« Last post by bigcaat on January 14, 2014, 08:56:40 AM »
Hi Little River.
Well, yes and no. I know I would like to start the community on Google Plus, which I actually have set it up, I just haven't done anything with it or linked to it yet because I'm not exactly sure how to make it work.
I really like the forum because things can be easily put into different categories and topics, and people aren't too confused by it. It's also good because I can have a measure of control over it so that people aren't just asking for free readings from unsupervised students for things where there is potential for harm: like serious illness or serious behavioral or emotional problems. I also like someplace for my students to go, but I do find that dies out quickly after the class has ended.
It's been so slow here that the only thing I do every time is spend lots of time rejecting literally hundreds of people trying to join who are spammers. The problem is some legitimate people are getting lost in that. And, it just never took off the way I had hoped. I think now, too, so many people are doing social media things, I'm not sure they're finding this and I don't have the time I used to to devote to it. I'm writing a book, and working on some other teaching projects, as well as doing readings.
So I'll ask you guys, what would you like your practice to look like? On Google Plus, it would be a community where we could post photos, I could create different topics, like 'cats' 'dogs' or whatever. But I'm thinking I need to make it something that people request to join rather than just making it public, or it can get out of hand.
Or, I could keep this or that open, but create a 'closed' group there where people pay a small monthly or yearly fee and I give personalized help with the practice, having the students, perhaps, submit their animals for practice.
I really like offering a resource for people to practice, but either people just don't want to take advantage of it, they are interested in other forms, or maybe it's that because it's free, people don't find much value in it on a sub-conscious level. Any suggestions you all have would be welcome.