Reverb 10.7 Aiming for a Perfect Blend

Aiming for a Perfect Blend Kaileen Elise

Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family: Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.
(Jane Howard)

Reverb 10.7 - Prompt from December 7, 2010 (Cali Harris)

Community. 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?

This year was a little wild. I changed jobs, shifted gears, and took on new projects. Through this evolution, I felt my web presence fluctuate. When responsibilities offline took priority, I felt like I was neglecting something important.

Last year I was lonely and craving sparkle. I launched kaileenelise.com and quickly found my soul sisters.

This year has been different and anything but lonely. I've established some great connections with coworkers. I have deepened in my love for my mister. The community I discovered this year was right in front of me—waiting patiently for me to step away from my laptop.

One of my motivations behind becoming 1/3 of Reverb 10's HQ was to rediscover the magic of the interwebs. The response and love for our project have been astounding—and even if I had an extra 7 hours each day, I could still use more time to connect with fellow Reverbers.

Looking towards 2011, I hope to have a better blend of offline and online community. I intend to make connections that span both worlds—meeting up with people I've fallen in love with via Twitter and blogging & inviting my friends who I know IRL to jump online.

Image: Priscilla Du Preez

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