Community: A community usually refers to a group of people who interact and share certain things as a group.
9rules is a community, there is a lot of interaction going on here. That is the point of a community â€“ share ideas, interact, have fun, learn, debateâ€¦you get the idea. As our communities grow the interaction will increase. So keep in mind, interaction.
So if Iâ€™m browsing your site, I see people commenting but you are not interacting back Iâ€™m going to wonder why you do that. Why are you having a one-sided conversation? Why would I want to add a site that will not help foster the community it is placed in? If you donâ€™t do it on your own site, why would you do it anywhere else?
Now itâ€™s cool if you donâ€™t have people commenting, that will come in time. Itâ€™s cool if you donâ€™t have comments open. And of course not all comments require a response but I think you know what I mean. Some site owners never respond.
But wait Tyme, I email my responses back.
Well, um, thatâ€™s great. I used to do that too until I figured out that when people came to my site it looked like I wasnâ€™t saying anything but hey, youâ€™re site, your world.
Tyme, arenâ€™t you being a little two-faced because I heard you say in a podcast you arenâ€™t into social networks?
I knew that was coming. Youâ€™re right I said that, but I interact on my sites. I did it on AOL, Yahoo…I feel like I’m repeating myself but I practice what I preach. Hereâ€™s my brand new MySpace (Iâ€™m still tripping I did that), Facebook (need to tweak it) and LinkedIn. Friend me. Message me. Do what you do so I know you can interact. I mean, when we have 9rules parties we donâ€™t want you sitting in the corner all alone, do we?