You’ve joined Mayo Clinic Connect. Now what?
Here are a few tips on how to be a contributing member of a community that works — a safe space where members support one another and together we help improve our health and well-being.
Share your experiences
A community thrives on members sharing their experiences.
While most of the sharing in the community is done by writing messages, imagine a conversation. Imagine yourself speaking directly to the person to whom you’re responding or that you’re sitting around the kitchen table with a group of friends having coffee.
There are things you can do to help make sure your message comes across as you intend it.
Learn more about how to use Mayo Clinic Connect
Once you get the hang of posting a message and replying, you may want to learn about the other things you can do in the community.
It’s a good idea to follow good online safety practices when participating in an online community or social network. We have guidelines for keeping Connect safe, welcoming, respectful and inclusive.
Get to know fellow members
The community works best as you get to know fellow members. After you’ve introduced yourself and connected with others, come back to see how people are doing.
As they say, “sharing is caring.” What are your tips for contributing to a thriving, supportive community online?