MB = message board
Once upon a time I was very active on several message boards. I began quite a few friendships via MB’s and I’ll always be grateful for that. One by one I disappeared from posting on boards. Between two kids, work, and life stuff I just didn’t make time to surf them like I used to. My reasons also largely involved the desire to move away from drama that can take over boards, as well as cliques and scrap-politics. Blech. No thanks.
So I’ve been floating out here in space, keeping track and meeting new scrappers via blogs, facebook, and sometimes even twitter not to mention Big Picture classes where I’m avidly participating in class boards and such. I’ve got to be honest here – I really haven’t missed general message boards in the last year or so all that much. I get so much outside them now and keep up via e-mail (and all above mentioned forms of communication) as the internet scrapbooking community has grown and changed that I don’t really know what place they might have for me anymore. I DO believe they have a place – but where do I fit in?
Does that sound insane? Do you know what I mean?
Well I will tell you this: I’ve been “lurking” (aka looking but not posting) at a few boards but really haven’t been jumping in deep. What I am really after today is to engage you in a coffee talk discussion please: What do you get out of message boards? Where are you active? Why? Related: how the heck do you keep up with multiple boards?