Our online community ...
One of our members (I'm sorry that I can't remember who it was, to give him/her credit) recently posted something about the difference between a community and a social network.
I loved the idea and have spent a lot of my time, since it was stated, thinking about the difference. How proud I am to be part of this community where people care about each other, support each other and work together to make this the best place online to talk about woodworking.
Being a community, as opposed to just a place to network, LumberJocks.com unites members with a variety of different woodworking backgrounds, from beginner to expert, different personalities and viewpoints, and different forms of artistic expression, from pens to cabinetry, to .. well, the sky is the limit. And yet, with all of these differences, each member has the same goal: to support the craft of woodworking.
Our community is about bringing a "what can I do for you" mentality to the group with the goal of inspiring, motivating, supporting, challenging, and learning from others. Many of the blogs posted, for example, are tutorials, sharing the how-to process to create a project or complete some woodworking step. And, regardless of what type of question is posted in our forums, our members are right there to provide answers and suggestions. It truly is a magnificent community! Thank you, to all the members, for your contribution to our community.
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