I get a lot of invites every day to join this and that concerning communities for bloggers. I appreciate it and often join, but have no time to always participate. However, because I do see a lot of rewards in these communities, I will share them.
BlogEngage – This is a community and social bookmarking site all in one. As far as I know, the community is by invite only, but if you join the forum and request an invite, you will probably get one. The community is quite active and everyone has been friendly.
BloggerLuv – This is a fairly active and newer community. The founder is dedicated to having a friendly site where bloggers can interact. Some of the largest social networking just are not as focused toward bloggers in general, especially those who truly want to not just share their content, but also talk with other bloggers.
Seems so few, right? Actually there are more, but these totally focus on bloggers. You can find great communities on social bookmarking sites like Digg. When Blogrity, the simple social bookmark site for bloggers comes out of beta, there will be more for bloggers to do.
The great things about these communities are that there is a wealth of information always being shared, as well as eager people who actually want to connect. This is not like Twitter and Facebook where you might get people who might not be into the whole blogging concept. Beginner bloggers can learn a lot from those who have been in the community for a long time as well as share some of their newer ideals – a total win-win situation!
So this is where I come out and ask since you all may have some excellent suggestions: what are other great communities out there on the Internet that focus on allowing bloggers to connect?