Sunday, August 10, 2008

Announcing Community Divas!

I’m passionate about a lot of things.

One of them is Bargainista. Why? Because of you! Without you, it wouldn’t exist. If no one was here reading, leaving comments or writing guest posts, I don’t think I’d still be here doing this almost two years later. We are all part of this community.

And that leads me to another one of my passions: community, especially the ones I belong to online. They are made up of real people sharing common interests and ideas while forming real friendships. Many of us have been able to get together offline too.

The podcasting community is one of those online communities very near and dear to my heart. With the urging of my friend Connie Crosby, I joined the PodCamp Toronto organizing team last fall and attended Podcasters Across Borders (aka PAB) in June. I didn’t have a podcast but I didn’t let that stop me.

Now all that has changed. With the help and support of many of our friends, Connie and I teamed up and we decided to host our own podcast about online communities and some of the social networking tools that help build them. It’s called Community Divas. The first two episodes feature an interview with our friend and community builder, Jay Moonah. We hope you’ll listen and participate by giving us your feedback and offering suggestions on how we can make it more meaningful for you.

Follow Community Divas on twitter; join the fan page on Facebook.

If you’re interested in learning more about podcasts and social media, consider attending Niagara on the Lake Podcasting and Social Media Meetup next weekend and PodCamp Montréal, September 20 & 21. Admission is free for both events.

photo credit: Glow Bracelets on PAB Cruise by Andy Caster on flickr

3 comments:

  1. I am very excited about this podcast and can't wait to interview people for our next episodes! Thank you for working on this with me.

    Cheers,
    Connie

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  2. Oh wow, looking forward to getting home and subscribing to this on iTunes! As someone who is working on internal community engagement with the Government right now, I'm sure this will be particularly relevant.

    In fact, my colleague and I are running our own internal podcast here at work, discussing the social web and its place in the OPS. Might it be a good idea to cross-record sometime?

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  3. Connie, Me too! Thank you.

    Vasta, The iTunes feed should be available soon. We hope you'll find Community Divas relevant and we're open to suggestions. You're part of the community too. The cross-recording idea sounds interesting. Let's discuss it offline sometime soon.

    Cheers,
    Eden

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