I made the time yesterday to read Seth Godin's Tribes. That's not really impressive; the hardback edition is only 147 small pages.
Seth agrees with most of what we've done here at NetBuilders.
Seth outlines five things to do in creating a micromovement:
- Publish a manifesto
- Make it easy for your followers to connect with you
- Make it easy for your followers to connect with one another
- Realize that money is not the point of a movement
- Track your progress
Our manifesto is being developed here.
vBulletin and vBBlog provide methods for communication among everyone in the movement. These will not be the last communication tools we incorporate.
Money is not the point of this movement, as evidenced by the complete lack of ads here. But, making money for our individual members is key to this movement. If we don't help our members make more money, I will consider this project a failure.
We're tracking our progress publicly -- and progress looks good. Thanks to everyone who has joined and is helping to grow the community!