According to White (2006) there are numerous types of blogging communities, made up of many people with common interests. Some examples include Nufnag, Global Voices and FreshNetworks.
Rowse (2009) suggests a few ways to build your own online community. These include interacting with bloggers in the comments section, provide and encourage membership, posting topics of interest and having reader centric posts.You should also be an active participant in the community and contribute often.
An online community, while virtual and without face to face interaction, is nonetheless a powerful tool for communicating, making new friends and aggregating people and products together under a common theme or interest.
Rowse, D 2009, "8 Tips for Building Community on Your Blog," online, retrieved 18 November 2009, from http://www.problogger.net/archives/2009/02/28/8-tips-for-building-community-on-your-blog/
White, N 2006, 'Blogs and Community – launching a new paradigm for online community?', The Knowledge Tree, viewed 18 November,