Tuesday, December 07, 2010

December 7: Community

 Today's prompt from Reverb10:

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 have found an amazing community here online, with the readers of this blog and with healthy living and weightloss bloggers. I am still sometimes amazed at how I have found connections with so many great people, and that so many readers tune in to read my posts and even comment sometimes.

I was discussing with my husband this morning how I could take my blog to the next level by buying a domain name for it and paying someone to make my blog pretty. As long as I'm still on using Blogger templates and hosting site, I will probably never be one of the major blogs, but I love that I still get readership anyway.

I need to connect more deeply with my in-person local community. My husband and I moved about 3 years ago now, and we have yet to create the network of friends and hang-out buddies that we had in our old town.  I have been trying to make more real-world connections and reach out where I can.  Going from a big university in a small town to a small university in a big town has made the dynamics of friendships different. I'm still figuring them out.

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