Community is the heart of blogging. It makes the web more than just an 'information highway'. That's why it's no secret that I'm all for community and community-building.
But, I've been thinking more and more about not just my own blog community - but other bloggers' communities too. And, even the greater community in general. I've been wondering about how people define, build, engage, and grow communities.
You see, I believe that all bloggers are community leaders and managers. At the same time, we are part of other people's communities. And, I'm interested to know how people view these roles.
If you're a blogger - Who do you consider as members of your community? Which communities do you really consider yourself a part of? How do you interact and participate in your community?
Anyway, as you probably can tell, I'm thinking of launching another special project on this subject. Well, it's more like a challenge, really. Or rather, a series of community-driven challenges.
With the challenge/s, I hope to learn more about - and to reach out to - my community. And, to encourage other people to do the same.
So, hopefully, you'll join me and take up the challenge/s too. If you're game, write a little something about blog communities in your own blog then add your link here:
Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children's book. A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology" list. Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.