Community

Catching up on reverb10.

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?

I have never really been great at joining online communities. I had one, once, that I will forever be deeply connected to. A group of rpgers I met when I was about 12, four of whom (Fae, Kitty, Ali and Lea) are some of my closest friends. That’s the last time I was really in the loop, so to speak, when it came to an online community.

All of my attempts to join communities since then, be it the NaNoWriMo forums, 20 something bloggers or Tumblr have all fallen flat. They’re always already established and I always give up before I find my niche. So instead I become an occasional spectator, or manage to find a few friends from the community and stick with them (like Eleni, Seb and Lisa who I met through 20 something bloggers.)

I am currently in love with a site called Smart Bitches Trashy Books which is a hilarious blog/community about romance novels. So I’ve been trying to comment occasionally, but I guess I just never feel like I fit in.

That being said, I’m quite good at forming communities of friends in person. I always have a close group of friends, it’s always been a really important part of my life.

I like to think that all of my online relationship luck went into meeting Fae, Kitty, Ali and Lea. And that’s fine, because I love them all dearly and I never seem to lack for friends wherever I live.

Kitty, in Australia, on Skype with me, Fae and Ali in Baltimore

4 Comments

  • By Ali, December 12, 2010 @ 10:53 am

    Hopefully that works.

  • By Ali, December 12, 2010 @ 10:53 am

    Ah, damn.

  • By Hezabelle, December 12, 2010 @ 11:06 am

    What was it?

  • By Jody, July 25, 2011 @ 10:36 am

    I was really confused, and this answered all my qtueisons.

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