Hi gang! This whole access thing is a delicate balance - it seems to me that by 'closing the door' to unwanted outsiders, we've also closed off access to people - not group members - who might want to join/support/contribute. At present, there's no real value to anyone except ourselves in the entry route by Googling 'ee by drum'. If that's what people want, ok, but I'm missing being able to say - to people I know and trust -" just Google in 'ee by drum'". Surely our blog can be a vehicle for up-to the minute news and contact info as well as the superb internal thingy it's becoming for us? Do we need a home page? Wd it be too much on Tricia if we were able to join people up as 'spectators' (Acky's word).. and is our current definition of an Ee by drum blogger a group member?
Aki raised the very real danger of sheer volume of blogs and comments blogging us down, but if we had a 'spectators' gallery', people could feed comments/support etc by email to their 'sponsor' i.e. the group member who invited them in, leaving our bulging mailbag for our fabulously creative/knowledgeable selves...Wotchafink gang?