Sunday, December 17, 2006

community building

Stacy over at jurgen nation just gave birth. Have you heard about it? She gave birth to a vibrant 10 pound baby called indiebloggers; a new site created wholly to allow for community building for writers who don't easily fit into mommybloggers, SAHMs, SAHDs, or one of many other terrific communities that already exist.

And the really cool thing is that we moms who blog are most welcome to the party.

Her brainchild is simple - if you are part of a niche you are able to enter into community fairly easily - but if you aren't, where do you go? Who rallies behind you in support, in mirth, for better and for worse? It's cold out there, and everyone can use a warm place to go. And while we moms are lucky - our kids bind us to each other and allow for instant commonality, writers without kids need a place to go too.

Stacy is working to create just that - a place where anyone can contribute, where we moms who blog can go and kick it around with non-moms, and allow all of us to get perspectives from others outside our comfort zone. And hey, if you don't have kids, and have felt the same lack of niche feeling, well, heck, this place may be for you as well.

I like it already. Bravo, sister. Community building is a very, very good thing.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a great idea! I'll check it out.

acumamakiki said...

i just read your comment over on kc's blog ~ are you a burner? my sister is trying to convince me to go to burning man this summer....not feeling it.

zandria said...

Whoo-hoo! Another post "pimping" the new Indie Blogger site. Cool! :)

Here's mine.

Stacy said...

Jen, thank you so much for posting about this! I'm so glad to have you and can't wait to read more of you. I'm so grateful for the support and for the Big Pimpin' you're doing. :) Woooooot! We're Indie and we RAWK. Har.

Incidentally, my word verification below is "carrb." I was just about to make mac & cheese for dinner. Screw YOU, word verification! I'll eat all the damned carrbs I want!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the reference. Signed up for it a while ago. It does look like a very good and interesting project. :)

Peace,

~Chani

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a really novel concept, I'm gonna check out that baby.

Her Bad Mother said...

LOVE IT. checking it out now.

Anonymous said...

very cool! thanks for the heads up!!!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like it will be a very interesting site. :-)

Anonymous said...

am all joined up...

Anonymous said...

This sounds great. I think I fall into that category of not really having a category. Yes, I'm a mom, but don't feel like that should be the extent to which I think. So, this is wonderful that there is another option. I'll be checking it out momentarily.

flutter said...

that's fabulous, what a great idea