Many moderate blogs/forums, but what can be the motivation for them to take up the extra responsibility even in a busy schedule and call for more work? Is it power, is it passion, is it the urge to use the time constructively or is it the title that motivates one?
Honestly speaking what would I rather do? Drool over some hot leads, discuss issues? Or, do I do both – take part in the discussions and also moderate? Basically I would rather contribute something to the place which provides the platform to one to get out of the daily grinds of life and chill for a while. And for that doing both is possible always.
There is a myth that one doing moderation work in such a place is doing so, as (s)he has a lot of free time in hand. You can always do such a job in your free time or during your breaks in the work schedule. And one who is on PC with internet 24*7 can actually contribute a lot to such platforms taking time out from their busy schedule too.
Its not about being smart or having lots of free time in hand, it’s more to do dedication to work and level of commitment. Why just virtual, there are plenty in real world, who always remember to pick up their paychecks but when it comes to work, they are too busy working on excuses.
So there will always be two sets of people – one who waste time thinking of excuses and one who uses the time constructively to deliver. After all, as they say, when there is a will there is a way!!!
My personal salute to those volunteers who work tirelessly despite busy schedules or other commitments to keep things happening, on time, everytime all for free!!! Hats off!!!