I have written online for several years. It all started with a blog back in 2006. But before that, I was a “chatter,” at sites that have since gone by the wayside, though I am personal friends now with a few I met back when I started in 1997.
What I value is being able to write my thoughts, and ideas. Sometimes, it may be in journal/diary/blog form, but there are times when I want to share other things to be informative, or thought-provoking, or at times to editorialize.
What I also value is interacting with others from around the world in a more conversational way. I especially appreciate the encouragement and support, and sharing of ideas, and more.
Last year, I found a community called Persona Paper, where I can do just that. It serves a different purpose for me there, and I have people coming to visit me daily. It is as if we are all meeting in the same coffee shop to talk for a day, whether for minutes each day, or for several times in a week. I appreciate that connection to others.
Recently, there has been a call from the site administrators for help for moderators, which I wrote about this morning in my recent article there. I am not sure what it entails, how much time it takes, nor how much technological expertise is needed. I am not sure that I have the energy to do so.
I am looking forward to continuing to write and interact with others at Persona Paper. I hope that others feel the same way about the same camaraderie that I experience. And, perhaps, some will understand what is entailed in site moderation, and be able to help.