Before you go into the Book Talk section and talk about a book you didn't like, it's good to know if that author is on the board
Is there a way to get a list of members? I've seen that on other boards, but I haven't found it (yet?) here.
Something that I had trouble with when I started out here, and still do occasionally: the use of abbreviations. WIP I got, but it took me a while to get CP and DH (actually, still not sure of that one: Dear Husband?).
Jeff, if you go to the bottom of the main bulletin board page when you are logged in, you'll find a link to the (very huge!) members list.
I think it's important to remember that while we have threads for self-promotion and good news and encourage members to use them, the purpose of this site isn't promotion--it's community. Being an active, caring participant here, sharing information and being a friend, is the real point of the Blueboards...and in the end, is the best way to promote yourself here.
Verla's stubborn refusal to provide all moderators with a company car has always stuck in my craw...
Continuing this thought: I think signature files are the best way to promote one's books. They are visible but unobtrusive. This way every time you post, you list your book title(s) and include a link to your website, blog, twitter, etc. You can also make your avatar a picture of your book cover. I know I have recognized many Blue Boarder books in the bookstore and library because of this.
Something that I had trouble with when I started out here, and still do occasionally: the use of abbreviations. WIP I got, but it took me a while to get CP and DH (actually, still not sure of that one: Dear Husband?). I can't think of others off the top of my head, but I recall being mystified by some abbreviation-laden messages and feeling like there was an in-crowd who could speak the lingo. Maybe there's a list of abbreviations somewhere in the archives?
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