Hello to all! Where did May go? Anyways, I am doing well and Nikki has been very busy. Since the last Ramble a lot has changed. I have the Wiki up, put in a new chat system, added more FAQ’s and I sent out 1 or 2 newsletters. I have finally built the emails and confirmation pages for all of it. Let’s just say it’s been crazy.
I have been silent a bit because my mother was admitted to the hospital because of liver issues. I have been focusing on making sure she is good. I lost my dad and I want to be here for my mom as much as I can. So I am heading home in a few days and there is so much I have to get done.
I built a new area of the site for surveys, quizzes, and feedback. It’s mostly invite only, but as I build it out I will try to link out public ones. I want to gather anonymous feedback in making the site better. I wanted to make sure people had a way to tell me why the unsubbed from a newsletter or what they think about a topic. More to come on that one though.
I am slowly removing the Team TMF group. There are 3 members left on the team and either they will stop being here or become moderators. I am going in that direction for now. I need to explain how to become a moderator in a separate post so people know what I am looking for. I had hoped that by have a Team TMF that we could build an even stronger community. I was wrong, but I did find those members that truly want to make this a better place. I thank them for everything they do.
On the social front I have turned over the account to Nikki mostly because of my mother being sick. She is learning by fire. She has to learn what to look for, avoid spam, and replying to people. Things there will get better. At the same time I need to focus on other platforms as well. We are continuing to grow so that makes it easy for me to be happy with the slow progress.
My next piece of business here is to build a calendar for events that are going on to include ballot votes, activism, and more. We need that info and I want all members to add to it. I am also going to remove some of the forums that get little to no use. This will include the sales, discount forum. It’s funny because some complained and I gave it to them. As soon as I decided to let them have it no one used it. Odd, but that’s the way it went. Eliminating some areas will be better I think.
There is still a lot going on and I am staying busy to make this community awesome. Let’s keep things rolling and hopefully the membership will continue to grow. I decided to pull the unconfirmed group from the numbers because it skews it. I don’t want to look bigger than what we really are. It’s about the quality. So I will be working on the sidebars over the next few days. I ripped out the old system and I want to rebuild it with better information.
That’s a short ramble, but I am here and putting 110% forward. Thank you 1000 times over for your support!