Theme of the Week: CB's 11/11/11 Birthday Bash!
This Friday is 11/11/11, meaning that CB’s 2-1/2 year Birthday Bash is here! We are celebrating with our community, as we also prepare to re-launch the new Social Fabric community this coming Monday, November 14. In honor of said celebration, we’ll be hosting a @CollectiveBias Twitter Party, to be held this Friday, November 11 at 12:30 pm EST; be sure to join us by using the hashtags #111111 and #cbias. We will be giving away prizes, including gift cards and an actual pair of “happy socks” from our very own John Andrews. You do not want to miss this party.
This week, as we’ve been reflecting on how far the community has come and how much we’ve grown, we’ve also collected input from our community members on topics related to the Social Fabric. Let’s take a look, shall we?
We asked members how long they’ve been a member of the Social Fabric community. We received a variety of responses; to sum it up, 20% have been in the community for over a year, while 37% have been members for 0-2 months. When asked what their favorite Social Fabric groups include, Shoppertunities and Community Surveys came in #1, while Chocolate came in at #2. By far, projects that have to do with food have been been the fave; we really do have some very creative, talented cooks within the Social Fabric community. We also have a variety of blog niches in the community, making it a very diverse group to work with. Blog niches within the community include Foodies, Crafters/DIY, Lifestyle, Dad Bloggers, Travel, etc. Of course, we also asked bloggers who their favorite retailer is. An overwhelming majority of members answered Target or Walmart, with Amazon also being quite popular. When asked what their favorite theme of the week has been, 27% answered Comfort Food, while 22% answered Halloween Candy/Food, Halloween/Fall Decorations, or Family Meals.Now to show you just how much community spirit means in Social Fabric…. We asked members to get creative this week and create their own awesomesauce number eleven and then take a picture of themselves with their number eleven….also writing up a quick blog post sharing why they enjoy being a member of Social Fabric. Here are a few of those awesome posts and photos….
Kimberly, from Adventures in Blogging, shares 11 things she loves about Collective Bias.
Rebecca shares her passion for Social Fabric in Blogging Journey, Anniversaries, Evolution, Social Fabric #cbias on Cre8tive Compass Magazine.
Crystal shares that Social Fabric bloggers “help each other socially, ethically, virtually and even physically.” Be sure to check out her post on Cinnamon Hollow.
Christy, from Insanity is Not an Option, shares in How Do I Love You? Let Me Count the Ways!
Read what Alicia has to say in Why I Love Collective Bias, where she shares 11 things she loves about Collective Bias and the Social Fabric community of bloggers.
Amy, from As the Bunny Hops, shares an awesome 11 photo with screenshots of past projects she’s worked on in the Social Fabric community.
Tonia, from The Gunny Sack, shares her love for CB, using Legos, Happy 1/2 Birthday, Collective Bias & Social Fabric.
Of course, be sure to check out Vanessa’s enthusiastic take on Social Fabric on her blog, The Queen of Swag!, Happy 1/2 Birthday, Collective Bias! I Heart You!
Social Fabric blogger, Ellen, from Confessions of an Overworked Mom, shares what she’s learned as a member of Social Fabric.
Finally, what Diane has to say, in her list of 11 things she’s thankful to Collective Bias for, pretty much sums up the support and networking within Social Fabric in just a short line…. for “Giving me a community of bloggers that are becoming friends and not just names and websites.” You don’t want to miss the rest of her list.
Happy Birthday to you, Collective Bias & Social Fabric! Here’s to many, many more years together, engaging….forging relationships….celebrating.