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Thanks…and how did it go?

Thanks to everyone who joined in or watched the discussion yesterday.  I think it went well and was really interesting. The discussion on the book is still open on the post below if anyone wants to comment. This is just to ask for comments on how the format worked. I was approving the comments as they came in – I was a bit slow with this to start off with, but then worked out a quicker method! An hour on a weekday evening seemed a good time (most people are currently in the UK, but we could review if this changes) – are there any thoughts on this, was it difficult for anyone? Comments welcome on anything to do with the format.

The next book to be discussed will be ‘Confessions of an Ordinary Boy’ by Brian Centrone and I’m suggesting we discuss this on Monday 8th November unless this is a problem for anyone.

If you want to join in with the next discussion, get in touch – see the ‘contact’ page.


  1. 07/10/2010 at 10:51 am

    The blog got 251 page views on the day of the discussion – most of these were of the discussion post, with the ‘howto’ and ‘writer’ page being the next most visited pages. Visits came from locations throughout the UK and some in other parts of Europe and the US.

  2. Gina
    25/10/2010 at 9:23 am

    Oooh feedback (otherwise I’ll forget)….I think when we make comments to maybe refer to the post number so that it’s easier to follow which posts people are commenting on…and for moderator. I think best not moderating and letting it flow BUT if we do stick with moderating, then to have a moderator who isn’t part of the discussion as it means they slow down moderation whilst trying to participate. Went well though, BTW. Great to see the views on here.
    Looking forward to the next one!!

    Tally ho!

  3. 25/10/2010 at 9:33 am

    Thanks Gina – also took me a while the first time to realise that people were nesting comments, i.e. replying to specific comments. I think we need to stick with moderating to avoid spoilers, negatives, spam etc. – if for some reason I lost my connection or couldn’t get on to moderate at a later stage, there could be bad stuff left up. Do hear what you’re saying on having an outside mod though. If it’s alright, I’m going to carry on and moderate at the next discussion and see how that goes – may be much smoother having had some practice – but will think seriously about whether to hand it over after that. (I think it’s good to have someone who has read the book moderating as they’ll be better able to spot spoilers – if we go with an outside mod, we could forward the books to them too – what do people think?)

    Looking forward to the next one 🙂

  4. 25/10/2010 at 11:06 am

    Another thought – what about having someone live tweet some of the comments with the #yettobebooks hashtag – any thoughts?

    • Gina
      25/10/2010 at 12:09 pm

      Live tweets good idea…not that I know how to do that tweety thing.
      Personally I don’t think spoilers will be too much of a problem *but obviously it is concern on some levels)…as there will be enough time to get rid of the spoiler. But yes, it’s a developing thing. Going well though.

  5. 26/10/2010 at 10:54 pm

    Really looking forward to my turn at bat. Still totally bummed I missed the last one. Might post something about it though as I have not do so. See you all on the 8th!

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