There are too many social networks, online forums and so on. But, it is still a good thing to find an online community you can really take part in. One way to sort through all of them is to pick them by topic. Don’t join anything too general. You are less likely to find like minded souls, people who will give you advice when you need it or fresh readers for your own blog/ site.
I had found BlogFrog awhile ago but didn’t end up doing much there. It blended in with other generic or topical communities and I was already a member of several online communities through Ning. Now, Ning is not much use to me. They changed from being a free resource and lost many of the communities they once had. BlogFrog seems to have enough communities (active) to be given another look now. Plus, I see several other blogs I read do use BlogFrog.
So, in my search for niches for myself on BlogFrog I found communities for writers. I don’t recommend any as I have only had a quick look. It will be up to yourself to decide if you want to join and become an active member. These seem active but people who run online communities find it a lonely business and give up when they don’t get enough members who post and help make and keep it an active community.
Crazy Lady with a Pen Community
A Closet Writer
Writers Helping Writers
Red Lipstick Journals Community