One of the Behance Network’s most important features is each person’s “inner circle.” Your inner circle is a collection of your colleagues and people you know and/or respect.
Every time you publish a new project or join a new group, your inner circle is notified. This becomes a powerful way to get feedback and disseminate your latest work.
BUT, WE CAN RUN INTO A FEW PROBLEMS WITH INNER CIRCLES:
(1) If you join the inner circle for people you don’t know, then you will get lots of notifications that you don’t care about. Messages from your inner circle will start to look like “spam” unless you curate your inner circle CAREFULLY. Inner circles were designed to be small and important…
(2) If you like someone’s work, just ADD THEM TO YOUR WATCHLIST (in “Tools” within each project). At Behance, we refuse over 90% of inner circle invitations. But we have huge watchlists of members we love to watch…
(3) If you send too many messages to your inner circle, they may leave you! We encourage you to use your inner circle wisely (just like you would use your close network of peers in the real world).
INNER CIRCLE MAINTENANCE
Want to better manage your inner circle? Maybe you should CLEAN IT UP! Here is how you review, remove people, and edityour inner circle:
your Inner Circle.