December 7. Community.
Where have you discovered community, online or otherwise, in 2010? What community would you like to join, create or more deeply connect with in 2011? (Author: Cali Harris)
I’m a big fan of online communities. I’ve been on Facebook and Twitter for quite a while now. I tweet numerous times each day via my twitter account. I’ve met many great folks through twitter and Facebook. It’s so great having easy access like that to meet people that share your interests and goals in life.
As far as off the internet, I am a member of a few local meet-up groups. They are based online through a site called Meet-up, but they contain all local people who work together to organize events and gatherings. There are two groups that I have been most active through meet-up, those are the local Animal Rights group and the Central Florida Vegetarians.
Finally, but definitely not considered last in any way would be NaNoWriMo. The challenge to write a 50k novel in a month has helped me find many other writer friends throughout Central Florida and Western North Carolina. During the month of Nano, there are numerous write-ins scheduled so that you can not only have a set time and place to work on your novel, but you can meet other novelists.
Looking back though, I’d say most of my communities are somehow based online. I suppose that is the way most folks tend to meet others and organize events now-a-days. It’s definitely an easy and quick way to communicate and get things done.