There’s many ways to define a personal online “community”. For me it’s a combination of 1) communities/organizations in which I participate and, 2) communities/organizations that I admire and/or help me with information and insights into Digital Marketing. Here’s a few examples.
Communities/Organizations in Which I Participate
LinkedIn – I love this site! I finally have a way to find and re-establish communications with many of the co-workers I’ve known over my 30-plus year Marketing and Sales career!
SEMNE – Acronym for Search Engine Marketing New England. Meetings every other month with area SEO experts highlight this organization’s activities.
Facebook – I have a personal page and have set up a several Fan pages including one for a youth basketball program (see below).
CYBL – My hometown youth basketball league that provides basketball instruction and games. I was the Webmaster and Information Director and served on the Board of Directors for many years with a lot of great folks who donate their time and energy so that 1,200 boys and girls can participate in a healthy, action-filled activity each Winter.
Communities/Organizations I Admire And/Or Are Digital Marketing Resources
HubSpot – The founders of HubSpot are the fathers of “Inbound Marketing”. HubSpot took a concept and turned it into a full-blown marketing movement, and in so doing became the knowledge hub for those of us who believe that Inbound Marketing is indeed the future of Internet/Digital Marketing.
Mass MoCA – The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, MA. To say that this place can open your mind up to new ways to express yourself is putting it mildly! And that’s never a bad thing when it comes to Digital Marketing! Combine that with the beautiful drive out to western Mass from the greater Boston area and you’ve got a day trip to remember!