Our online presence – a digital extension of us. We’ve known that for a while. If you’ve been at the edge you know that the hemorrhaging has brought great benefit.
Frustratingly, with the exception of walled social networks (“MySpace is the AOL of blogging”), a key component of our offline presence has been slow to make the transition to the online world: the ability to create (and join) communities based around… well, us.
Until you can build a community of you (think: life) the real benefit of our digital extension won’t be fully obtainable. Community catalysts are filling this void. Offering a range of features, MyBlogLog, a leading community catalyst, is bringing the promise of community to individual blogs. This is huge. It’ll be “bigger than the Beatles and bigger than breast implants“. Really.
Until recently the service has been about possibilities. The recent readers (now in my sidebar – see photo below) and community features, out for a while, are nice but offer small tastes of what could be.
I’m happy to say that after being invited to the beta program your comments will now have your smiling face alongside it. We can all be mini real estate agents!
This first card being played is one of many cool things to come. That’s great news.
Best news yet is MyBlogLog’s understanding of community.
If you follow the links throughout this post you’ll see just how active MyBlogLog has been with the community. I want the builders of my community’s catalyst to have a thorough understanding of community. It’s apparent that MyBlogLog definitely does.