Hello everyone!

On November 2nd, the Pixel Geek Community turned two months old. Since the community's launch, I've invested in a mindset coach, virtual assistant, and MakerPad's Community Program. With those resources, I quickly learned so much about what it means to be a Community Manager and Leader.

I now understand what I need to focus on to deliver on the community's vision and mission with this knowledge.

Setting better expectations

The first step is to set better expectations for you and everyone else in the community. When I first launched the Pixel Geek Community, I planned to:

  • help as many people as possible on the chat board
  • continually add as many no code tutorials and projects I could find and post them on the website
  • create a No Code Awards program that helped tell the creators story
  • be available for 1-on-1 support
  • continue to do live streams
  • and generate more short-form tutorial videos

All of this while doing client work, working at Webflow, being a father, and being a husband! 😣  As I look back, that is a long list. And I'm not doing as great a job at all these things as I would like to. That's why I'm making some changes that I'd like to share with you.

"People think focus means saying yes to the thing you've got to focus on. But that's not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are."Β 
– Steve Jobs

Since the beginning of my web design journey, I've wanted to share the joy of building websites with everyone and empower everyone I meet to go further in their careers. But I have learned that by saying yes to everything and everyone, my impact is too diluted. That's why I'm sharing with you the following.

What's changing

As of today, I will focus more on building and conducting the Pixel Geek Visual Development Courses and only be available to help on the chat board to those who are a Pixel Geek or Pixel Pro tier member.

However, I'll still be available to take your questions during my weekly live streams. But two of the live streams per month will be one hour shorter to give the Pixel Geek and Pixel Pro tier members time for private support. I will also still create short-form tutorial videos, but only when I have time to make them.
When I have more time and resources, I'm hoping to add more to the website to give you all more valuable free resources to use as you continually learn and create things with no code.

What will happen to the chat board and members on the free membership tier?

As for the chat board, I will be closing it off to the public on Wednesday, November 11th, 2020. Since Webflow already offers a free support forum, this does not add as much value to our community as I thought. The chat board will be open for paying members only and get direct support from the PGC team.

For those that still want to use the chat board, you can still access it by upgrading your account plan, to the Pixel Geek tier, with the coupon code "pg2020". Using this code will give you up to 2 months of access for free. To avoid being charged for any future membership fees, be sure to cancel your membership before the end of this year.

My hope for the future

The future of this community is something that is continuously in my mind. I genuinely hope it's something many people in the future can lean on to help realize how perfectly imperfect they are, how valuable they are to the world, and how they can empower the next generation of creators.

If you have any questions or feedback, please reply to this thread, and I promise to read it and respond.

Thank you for reading this post, for your understanding, and for helping to make the web beautiful, together.