Well, look at the root of the word. We've never "chatted" before, but I've read your work and the responses/re-responses you've had with your nearly 2K followers. You "communicate" and when you don't they go nuts. You are vital to them. Your participation is critical to them. They miss you when you are absent. Sounds like "community" to me.
When I go make lunch soon, I'm going to miss the heck out of you.