The importance of passion

Pride by specialkrb

Pride by specialkrb

I am  moved by Chris Brogan’s post on online communities. It  resonated for me when he speaks about ‘the people who live for community, the ones who know that the human-shaped web is much more powerful in the longer run than any technology out there today’.  He says that community is about making friends, building relationships and looking forward to what can be done together. It is at the ‘core’ of his belief system, and in his ‘blood’.  And that these feelings cannot be reproduced by corporations or people who want to make profits.

I can think of someone who demonstrates Chris’ point. Interestingly enough she expresses this passion in online and offline environments.  She comments on people’s posts, and shares her knowledge in blogs but also works as a face to face volunteer supporting a well known medical NGO.

Obviously everyone is not motivated by genuine commitment or such full-on energy. Can you think of anyone in one of your online communities who does and what  are the qualities that stand out for you? Are they active offline too or perhaps there isn’t a crossover at all….?

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