If you’re looking for an easy way to get your community members talking, write a quick blog complaining about an issue in your life and they will quickly commiserate. It’s human nature. Throw out a topic and let them run with it. Keep in mind though, that it It has to be something they can relate to, so don’t go on and on about something that matters only to you and expect people to care enough to jump on board.

Were you stuck in traffic this morning? If so, you weren’t the only one. Complain about that, and stories of individual traffic woes will follow. Trust me. l did it just today in my editor’s blog.

My complaint of choice? Gas prices. Who doesn’t want to complain about that?

Try it. Everyone can stand a little free commiseration. And do come back and share your success story.