Collecting the Tribe
We've been working with a smart and skillful guy named Tim Grahl lately. His company – Out:think Group – helps authors build an online community.
He's in the process of helping us move my blog to erikaandersen.com, and pull together all the various groups of people who are interested in/know about/are fans of/have worked with me and my colleagues at Proteus over the years.
Because at the moment we've got pockets and lists of people all over the web and all over the world: there's the Proteus email list of a couple of thousand names; the readers (that would be you!) of my blog; the hundreds of people who follow us on Twitter and/or facebook; the thousands of people who have read my books.
Tim's helping us figure out how to build a community with all those folks who would like to be a part of our tribe. I'm excited because there are conversations I'd love to have with you and others about what we're discovering and how things work — and about what you're finding out and doing, as well — and I think Tim and his crew will help us to have those conversations.
Among other things, Tim's going to share some ideas with me about how to create more dialogue here: I'm very excited about hearing what he has to say. And if you have thoughts about how to make this blog more interesting or engaging for you, please share them – I would very much appreciate it.