7 thoughts on “29 Ways to Help Your Community in 2010

  1. This is a great idea, Daniel! I’ve decided to showcase more local artists and events this year on my blog as a way to boost and get more involved in my local art community. So this really resonates with my plans.
    As far as a “time suck,” I think that if you get stuck playing games on Facebook (unless that’s how you de-stress), it could be a waste of your time, but showcasing friends’ accomplishments and connecting with people online doesn’t. So, as with everything, it’s just how you choose to spend your time with it that makes it worthwhile or not.

    1. Amen, Wendy! I know that blogging about others, as you do with your artist showcases, is going to be one of my suggestions. Another will involve ways that non-bloggers can support bloggers like you who do the heavy lifting of putting together such showcases.

      But now I’m getting ahead of myself. It should be a fun month!

  2. Just started reading some of your blogs and really appreciate your message. Community, when done right is a beautiful thing. I’m all about joining with you as we try and reverse our tragically individual society into one that cares about the collective good! Oh and just for the record, if and when you ever run for public office, I’ll picket the polls for you!

    1. Thank you for the support and encouragement, Ryan. Community is an interesting thing in that when it’s done right, it’s done in a way that is messy and imperfect. That’s why I think active community conversation (or “public discourse,” to be fancier about it) is so important. I try to play small part in encouraging and participating in those ongoing conversations.

  3. great post Daniel, I’ve been finding some great folks locally to showcase as guest bloggers and I hope to do more of that in 2010. Involving yourself in the local community is always a win win.

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