How do we get involved in communities?
I'm trying get involved, but my approach has been flawed. I've been lured in with a false sense of accomplishment; streaks, likes, wordless approvals. I need to communicate better with my peers. I need to forget about myself.
Too often, my goal with communities has been for my own benefit. Why don't I have many followers? Why don't people care what I have to say? Why not me? Why me? Why? Why? Why? Me. Me. Me.
Granted, maybe I'm being harsh on myself again. We all want to improve ourselves, maybe we have our own motivations. We want to grow our own audiences, reach a larger crowd, share in the spoils of the internet.
As well as writing 200WAD, I'm going to dedicate this next week on reading 200WAD. Give me your recommendations. Maybe your favourite posts from yourselves and others. (I already have a few).
It's not that I've not been reading some posts. I just want to read more, share more, absorb more.
I tend to read a lot of books, articles and Twitter but I also want to read more from the communities I'm coming to treasure.
I'm becoming a patron.