Although, I think of myself as somewhat introverted and don’t mind being alone, I have been involved in all sorts of group activities over the years. From the early days of school to career-related events with all kinds of personal associations thrown in.
I was thinking of groups recently as the word and term relates to ActiveRain. This is a topic that occasionally gets some attention in the course of everyday interaction here.
What are they? How does one become a member of a group? And why? Is there an initiation process? Hazing? Cliques versus Clicks. A mind can wander and mine meanders. Sometimes at great length.
It has been noted by some that attendance in ActiveRainLand seems to be diminishing with fewer posts and participants to read and comment. That may or may not be true. As part of my regular visits to AR, I look to those members I follow to see their thoughts. But on occasion I investigate the first time blog section or even the regular blog roll which I don’t regularly pop by because, well, there hasn’t been much lately. I am happy to report that there are some discoveries to be found there. Sometimes.
A trip through ones own AR group membership can be at times insightful. Okay, it can be a bit scary too. Did I join and if I did, why? Why, oh why? Of course, that’s a conversation with myself I often have and not only with groups. Some might call it therapy. Reflection perhaps. Others...well, who knows what they are saying.
So did I learn anything from my excursion through the groups I once decided to join? Some things may no longer be relevant. Editing continues. . . And that’s a Thursday thought.
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