Gathering the crowd is only the beginning
Building an audience and creating a following are just the first steps before truly amazing things happen with your ideas and communications on the web. Once you’ve gathered a crowd and built your network, that’s when the real fun starts. That’s when you get the chance to let your creativity shine.
Without creativity and without inspiring people to action, what good is having access to a niche group that has said “yes, I want to hear from you.” Global, multi-directional communication is exciting and empowering, I agree. But, the tools aren’t novel to many of us anymore – the tools themselves have moved into the background (and actually, that’s when they become most interesting).