I love community building and have done my fair share of creating local communities. I see so many communities fail.  Or businesses approach them in such the wrong way.

Front Porch Forum is an online yet local community that has slowly and steadily grown to support local areas, in and around Vermont.  You can only join if you live there.

I find this story amazing, especially as it has grown despite the rise of social media and the likes of Facebook.  But even though I find it amazing, I’m honestly not surprised that it is working.  I wish more people would start grass root efforts and to show that we don’t always need to be dominated by the giants.