I mentioned in my last post, my mother suffered an inter-cranial hemorrhage and was hospitalized for 4 days. As an online business owner, I was very lucky to have a business partner who covered for me so I could take care of family matters. What I didn’t realize, at the time, was the outpouring of support I was receiving from the social community. My business partner hinted that there was some power surfing going on at our site but I truly had no idea the numbers our members were putting up.
I digress – this all started with a little mention in a Skype room that perhaps if everyone would surf at Hot Flash Hits it would lift my spirits. This is the power of a social community. You are capable of getting the word out about events, good or bad, in a timely manner. You are capable of joining forces with others to create a buzz in any industry. You are capable of building a reputation for yourself with the click of a keyboard. You are capable of doing AMAZING things if you are Social in a Community!
Not only did it lift my spirits to hear the community was surfing while I was gone, our members at Hot Flash Hits spread the word to others and it became a little surfing party. The community pulled together to lighten the heart of one person and ended up shattering all our previous surfing records. Talk about making me smile— yup, I am still smiling. I am overjoyed to know this community cares. I have never felt this much support and love from people I have never met in person. It is amazing the bond you can develop if you work closely in a social community. Thank you to my HFH Family.