In a time where connection and belonging have never been more essential, online communities have the potential to offer members the remarkable gift of being seen and heard. These virtual spaces, with their vast reach and diverse participants, offer a platform where individuals can share, learn, and engage like never before. However, every community manager will run into the phenomenon of community members showing up but not engaging in the community. Let's explore some of the dynamics that could be at play.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://blog.discourse.org/2023/08/online-community-engagement-understanding-lurkers/