11 December 2006

Top O' the Morning, Ladies

We have sixteen members now. Bonnie Vanak has agreed to join, and I'm simply awaiting all the technical bits before she becomes official. Also, I have issued standing invitations to two other writers. I think that for a forum such as this blog, any more members might become unwieldy. Thoughts? Should we allow additional authors to join if they write unusual historicals and request a spot?

12 comments:

Zoe Archer said...

Well, I'm a new addition, myself, so I can't very well advocate closing the border! But I do actually think that having more members is good, since we can use this site as a means of networking, as well as a general resource for everything related to our writing.

PennyAsh1 said...

I agree. Eventually there will be people who primarily lurk and just want any information they can gather. I don't have a problem with a lot of members

jennifer said...

the more the merrier, more authors to announce they have posted, more authros to intorduce the others to new authors.

Anonymous said...

I agreee the more, the merrier.

Have you considered a set interview to introduce new additions?

BTW I thought your Friday discussion topic was good.

carrie_lofty said...

Good idea, Michelle -- although we seem to have no problem talking about ourselves :)

Christine Koehler said...

I have to go with the majority here. I think a lot of members will not only increase our networking experience, but will introduce new and wonderful voices to this blog.

Vicki Gaia said...

I agree, the more the merrier, but for the moderator, it can get unwieldly, especially if we start having interviews and special days on the blog to promote. I belong to another historical blog, and we limited our members for now, to see how it all pans out. But, I'll go with the flow.

Eliza said...

I have no problem with more people, as long as we can keep it somewhat organized.

Marjorie Jones said...

I agree... the more the better :) Nothing wrong with a crowd... the parties are louder that way LOL.

I'm brewing a little post for this week. Should I have it approved first, or can we just talk about whatever whenever?

Camilla said...

I second everyone: as long as it stays organized, the more the merrier! Perhaps we should assign days to post and have certain activities?

Jacquie said...

Bring 'em on!

We have downtime for a while and then a month or two of breakneck deadlines. The more authors we have, the easier it is on all of us.

I am happy to see the blog hopping with activity, because with a larger than normal group, we also have a huge pool of diverse specialties.

Cool beans!

Jacquie

Kim Iverson Headlee said...

How does this group work? Must one be a designated "contributor" in order to post any type of comment, or only to start new threads? If I direct fans to this site, will they be able to post comments? I think it would be beneficial to let visitors pose questions to the regular contributors, if that's not too difficult to arrange.

I agree with the majority opinion not to limit membership - deadlines, power outages, computer mishaps, modem woes, or just plain not feeling up to e-socializing for whatever reason will hit all of us at some point or another, so having a larger group will keep the content fresh more easily.

Cheers,
Kim
Kim D Headlee
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