QUESTION Mother Writer! When Mother Writer! was started it was a great discussion forum, bursting with new friendships and huge amounts of advice and commiseration. MW even helped raise money for Doctors Without Boarders after the Haitian disaster and ran an essay contest for SW's first anniversary. As time has gone on it's become a landing spot for self promotion and Gobs of it. Mostly it's my fault; I got busy and dropped the ball. So tell me, Mother Writers, what do you want out of your group? How do you plan to use it?
As a latecomer to the group, I didn't know it existed as such a wonderful place of support and community service. It definitely provides a platform for promotion, sometimes I feel that's an inevitable piece of online communities today. I guess whenever I join an online community, I'm looking to learn from other people and looking to share my thoughts with others the way I do in any conversation with friends. In this case, I'm looking for friends who struggle to balance being a mom and being a writer but also love being both.
I'm not sure I can offer hard and fast suggestions on what I'd like to see...because my life is so busy I can't guarantee I could attend numerous chats or answer weekly questions or anything. But I could do things like that sporadically.