Thanks again to my marvelous moderators and ...you guys have been so awesome in keeping everything running smoothly!
For those who don't know I my kids and my hubby have some health conditions that sometimes keep me from being a part of everything online the way I would want to. I tend to still post on FB if you really miss me (that's the sound of me laughing there!) but don't get around to all the different sites. So if you see me missing now you know why, and know why I asked for a little help making sure the community runs smoothly whether I'm able to check in or not.
Also ... STOP the spamming folks (you know who you are!!!) This is a group about support and community ... not your personal link-sharing zone. Contribute to the community - comment, share, encourage others! Please!
Thou shalt not self-promote -- this means if it is your own link you better have an extremely good reason for sharing it, besides wanting to share the link. Sometimes it's great to spread discussion from site to social platform, so I won't just arbitrarily say don't share your own links, but your post will be deleted and/or you'll get a sweet warning from our friendly neighborhood moderator.
Thou shalt not blindly link and run - I don't care if it's your own link or not, it doesn't help the community to drop a link with no discussion ... period. Your post will be deleted and/or you'll get a sweet warning from our friendly neighborhood moderator asking for more information, a better intro, discussion points ... whatever. :-)
Thou shalt remember it's a COMMUNITY - chime in on discussions, share great articles with valid discussion/intro and in the proper area -- lots of people love info on Plugins but those should go in the right section, same with CSS info ;-)
Thou shalt not be a meanie I was gonna say a naughty word but you get the idea ... don't spam the community with your latest and greatest, do chime in to help someone if you have something to add, don't drop affiliate links unless you have clearly stated such (by the way that is part of the FCC guidelines, not even my own - I just adhere to it!).
Get it? Got it? Great! Have an amazing weekend - I might not be around much but I'll try to check in from time to time and trust our awesome mods to keep the community from self-imploding while I'm gone :D
Posting a share that promotes that engagement is the key. So what we are asking of everyone will be a classic "win-win".. Sharing good information in a way that promotes discussion and engagement, with a good side effect of building authority.
I'd love other parents to step up and start sharing more, and appreciate that feels comfortable enough here to share updates about his daughter's recent hospitalization and challenges.
Let's be there for one another, share, encourage, and be part of each other's support systems ... if you're like us it's hard to find that support in your current world ;-)
- Kat's CafeSite Owner, Writer, Editor, 2011 - present
- The Rarelink (nonprofit)Founder, 2010 - 2012
I'm also a writer and editor, working freelance in a few different spots online. You can always find me at my website - Kat's Cafe - where I serve up life, special needs parenting, and news on autism, epilepsy, other special needs, advocacy and awareness campaigns.
- IUPUIEnglish; Nonprofit Managment, present
- Lebanon High School2004
- IU-BloomingtonJournalism, 2007
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