One of the things that attracted me to blogging was the community. Ten years ago, commenting communities were HUGE on the blogs I would visit.
I remember voraciously reading thoughts from Dan Miller, Michael Hyatt, Jon Harrison, Chris Lautsbaugh, Alex Barker, and many others. Their ideas would percolate in my mind and I would begin to think out my own thoughts on their latest topic.
I felt like I was getting a peek inside of their minds. Then, as a bonus, I could comment on their work. I could share the thoughts they inspired and have a conversation with them.
It was a great time to be online and connecting with people. It was the thing I loved most about blogs. The connection and feeling of community.
In recent years, the online community has changed. I was reminded of this recently when I was looking for something from Alex.