“A tribe is a group of people connected to one another, connected to a leader, and connected to an idea. For millions of years, human beings have been part of one tribe or another. A group needs only two things to be a tribe: a shared interest and a way to communicate.” – Seth Godin
I’m not a leader, and I don’t want to be. It would be silly for me to even try. But I do enjoy sharing my ideas with the world and finding people that ‘flock to me’ as a result of what I share.
Birds of a feather flock together.
Over the years I’ve had a number of people find the ideas that I’ve shared on my blog/s, and they’ve connected with me in the comments sections, or emailed me to discuss them. Some of them have even become friends over time, which I’ve really valued.
Seth Godin talked about something like this in his book, Tribes, which is where I got the quote from at the start of this post.
I find myself aligned with his thoughts on tribes – people connecting to each other and to a common idea.
Even though I’m a huge introvert, I also sometimes seem like a huge extrovert – amongst my introverted friends, that is. I enjoy social contact with people, and even seek it out. I’m not a hermit, just an introvert that enjoys mixing with people.
This lends itself well to wanting to be part of a tribe of like-minded people, who join me as we share our thoughts and our lives around a common idea.
Over the years the ‘common idea’ has changed, but what strikes me as amazing is that many of the people who joined me as I shared my ideas years ago, are still with me today, as I share new ideas that they also relate to.
It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
To all those birds out there, flocking to me around the common ideas we share, thank you. It’s good to have you sticking around with me over these past years.
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