUyMmE2YjgzOTQ5ZTM2OTNhZTMzYzJlNGM2Mjg1MGZmOWRkNzlkMmM0MDVkZjk

      and follow the steps – Create an account, verify your email ID, give yourself a quirky name and join in!

      2. Turn on notifications. Slack does not do this by default. On mobile, click on the three dots on top right -> ‘Settings’ under Notifications -> ‘On mobile, notify me about…’ select ‘All new messages’. Unless you do this, there is no point in joining as you won’t get the notification.

      3. Check the pinned posts on the #general channel. You will also get a nice welcome message from me via the greetbot.

      If you did all the above, you are awesome! Now it’s time to start reading. And sharing as well. Any time you find an article/video that interests you, simply copy the link and paste it into the appropriate channel (Eg: An article on astronomy should go under the #science channel) with your thoughts on it. Keep the #general channel only for introductions.

      Important: I am planning on removing members of the Slack group who are not active/d not engage on the group. When you join the group, go to #general and comment ‘yes’ there for now. This is because I had recently written a post asking people who want to be a part of the group to comment ‘yes’!

      ***End of my monologue. Phew*** I’m so excited to see you there! Cheers. :)”

      Best Regards,
      Soundarya

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