All posts tagged: Community + Neighborhoods

buzzword: community

So, about this whole ‘community’ thing. I took advantage of a slow day at the office to sneak out to a mid-day yoga class, and as we were lying in savasana, my mind drifted to thoughts of community. A room of about 20 people were lying flat on their backs devoid of any stress in their bodies, empty of tension, as they rebuilt and prepared for the day ahead following sixty minutes of moving and breathing together. Some moments were serene, others impossible, but together, we completed the task at hand. I thought about what I take from that community, and how vested I am in it. I enjoy the occasional-to-frequent practice to stay in shape and distract myself from everyday stresses. The studio offers intensive sessions, and regulars are chatty with the instructors, but I prefer to linger more on the outskirts of this community, popping in as I can, and enjoying the somewhat annonymity I can achieve by blending into a crowd of sweaty bodies as I make each class my own challenge. …

From a Runner: “Reestablishment of community on a human level”

On a daily basis we are bombarded with rave reviews and feedback from people using RunMyErrand.  Over the weekend, one of our new runners and talented ballerina, Magdelena G, shared her experience with us. “I just wanted to let you know that I ran my first errand last night.  It was a great experience, and I just wanted to let you know that I think this site is fabulously well organized in terms of it’s functionality.  I’m glad to be a part of this, and I think that even more than people just being able to cross things off of their to-do lists, it will allow for some reestablishment of community on a human level.  It is basically using virtual social networking to create interactions between people that are avoided more and more everyday thanks to the internet boom.   I look forward to doing more work, and helping the site succeed.” Thanks, Magdelena, you hit the nail on the head!  Instead of using technology to further separate true human interaction between people, we are …

To the Community: My first blog as an official member of RUNmyERRAND

A bit about me: I have been working with Leah since February on RUNmyERRAND and I started full time in May. As a father of two young sons, I became hooked to the idea when my wife and I used the site to take care of dry cleaning in the front hall. While this might sound easy to many, our first son was only a month old and it was such a pain to dress two kids just to walk to the cleaners. After the errand was completed, I realized the power of the runner community and decided that I had to work with the RUNmyERRAND. Before RUNmyERRAND, I spent four years in the United States Navy. I had a myriad of experiences, but my favorite ones were driving ships in cool areas such as the Panama Canal, Galapagos Islands, and Suez Canal. I joined the Navy because I wanted to work at something I believed in, and I hadn’t found that anywhere else. My experience was amazing, and I miss all the great people …

Community Blogging

I have been wanting to do this for months … set up a RunMyErrand Community Blog.  Whallah … here it is!  Thanks to Cody, one of our fabulous summer interns, and the IT guy for helping us get it ready for debut.  I’ve kept a link to my “founder’s blog” at the top, but it was time to severe the direct tie between my personal blog and the main RunMyErrand.com site.  In the last few months alone, we have been growing very quickly, including people and personalities far beyond just myself … which makes things a lot more interesting, doesn’t it?! Since RunMyErrand is about harnessing the power of a community,  it is only right that we incorporate as many of those voices as possible into our Community Blog.  You’ll hear from Senders, Runners, Advisors, Interns, Employees, and yes, I’m sure to chime in here from time to time as well.  Enjoy!