November 21, 2006 |
It’s a little under a month that I’ve been posting here at Profy; and yet, in that short period, there’s been a great deal happening driven by the power of the community. It isn’t just the smaller community of fellow authors; there have been a number of people who’ve shared their views through the comments and through email, and in the process helped widen the interaction, spark off ideas, share visions and given this activity a significant boost.
Some of it has been at other sites – my thanks to Hazzard at Everybody Loves Your Money, the host of the Carnival Of Personal Finance #75, and to Dawn at Frugal For Life, the host of the Festival of Frugality #49, for including the posts on Managing Your Money With Web 2.0 in the Carnival / Festival.
Another significant part has been through email, and I hope to follow through with your suggestions in the near future. Others have been visible on the site, with contributions and comments that you’ve chosen to share not just with us individually but with the community at large.
Even in this short period, the effects of the competition have been visible; a dynamic synthesis of cooperation and competition, giving rise to something that’s much more than a simple aggregation of all of us. I believe my fellow authors here at Profy (and Svetlana, our administrator / moderator) will join me in welcoming more such interaction as we go along. Do let us know more about your activities, and plans – your successes, failures, and dreams.
Because happiness gets multiplied when shared, and sorrow divided. To my mind, that’s the real power of the community; the foundation on which social networking and Web 2.0 are built.