Reverb10 Day 7: Prompt by Cali Harris
Where have you discovered community, online or otherwise, in 2010? What community would you like to join, create or more deeply connect with in 2011?
- In April the Dusty Professor and I became engaged and started planning our wedding for April 2011. Being the computer-savvy girl that I am (haha) where did I turn for information? The internet. Arrgh. A veritable plethora of white lace, sappy vows, hundreds of pounds worth of elaborate floral displays....these weddings, and these wedding websites were not what I wanted. I am 42. The Prof is 46. We have better things to do with our personal fortune (haha, again) than to spend it on these fripperies that mean nothing to us. Also, I didn't want the same wedding as everyone else. So, I was excited to discover Ariel Meadow Stallings' Offbeat Bride website, a whole community of brides doing their wedding, their way. Ariel's book is pretty good too.
- This year I took part in both Mondo Beyondo and Dream Lab and thoroughly enjoyed both. I 'met' lots of great people and have stayed in touch with several, I have writing projects on the go and have even had a lovely lunch recently with two of the other participants.
- Recently I finally succumbed and joined Twitter and am having great fun finding all sorts of cool people and things. I suspect that after a few months it may go the same way as my Facebook account, which I disabled when I couldn't stand the drivel I was being sent anymore, but for now I am enjoying it.
In 2011 I would like to develop my online friendships and projects further. I would also like to connect more with my real-life friends and family, I don't see nearly as much of most of them as I would like. I am also going to finally get around to buying a dining table so I can actually have people over for dinner!