10 Things about Making Room for a Community by Liz Strauss of Successful and Outstanding Bloggers is a fabulous step-by-step list for community building, on your blog and otherwise.
Liz begins by pointing out that a “community of like-minded thinkers” began with two. This is really important. When we think of a community, we often shy away because we think a community is tens, hundreds, or even thousands of people. It isn’t. A community starts with two and grows from there.
When you are alone with your opinion, idea, belief, or goal, you are standing outside of a community. If one person sides with you, your idea now has positive energy. That energy attracts more energy, thus more members to your community.
Many top notch bloggers who blog about blogging have frequently handed out the tip to blog for the one not the many. This is often misunderstood. You create a readership one reader at a time.
Earn one reader and another will follow. If the third believes and stands by your side, they will bring two more. If one or two of these stand by your side, they will exponentially attract even more. Slowly, one-by-one, your readers grow, building the community that was started with one joining one, not many joining one.
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