You all know I swoom for Community and so when I found this post I grinned so wide. I am thrilled to discover another business woman who so values her community she wants to brag about them.
Clients, prospects, friends, acquaintances, and even foes often say to me:
I don’t know why you do it. Building community is so time consuming…and hard!
Yes. It is.
And it’s worth every bit of work and more.
Gini Dietrich of Spin Sucks shared a cool story (with screenshots) of how she was trolled by people on social media and how her community rose up to defend her. I've been there, I've experienced something similar – remind me to tell you about the ‘Wendy's Cup Story' sometime ;)
I love how she brought the story around to talk about the value of being real online, not falling for the pull of trying to look perfect every minute. People don't want to need us to be perfect – they need us to show up.
Read the whole post about how much she loves and values her community here.