Keeping Control of your Community with Sarah Makdad – Part 2: Maintaining a Mental Healthy Community – Indie Game Movement Ep 284 Shownotes


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Keeping Control of your Community with Sarah Makdad

Part 2: Maintaining a Mental Healthy Community

Episode Description:

Lots of time when we talk about the health of our community, we think about this in a very general sense. 

However, looking at your community from the perspective of your, your team’s and even your fan’s mental health can make all the difference in how you’re able to maintain and control your community. 

Thankfully, in the second part of our Keeping Control of your Community miniseries, Sarah Makdad shares ways to cope, understand and manage you

r mental health and others to help ensure your community stays healthy.

Q?Box Round Answers!

Check out Sarah’s responses last episode in 283 to get some context to the questions asked in this episode!

Cape or no cape?

No cape.

What is your childhood favorite video game?

Pokemon Blue

What game are you playing now (like…RIGHT NOW)?

Still maxing out Exocolonist Teenager


We covered quite a bit today. Could you list 3 suggestions or tips you would recommend to indie devs based on our discussion?

    1. Don’t compare and despair, but learn from other communities and community managers.  
    2.  If things blow up and you have a team, keep an eye on everyone to make sure they’re ok! 
    3. When dealing with difficult individual situations, have resources ready to refer people to. 


How to get in touch with Sarah and Triband

Looking for some awesome health-related community management courses!:


Sarah’s website: sarahmakdad.com

Sarah’s Twitter: @MakdadSarah

Triband’s Website: www.triband.net

Triband’s Twitter: @tribandtweets

Triband’s TikTok: @whatthegames


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