A content creator relies on being able to connect with their community, not only through streams, but through social media and tools like Discord or Guilded. Both applications have their unique benefits and hindrances, but are excellent choices for building and retaining a community. This course will cover the information needed to create a new server, use a template from an existing server, role setup, different channel types, and more! Not only is there a guide for each application, but there is also a short video that covers a couple of popular bots like “MEE6” which offers a great deal of functionality for free. Future content may include building up a community through these applications and moderation considerations to prevent potential malicious links and harassment. Starting up a Discord server is an easy task. Create an account, click the “Add a Server” button once you’re logged in, and you’re off to the races. All you need then is some channels, right? And maybe some roles, perhaps a couple of bots to round things out? These things will get you started, but there’s many things to consider when setting up a server to both keep things running smoothly and all your users safe. New Server Creation The easiest part of creating a new server is the very first step: Hitting the “Add A Server” button. Once you’ve done that, the first of several challenges begins. Do you start from scratch or follow a template? Templates have the advantage of including several automatically generated text and voice channels, but the result is otherwise identical servers. The initial “Create a server” menu within Discord. Assuming this server is...Guilded is a social media platform that helps to foster a community of people. In this article we walk you through setting up a server, creating your profile, your user settings, working with Discord templates, and how to use its many features. What is Guilded? Guilded is an application that is similar to Discord in that it is a platform which allows users to set up servers to foster a network of people. What sets it apart from Discord is that it allows users to set up individual groups, have a calendar of events, to do lists, separate channels for media links, schedules, and forums! Guilded even has an option for streaming video. How to Setup Guilded The first thing you’re going to want to do is download the application. From there, users have the option to create a new server from scratch or they can import the skeleton framework...One of the greatest benefits of live streaming over other forms of content creation is the ability to chat in real time with your audience and have them chat back! Let’s talk about some fun ways to interact with your community and keep up engagement when you’re no longer live. StorieWriterStorieWriter started streaming after many years of hanging around in various Twitch communities. Streaming was an escape from her then horrible job. Today, she is in a much better place career-wise and has less time to stream, but when she does, she enjoys playing indie games focused on good storytelling and worldbuilding.She/Her“In my professional work, though, I’ve seen Discord servers of all shapes and sizes, so I really don’t think there’s a one-size-fits-all approach to building an online community.” -StorieWriter Engaging Viewers On and Off Screen Bringing both brand new and recurring stream activities, mini games, fun question prompts, and... The rest of this course is available to Accelerated Members. Log in or upgrade your membership to see the rest of the content! Disclaimer: This site is a participant in the Amazon Associates Program and will, at times, include affiliate links, from which it will earn commission.