(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!