Alt Chat Wednesday: How to Appreciate Your Community

This holiday season, try one or more of these five ways to appreciate your community.

This holiday season, try one or more of these five ways to appreciate your community.

By: Eden Hensley; Photos by: Justin Hackworth for Alt Summit

Blogging can be a creative outlet, a way to make money, and a place to build community. While we blog for a variety of reasons, all reasons have something in common. We blog for a better or fuller life.

Even when you’re doing something you love, there will be days when the work is hard, mundane, or tedious. Often what keeps us going is our community--knowing that we’re making a difference.

Join Us on Twitter for AltChat

Before taking a break to spend time with family, join us on Twitter Wednesday November 25, 2015 at 9AM PT/12PM ET/5PM GMT. We’ll be chatting about enjoying what you do, showing appreciation for your community, and more.

Even when you’re doing something you love, there will be days when the work is hard. Often what keeps us going is our community. Here are five ways you can appreciate your community for supporting you.

Even when you’re doing something you love, there will be days when the work is hard. Often what keeps us going is our community. Here are five ways you can appreciate your community for supporting you.

Five Ways to Appreciate Your Community

Here are five ways you can appreciate your community.

  1. Show interest.
  2. Be interested.
  3. Harness the power of a simple thank you.
  4. Treat readers like valued customers.
  5. Create a tradition of expressing gratitude.
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Eden Hensley

Marketing creative, community engagement specialist, technophile, photographer, food and wine enthusiast, and the founder and editor-in-chief of The Road to The Good Life, a lifestyle blog about appreciating and enhancing your life by being grateful for the "haves" instead of lingering on the "wants." There you will find personal stories about my life and family weaved in with real-life, achievable entertaining tips, recipes for hearty home cooked meals, and DIY projects for capturing and sharing memories. I believe the best place to swap stories is over a shared meal, preferably a Thai-meal served family style, and teach an online introduction class to Thai Flavors and host the Family Dinners at The Station supper club in San Francisco.