Five years ago, excited about the possibilities social channels offered to fostering a healthy national discussion about hunger, I posted a piece in this blog entitled “Where’s the Online Discussion About Hunger?”
There’s a tremendous hunger community in this country. I’ve learned so much from them over the past thirteen years, and am always interested in being part of the stimulating discussion that can occur when two or more get together.
But that discussion just doesn’t seem to be happening online.
I learned a lot of what I know about PR from the CompuServe PR forum. It was a great community of folks, always involved in rich discussion, moderated by people who truly knew the business.
I’m a musician. I love to talk about music, musical equipment, production techniques and such. I’ve spent countless hours and learned a ton in a community created in The Gear Page forum.
Hunger? Maybe not so much.
Isn’t hunger as important as all these things? Where’s the discussion/community? If there isn’t one, why the heck not? Hunger folks are intelligent and passionate. Normally not afraid to express their opinions. I ask again: Is this discussion occurring somewhere of which I’m not aware?