Thursday, 15 March 2012

connect: talking tribes

Have you read Seth Godin's bestselling  book Tribes

Seth is an internet entrepreneur, founder of 'permission marketing', TED speaker and all round interesting guy. His book 'Tribes' is about leadership, movements and also about connections - how that's something that humans have been doing for quite a while now...

'For millions of years, human beings have been part of one tribe or another. A group needs only two things to be a tribe: a shared interest and a way to communicate.'

I think of the blogosphere as belonging to a tribe - of the bazillions of blogs out there, what makes any of us come back time and time again to a particular few?

For me, sometimes it's a sense that a particular blogger and I would be friends if she lived in the same street, or it's a similar eye in design, perhaps we share a matched sense of humour. Whatever it is, I've connected to more exciting and inspiring women (and some men) than I would ever have dared imagine, and it's changed the course of my career and added to the fabric of my life.  In the early days it was easy to 'lurk' - not commenting, shy, feeling a little like everyone else out there was so clever and so talented - but I'm finding my voice, in writing and in reaching out (thanks mainly to twitter....) 

So I've finally, finally, sorted out my blogroll of all the informative, talented, creative and often funny women I follow, tripping my way through the blogosphere. I'm naughty for delaying it so long but it's a constant work in progress! 

I decided against a plain old list. When I see those on other sites I don't always have the time to click through and find out what makes someone recommend another blog. Instead I've created a page with a little blurb about each of these clever women.

So here you go: meet my favorites

And to those on my list: A very big Thank You for all you do in making my day so much more interesting and inspired. Proving Seth's point:
'You have everything you need to build something far bigger than yourself.' 




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