So many year-end lists pop up when the new year rolls around. It's a staple of bloggers to make these kinds of lists of favorites (and least favorites) for just about anything. All these lists got us to thinking: What are our own favorite communities, either on the Ning Platform or off. And just what is it about your favorite that you connect with? What is it that they do so well that you admire?
I'll start: One of my favorite outside communities is Goodreads. I love reading, and I love seeing what my friends are reading. They have reviews by smart people, which is super helpful in deciding whether to tackle a book or not. Maybe the only thing missing is threaded conversation.
As for on Ning: I think Razorbill has one of the best book-centric communities. Now, I'm not a reader of young adult lit, but I love how they get the authors from their imprint to participate in chats and by blogging. They do that part of community very well!
Feel free to share. We'd love to get some inspiration from your favorites. What's your fave?
[Note: We're not looking to hear about your site; we'd like to hear about sites you admire, and why.]
swapMessenger.com because I'm biased lol
I'm so busy working and my own site, don't have much time to enjoy a Community outside of my sites and Creators, with one exception. Every time I work for Alice and Eugene of MyModernMet, I have a hard time not reading and looking! I love their blogs. They're filled with interesting stories from remarkable examples of unique architecture to up-and-coming photographers, interesting styles and techniques across the artistic gamut, artists of all kinds, you name it. The photos are to die for:
Totally one of my faves. They're good! Another one that is similar to them is Wave Avenue. Both track beautiful images that I love paging through.
There is a great post in Ning blog about book communities:
One of my favorite outside communities is Shareable.net. Shareable is an online magazine that covers sustainable development and promotes the sharing economy.
Hyperlocavore is a great example of a Ning Network built around the same concept of collaborative consumption. This phenomenal yard sharing community connects people who love to garden with folks who have yards. The community makes it possible for its members to grow more, work less, save money, and build resilience...deliciously.
Hyperlocavore is a dead community. Nothing happens in Latest Activity !
It's great for connecting. A lot of the activity happens offline. Winter sowing, mulching, seeding, weeding, pruning and the eventual harvesting can't be done in front of a computer! Not all the time is spent in the garden, though. Would be nice to see more photos of dirty hands. :)
peekwave.com Just Awesome, Creative
Thanks for that, Antonio!