My Journey so far starting and running a community.
When I first started OTO I knew there would be many challenges. I didn't know however, that it would be the most unique and rewarding experience of my young Xbox career.
OTO was started established to create a safe, positive, and structured enviorment for gamers to interact and exchange ideas without the worry's and issues of communicating on the great (but sometimes toxic) Xbox platform.
Laying a foundation
When we started OTO, the first item on the agenda was finding a logo. Luckily, I had some help along the way from some of my fellow leaders in XS and I was able to find the Outlast logo we have now. Nothing is quite as breathtaking as seeing something you thought of in your head become something visually and physically real. Now we needed a site. A huge perk of joining XS is most of the websites were already there, but we still needed a news site that was unique to OTO. otogaming.com was created and I couldn't have asked for a better team to help me with administration and site stuff. After the logo and site now we needed to start establishing our social media presence, and thus @OutlastTheOpp on twitter was born! Headers, covers and banners were made by the super talented KN Cali 7XS and I couldn't have asked for a better looking setup.
Building Our Family
This one is more of an in-progress paragraph, and will always be. Whether OTO is at 20 members or 20,000 we will always strive to grow and include more gamers in our family. Growing the community was something I thought would be simple. My experience in KSI taught me how to grow and maintain a squad, but that's a whole different experience from building and maintaining a community. There's no 300+ person division, it's just us. Trying to explain and sell that to new recruits has been different from back what all of us are used to, but we've managed to do really well so far and I'm so proud of my team and what we've accomplished in our infancy.
To anyone who's a member of OTO, I want to thank you. Not only for being a part of the community and joining our family, but for believing in our vision. You all are my motivation to continue progressing this movement and a lot of times my motivation for getting out of bed in the morning. Without you all there wouldn't be a VeRiiTaS, or atleast not the one here today.