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thank so much. I so appreciate your time. I'm starting here. How do I bump? and what is that? I want to joing RAK but don't know how. I'm having a great time and I think that most stampers are kind people who love to share talents. I haven't met a greedy one yet. YEEEAAAH
Thank you so very much for starting this thread! It should definitely be a sticky!!
I think it would help those who are new to message boards get a better understanding of the cyber-life of a MB and how it lives.
I think this is a wonderful place to hang out. I love listening to eveyone's points-of-view and getting to know people. It makes me feel good that someone may get something of value by something I posted, that my piece of advice may have made a difference in someone's life.
My main advice would be to keep it real. Be yourself, respect others, stay positive and it will all come back to you. Keep in mind that everyone has their own opinions and are entitled to them and it's certainly ok to disagree. We all were raised differently, have different cultures, values, ethnicity, religion/non-religion, backgrounds etc. and everyone posts from their own points-of-view based on their life experiences. At the same time realize not everyone may want to be your friend or even like you. And it's OK!
You've made great points! I will make it a point to find at least 3 cards in the gallery with no posts and post on them daily and post to welcome newbies. I do try and post something on someone's thread if they have no replies or very few comments, even if I have nothing to offer.
I'm off to add my name to my siggy and do some more posting!
Thanks for posting this thread!
"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort." Herm Albright
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"My main advice would be to keep it real. Be yourself, respect others, stay positive and it will all come back to you. At the same time realize not everyone may want to be your friend or even like you. And it's OK!"
This is Great and True. Even tho we would like everyone to like us and be friends(at least I do)--sometimes it just isn't in the cards. I have a hard time striking up conversations with people that I don't know. I feel like I come off like an idiot(probably do because I ramble do to being nervous and scared). I would love to get to know you guys and have friendships!
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Good post (but I still don't have all the bells and whistles of the avatar and sig and whatnots or scanner for the gallery so I will have a story.. ) hey you didn't think this was gonna be SHORT did you??
One of my best scs friends ( just kidding chris you ARE the best!!) was a thread I replied to last year from an off topic of course post asking for parenting advice. Now why did I even respond as the OP had a newborn a teen and a three and four year old? I had a grown teen and a pregnant dd! soon to have my newborn grand daughter. but who better to advise or basically say this too shall pass and the friendship went on from there.
There have been a couple more who have been shorter lived and some swaps that have turned out great and some friends I have turned on to SCS And many cards from the gallery we have passed back and forth thru email for inspiration (or at least admiration "here is the card somebody else made but *I* thought of you)
so um what was the question?
Oh yeah post. ask questions. use your pm, comment in the gallery , join a swap, and play nice.
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Taking Your Advice
Originally Posted by tenmonkey
I have a hard time striking up conversations with people that I don't know. I feel like I come off like an idiot(probably do because I ramble do to being nervous and scared). I would love to get to know you guys and have friendships! [/COLOR]
This how I feel too. Sometimes I feel like a dope, but I keep trying. I hope to make some more friends who have the same interests as me. Since my sisters really don't.
I just added my name to my signature... trying to take your EXCELLENT advice. Thanks to everyone who added comments to this original post.
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Jami, excellent advice, i'm fairly new to this site and love love love it! I found out not to long ago about posting, what a great thing! I found out by accident, is there somewhere on this site that explains about posting, threads ect? I'm still not sure what everything is & means. You are right this is an awesome community and feel very blessed to be a part of it. Can't wait to learn more about how everything works! Have a great day!
Thanks for the reminder to treat others as we want to be treated. I'm new to SplitCoast... so I was totally surprized how quickly my first card was viewed and I really appreciated the encouraging comments... so I need to do the same for others.... especially the ones posting their first cards.
Thanks for all the good advice Jami! I signed up at SCS as a member a year ago but just recently I've started posting a little more and am beginning to feel "integrated." I'm so excited for all the friends out there waiting to be made! Splitcoast Ladies are the BEST!!!
Wow! There is so much good advice here. I do feel a little overwhelmed, though. There is so much to learn, and I am afraid that I am just too "new" at so much of this that it is a bit much to try to take it all in. Guess it just takes time. I feel as if the more I learn, the more I find I have yet to learn. (Kind of like stamps- the more I get, the more I want! The wish list only gets longer, no matter how much I spend each month) ) I kind of want to start a gallery, but only have a few things I could put up there. Can't begin to compare with the beautiful cards posted here! I admit, I am a bit nervous to put my own up. And I did sign up to join the RAK group, but have not heard back yet. Anyone know how long it takes? And can you tell me some details about it? I really couldn't find much info, although it was suggested to me that I join and I do think I will like it, I just am curious to know a bit more.
Yes, this is an awesome site and I have already had contact with several wonderful people. I just hope that in time I can be as helpful to others as they have already been to me!
Wow, this thread was started in April 2005 and I'm just now seeing it...hmmm, where have I been? LOL. All great advice points and a reminder where I have not been...commenting on others. Thanks for the reminder. I'll get busy.
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Too funny! Here's my story:
Tricia (triciastampinVA) and I joined a couple of the same swaps a while back and began to notice each other...stalker We also both live in VA so that was cool too. Anyhow, we PMed each other and I enjoy seeing her face around here, familiarity KWIM??
So the funny part is that I saw on the main forum board that she had posted to someone's thread and thought..."hey, there's Tricia, long time no see". I followed the link in her sig line and found this thread
Thanks Jami for posting this and Tricia for bringing it back to the surface for me
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Hi! I am very new here and still learning so please be patient with me. I love to stamp and could spend all my spare time doing so. I hope to meet lots of friends here that love stampin as much as I.
It's Exciting to be here!