Rosieland Roundup 203 — The ritual of saying goodbye

Rosie Sherry
3 min readNov 1, 2023

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💰 Optimizing membership pricing for simplicity

Sometimes we can get carried away with thinking out the perfect membership pricing strategy. But who or what do we truly end up optimizing for?

I appreciate this isn’t for everyone…but with me taking on a new job that is actually my old job, I realized I care more about simplicity of my systems over what people pay. I want to feel supported and for there to be enough of a filter for bringing in the right kind of people (which in turn brings me more joy in the running of Rosieland on a day to day basis).

There is no science behind this, but I can confirm new membership subscriptions have been balanced out between all tiers.

🚓 A new meaning to the song “Every breath you take”

Could we all take a moment to listen to the song “Every breath you take” by The Police whilst thinking about a recently inactive member? Thanks Simon Tomes!😅

👋 The ritual of saying goodbye

I love this reflection on the thresholds of community. We design and expect rituals for when people join a community, but usually dismiss the needs and benefits of one for when we leave.

[Peter Block] suggests that when people leave a meeting, they let everyone know why they are leaving. Such an act is a kindness as it shows a concern for clarity in the space. — Chris Corrigan

🦠 What if we looked at our community spaces as distinct organisms that are meant to do very different things?



Rosie Sherry

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