The Life of a Community Manager

The Life of a Community Manager

By Liam Foy

To an outsider, the life of a community manager or one of those people that sit on Facebook for a job is all fun and games. Sadly, it isn’t all the time. We actually have to do real work and deal with actual people and problems. So here’s my interpretation of our lives and the every day struggles we all have to endure. As with most of my posts I have to do it in GIF form, otherwise it’s just boring.

The Struggles

You explain to someone what you actually do for a job

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One minor change on any given platform, changes EVERYTHING!

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The post that you think isn’t that strong but the client loves does really, really well (We’re talking about smashing all previous post engagements)

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#FailWhale

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The trolls

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The people who can’t Internet

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When there’s customer complaint after customer complaint

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The #Winning…

Your bosses and clients actually like your content ideas

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“Creative” time (aka sitting on reddit finding GIFs)

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Actually helping someone

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Your campaign takes off without having to pay a penny to Facebook

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Your job involves GIFs all day, every day

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Just remember we sit on the Internet and people are well jealous of us. We’re the “cool” kids of the Internet.

This post was written by Liam Foy

As Head of Client Services, Liam ensures that all of his clients’ strategies are on track, delivering ROI and coming up with new ideas to drive them forward. Beer makes him tick, reading, learning and drinking it.