Blogging would seem to be a lonely endeavor. But I’ve discovered that blogging is not an isolated activity. Online, there are numerous communities, friendships, and collaborative efforts.
If we look at how we can best help our own children as well as the world’s children, we all need to work together however we can.
I’ve found some exciting online communities. There isn’t time enough to participate regularly in all the wonderful online communities available. Some I participate in much more regularly than others. But I’m thankful for all of them. I currently have:
- a feed with Networked Blogs on Facebook
- a profile and Living Montessori Now community with discussion forum at Blog Frog
- a page at Bloggy Moms
There are numerous blog hops and ways to link up with other bloggers. In addition to the wonderful bloggers I connect with through Montessori Monday, I’ve been enjoying friendships and information sharing through sites such as:
- Homeschool Village
- Hip Homeschool Moms
I’m also on Picket Fence Blogs and Top Mommy Blogs. Those are both sites that direct people to helpful blogs. You can vote for me at Picket Fence Blogs and Top Mommy Blogs or from the badges on my blog’s sidebar once each day to give my blog more visibility. I ALWAYS appreciate that!
I don’t want to forget my newest communities:
- StumbleUpon (my StumbleUpon profile)
Of course, Facebook and Twitter are probably my primary forms of social networking. Through both, I can discover new posts and information, make comments, visit with other bloggers, and stay up-to-date on the latest online news.
There are so many positive ways to connect with other blogging moms and with bloggers in general. It’s easy to share information and encourage each other as we try to help our world’s children!
What are your favorite online communities?
This post was updated on October 9, 2011.
Photo Credit: Photo by D’Arcy Norman at Flickr Creative Commons.