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I'm working in groups tonight....what does that phrase mean to you?

     Well, for me, it means I'll be spending about a half hour in each group.  this is why I can only do a few on any selected night.

     First off, I scan through and see if anything needs my attention.  After that I add a discussion, sometimes two but never more then that.  Yes, it's tempting, if you find a great link, to add a whole bunch, or if you get on a creative kick, and really feel like writing.  But I've discovered you  tend to get more replies if you just do a couple.  

     There are ways around this.  Sometimes the discussions you found can go into another group.  If not, I use my sticky notes app, and record the link, or I just bookmark it for later use.  There seemed to be some confusion with my sticky notes.  No, I'm not putting sticky notes all over my laptop.  lol  It's an app.  Admittedly I do have a note book I use too, a real one with paper and everything;

     Okay, I'm digressing here.  I've scanned the group for problems, and I've written a discussion.  Next, I un-feature, and add different featured discussions.  After that, I go through and try to add a response to a couple of discussions not written by me.  I like to take my time with this one, so I don't have to resort to, 'great post.'  Obviously, it doesn't always work out like that, my mind goes on vacation and that's it.

     the next and last is the comment wall.  I add some pictures, and these days with links, hoping to inspire more discussions. Sometimes I add a favorite video too .

     The one last  thing I've learned in my years here, always, if someone answers your discussion, or someone's, always answer back.  they took the time to read the discussion and add an answer, plus, it helps to promote discussion(thanks Bryan)

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  • Always enjoyable to see whats happening in the groups.

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      this is just how I do it.  Others have their own methods.  Admittedly, sometimes I get stuck saying 'great post,' but I try really hard not to.  I also try not to get too wordy.  I find most people will read a paragraph or two, on a respnse, but beyond that, the interst seems to stop.

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