Michele Martin from The Bamboo Blog presented me with the Bloggers Who Create Community Award! The purpose of this award is to show gratitude to bloggers whose focus is on building communities.
Here is what Michele had to say:
Sue Waters of Mobile Technology in TAFE is one of the most incredibly helpful bloggers around. Not only does she build community through her own blog, she spends seemingly unlimited amounts of time surfing the web to assist others, making masterful use of her co-mments account to follow conversations and dispense helpful advice.
Thank you Michele! I’m honored by this, as community building is a key to achieving my goal of helping others. I just wish that I had been given the opportunity to present the award to you on behalf of the community members from the 31 Day Project and Better Blog community because you were responsible for bringing us all together — enabling the communities to connect, share, grow, collaborate and learn together! We all OWE YOU so much!
With the honor comes some responsibility–to pass it along to three other bloggers. Not a responsibility to be taken lightly; which is why it has taken me 10 days to write this post. Everything I do– the help, assistance and mentoring is paying back the time others make for me. Would love to give the award to so many people, for so many different reasons, but I know my three picks for Bloggers Who Build Community will pay this award forward and the number of bloggers awarded for building communities will grow!
So here are my three picks for Bloggers Who Build Community:
Lets be honest — giving Darren an award, with any type of rule attached, is a frightening thought because he is well known for changing rules and is incredible funny. But those who know him well would agree he totally deserve this award for all his edublogger community support and his work with the Global Open Professional Development – Social Software in the Classroom. I am humbled by Darren’s incredible diplomatic skills in the global community.
Kathryn is such an amazing and inspirational person; who works incredibly hard supporting and encouraging people in the online community and in our local blogging community here in Perth. I have gained and learnt so much from her. While she is well known for her blog and Second Life — check out the great work she did this year for the 23 Things Project for Murdoch University Library.
What can one say about Judy? Although I have never meet her; I think she may be a kindred spirit! Cheeky, funny, good at leading me astray (in a good way) and always making time to encourage others in her community. So many people, from some many places in the World, have gained so much from Judy. If you haven’t checked out her Web 2.0 Notes — do so!
To me, all three of these bloggers do great things within their community, encouraging comments and making themselves accessible to their readers. They’re great role models and mentors for me.
Please help me congratulate the winners by visiting their websites and sending a note of congratulations and encouragement to each.
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