The online encyclopedia Merriam Webster defines SUPPORT GROUP as “a group of people with common experiences and concerns who provide emotional and moral support for one another.”
Yesterday a group of Merida bloggers got together to talk about ways that we could help one another. Belonging to support groups has always been a very beneficial experience for me. Through the years, thanks to different ones I have accomplished diverse goals such as quitting smoking and writing my book. Sometimes larger groups become clubs or associations.
I shared what I learned at the San Miguel Writers’ Conference There, Bill Belew talked about increasing traffic and the ways that a blog site can make money. None of our group is a professional like Bill but still, it is fascinating to see the potential that’s out there.
We discussed technical issues we all have from wrapping text around pictures; effective linking; moving posts automatically into the pages…
We talked about the ways we decide what we’ll write about… There is so much to learn!
And we talked about the responsibilities of blogging. If a blogger posts a lot and keeps the site going for a few years, an incredible number of people will read his opinion… Like in the millions! Yes, that is a BIG voice.
Last but not least… we had FUN! If you are a Merida area blogger and would like to join us the next time (in a month or so…) let me know and I’ll send you the info as it becomes available.