I’m trying to learn what I can about creating a community. New twitter friends are still coming on line. We now have 20 followers. I find that pretty cool. I am trying to tweet 1-2 times a day. I find that people who do more than that can really drive me crazy. I keep posting links of thing that change or are added. Luckily, I have a lot to tweet about.
I’ve join the community for CatChannel.com. Actually, my daughter’s cat Omer has joined the community. It’s pet focused, not owner focused. It’s really cute that way. If you come to Omer’s page, please vote for him. I’m not sure what you get for the votes, but maybe Omer will be able to get a free trip to Disneyland. Maybe not.
I have a bit of experience with communities, and I’m hoping that this will add to my knowledge about pet communities. There are a lot of nice things about the site, but there are a lot of things lacking. From a user standpoint, I don’t think that I should need to edit my profile on a separate page. I should be able to do it while I’m on my page. I guess that I’ve gotten spoiled by using Facebook. It’s such a great interface, that I just expect every site to be like them.
Four strangers have wrote on my blog (it would be called my wall in Facebook.) I don’t quite know why they call it a blog. When I found out that a blog was connected to the site, I looked for a way to add information. Although I can post anything that I like, so can someone else. The comments that people make are also blog entries.
I don’t know if there is anything that I can take away from this for The Pet Wiki, but I’m having fun hanging out and looking at all the cute kitties. Maybe I’ll make some friends while I’m at it. There are message boards that I’d like to start writing on. That will be my next project.