Month: May 2013

Why a community website?

Monkey_Clan_photo_7657_20081010 We have a presence on Meetup, Facebook, and recently on Twitter, why do we need a website, you might ask?

Simply put, we can do things on our own web site that will be difficult or impossible to do on these other social networks. For example, we can have a community blog, a newsletter, a permanent list of resources to share with the community, a place for recipes, pages dedicated to special causes and events and on and on. After all, this is our website, we can do anything we want with it and organize it in any way. But most importantly, I hope this site will become a space of dialog, learning, sharing and exchange of ideas.

I don’t know how successful this is going to be. We all know a plenty of very well intentioned projects that started with great enthusiasm but didn’t seem to go anywhere after a while. Perhaps, this will be a fate of this project, but I think we have some secret ingredients that might make this one different.