Community Leaders in the Web Strategy Group

(Image on Right: Click the logo to enter the Web Strategy Group in Facebook)

A few weeks ago, I created the Web Strategy Group in Facebook, (1300 members) it’s more of an equal ground for folks to continue the discussion after reading this blog, one where you have more control over the agenda. I’ve written a few posts in the past on how to kick start a community (just because you build it, doesn’t mean they will come). A community is like a garden, it requires sun, watering, and a little bit of weeding. If you’ve noticed, I’ve been promoting it, babying it, seeding it, and trying to add value for the overall community as best as possible. I showed a colleague the active dialogue in the group yesterday, and they agreed, it was rare.

The most important thing a community should do is recognize those that are making meaningful contributions, and I’d like to thank a few folks for their continued engagement:

Tinu Abayomi-Paul (Facebook, Blog): She’s been adding the most to the discussions, and adding valuable insight from her own experience as well as answering and helping others. Her status profile on Facebook reads: “is thinking about what my next meaningful contribution can be”. For someone that gives so much, I’d like to thank her, Thanks Tinu! (Update: Tinu’s graciously accepted the thanks)

Connie Benson (Facebook, Blog): Connie has also been adding to the community, providing insight to others, and frequently bounces me a note or leaves supportive comments on my blog or in the group, thanks Connie. (update: Connie’s responded!)

You: There’s no way I can keep track of all the folks that have been contributing, it’s fantastic that we’re all growing and learning together as a collective. I know I’ve forgotten others in the Web Strategy Group that have helped, so just know that it’s very appreciated.

Thanks Tinu, Connie, and You for your community contributions, it’s appreciated!

  • Tinu

    Oh my goodness… I really didn’t expect this. 🙂 You’re welcome, Jeremiah. You make it so easy for people to share and contribute, and you’re so encouraging, as is the group. It really means a lot that you would acknowlege me… This really made my day.

    Since I’m here, I can only thank you for having that space, and these discussions on your blog. I really admire the work you’re doing and it’s an honor to be a little part of that. I’ve met great people on Facebook because of it.

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  • Rarely are my fingers speechless! I am truly humbled, Jeremiah. And you’re more than very welcome. It’s easy to help someone that is so engaging. Your writing style & ability to share & teach are phenomenal. And your open mentorship of your readers is amazing & inspirational. You’ve planted a great garden, and I’m always glad to help it grow.
    Thank you for the recognition, it means a lot to me. You’ve helped me open new doors that I didn’t know existed. And I invite your readership to join me in telling you how much you’re appreciated, too!

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  • Great idea. I just signed up. Intrigued as a way to share ideas; more intrigued as an experiment to test ideas about social networks. As you said, blogs are a perfect platform to communicate one’s ideas — even an audience is not critical (though certainly nice to have). Social networks die on the vine without participants — so it will be interesting to see how the group dynamic evolves.

  • Dan, it’s great to have you!

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  • Great idea. I just signed up. Intrigued as a way to share ideas; more intrigued as an experiment to test ideas about social networks. As you said, blogs are a perfect platform to communicate one's ideas — even an audience is not critical (though certainly nice to have). Social networks die on the vine without participants — so it will be interesting to see how the group dynamic evolves.