Community, what does that word really mean? We intend to find out! This month we’re exploring what community is and what it means to us + our online/offline worlds. Just some of the questions we’ll be diving into are:
- How do we find, build, and support healthy communities?
- What is engagement and why is everyone talking about it?
- Is there a difference between building community on Facebook vs. Twitter?
- Where can we find our ‘right’ people?
- How important is diversity to creating real communities?
- Will the language we use impact who we attract to our community?
From investigating the uber-practical business side of building community for your brand to sharing the pure joy of belonging, + a fun experiment with community building-we are going to work together to define what community is to each one of us. But we need your help! There is no community without participation, so I am asking all of us to try and grab some time out of our busy lives to connect in the comments, on Facebook & Twitter and lend our voices to this conversation. For me community is about belonging, having a safe place to be ourselves, and true moments of connection/compassion. It is my deepest hope that all of us feel surrounded by a supportive community here and that everyone feels welcome. Whether you need someone to celebrate with or a shoulder to cry on, I want us to be there with open arms and a cupcake. I know without question that when we have that kind of support, anything (and I mean anything) is possible.
Ready to jump into community building with us?
Let’s start our journey by finishing this sentence in the comments: “Community is…”* I’ll see you there!
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