March 22, 2013

Flash Blog: Community

Being part of a community means being able to rely on the support and friendship of that community, but it also means accepting the rules of a community and shouldering the necessary responsibilities.  The wonders of the World Wide Web have linked us all into what is now called a global community, allowing us to 'meet' and communicate with people from all over the world, whom we may not have otherwise encountered.  Our interactions through BlogFlash2013 are a perfect example of this phenomenon.

Virtual communities allow people to change their own lives, those of others in the community, or those of strangers.  They allow grassroots efforts to spring forth with more vigor and be more effective.


On that note, I'd like to share a nascent community writing project to which I am very excited to contribute when the time comes – and I hope you will consider doing the same!  Scripting Change aims to bring together writers for a zero-cost project that will raise and donate funds for deserving causes, while offering writers exposure for their work. 

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  1. So right about our BlogFlash community! I know you'll always have your entry up on time like me! :) Your scripting project sounds like fun, but I'm working too hard with a full time job and my for-pay writing to do some writing for free.

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  2. Linda - it's actually not my project, just one to which I am happy to contribute as it's for a great cause. Maybe you can find some time to sketch out a piece just for fun that could work for this project? Or not, it's all about contributing what and when you can. :-)

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  3. I've made some wonderful friends through this BlogFlash community - I took part in the last one - and already feel I'm making new friends with this one!
    I'll have a look at the writing project - maybe I've got something tucked away I can contribute! :-)

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    1. BlogFlash definitely connects us all in new ways and to new people, which is so wonderful!

      & That's great about Scripting Change! They haven't announced the theme yet, but maybe it'll inspire you (and us all) to rework an older piece or write something new :-)

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  4. I have been able to meet and share with some wonderful people during this event! It's so right about events like this is part of the global writing and reading community!

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    1. Agreed! I feel like this event has provided a great opening into the broad world of the writing community.

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  5. It is true, we need to participate in the online community to make it just that, a community.

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  6. Love the online community and these BlogFlash events have given me the privilege of discovering many talented bloggers out there.

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    1. This is my first BlogFlash event, but that's so true about it introducing many great bloggers to each other!

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