Well, we have reached 100 posts!! It’s hard to believe this site was created just last September. We have grown and changed a lot in that time. For instance, we have launched our new meetup group! If you haven’t joined yet, please do. We have 18 members so far and some fun activities planned. If you are concerned about paying the $5 dues, you are welcome to join and check it out for a while before paying. I only request that payment to cover the money I have spent on Meetup membership. I think it is well worth it. I keep discovering new features of Meetup; it’s a great tool.
GAP Needs You!!
I hear from GAP fans constantly as I am out and about and it is always so nice to hear how much parents appreciate the site. I always hoped for a resource such as this, so I’m glad I was able to provide it for our area’s parents.
Unfortunately, if I don’t get a lot of good extra hands soon, GAP may disappear. I started off with a couple of consistent writers, but lost them due to other commitments, which I completely understand. I am so grateful to Angela, who is wonderful at keeping the calendar updated. If it wasn’t for her, there would probably be no events listed. And Maria is a great contributing writer, along with a couple others who write occassionally.
But, I am still doing the bulk of the work myself and my kids are at an age right now that prevents me from being able to sit down at the computer AT ALL when they are around and not asleep.
So, if you don’t want to lose GAP, please, please consider volunteering some of your time. No, it’s not paid, but it’s fun and your work will always be here to reference for people. I have found that working on a site such as this often leads to other opportunities that you wouldn’t expect. It’s well worth it.
You don’t have to be a writer to help out. Here are just a few ways you could help:
Write posts, of course (for those writers out there)
Edit others’ writing
Take pictures for posts
Be in charge of the weekly garage sale lists (which we haven’t done in a while)
Respond to emails sent to us through the site
Be an event organizer for our Meetup group
Help with advertising
Talk to local businesses about advertising on the site
Compile lists of information (classes in the area, etc.)
These are just a few of the ways you could help. It doesn’t have to take a lot of time and you don’t have to have any special skills. I know we are all busy parents (believe me, I know), but we have to work together now if we want to keep this great resource around!
Please comment below or click on the “contact us” link at the top of this page to send me an email if you are interested in helping!
Thank you for your support!