You don't have to be an author/contributor to this blog to be able to post comments on it. Anyone can post comments. I was hoping all participants in this group would at the very least post comments talking about their progress/experiences with this whole thing, though not everyone is doing that yet. Maybe when real training starts on Monday? I could have had us just email our thoughts/progress back and forth to each other instead of do this blog, but for whatever reason, I thought the blog would be better. Anyway PLEASE post your progress if you do nothing else!
But the reason I invited you all to be contributors is so that you could also put new, actual posts on this blog. So far, I'm the only one to do that. And I didn't want that. Teddi thought it would be good for me to explicitly say this since she didn't think that was clear. I manage 3 of my own blogs already, I was hoping this would be a community blog where you guys start your own topics of conversation. Just for the sake of keeping the main blog page clean, I propose keeping those discussions limited to the comments, but please please feel free to start new topics in new posts yourself, that's what I gave you the authority to do when you became a contributor. This is what I was hoping when I wrote that I hoped you guys would post tidbits of things to inspire us, etc..
If we all chip in and contribute, it's not a big task at all, just put something up when you have a question, or when you want the group to do something fun like show pictures of gear, or whatever. I'm really too busy and overwhelmed with things as it is to be doing this & trying to motivate everyone on my own.