Warning: It's a bit of an editorial today, but
it's important so please read it through!
First things first...to those of you who have come to
rely heavily on the What's New Page for your daily dose of [PL], sorry
you've been coming up empty this month! Don't worry - it's not going away,
and things will get back to normal! I do appreciate all of the emails
expressing concern and curiosity. As I've said before, never hesitate to
email me if you notice a sudden lack of info, or have difficulty accessing
the site. That's the best way I'll know if there is a problem that I may
be unaware of.
However...as also has always been said here...
Best of the Boards is a website for all consultants...BY
all consultants...not just by me! Even though I have known that all along
(LOL...since I keep saying it!), I don't think it truly hit me how much
this has become true until this morning as I replied to one particular
Just because there's nothing new on What's New,
certainly doesn't mean there's nothing new on the website! The message
board here has flourished this month with many new ideas,
completely without any help from me! You all stepped in, perhaps without
realizing it, and filled my shoes this month very nicely, and for that I
Another source of "New" material: The
If you think you've read every page on Best of the
Boards in the last 15 months (there are over 300 NOT including
the Directory pages), then I applaud you. I'll bet you've missed
some....and even if you didn't miss them, I'll bet you don't remember them
all! Take another look from a different direction than the normal
navigation of the basic pages, and you will discover ideas you knew you
had seen somewhere, but forgot they came from this site!
Another "real time" source for great ideas and
inspiration, the Onelist email lists. If you are not already a member of
one or more of the primary candle lists, pop on over to Business Links; Online
Resources to see how to join. The messages come directly to your
email box, and the communities are strong and healthy. Several of the
lists are moderated by Teddi Kella
and Hank Downs, names you
should recognize as positive contributors to many pages here on Best of
And last but certainly not least;
There is another great resource website that was created
in the past several months, Christy's
Corner. When Christy first emailed me many months ago to be added
to Best of the Boards Business Links, I think I offended her without
meaning to. My practice always has been and remains, to NOT post
links to consultant pages here on the site. The reasons for this include
the fact that there are consultants out here in internet-land that are not
practicing good business ethics, and are creating a bad online presence
for those of us who are simply providing a resource.
Corner is not a sponsoring consultant site, or a candle business
site. It's another similar resource site with a different look - lots of
great graphics, colorful, and very well put together. I applaud Christy
for sticking with it, and would recommend everyone taking a look if you
are not familiar with the site. Christy - great job!
In closing, I was prepared to get a little defensive
this morning, and as I started, realized that you all have done exactly as
I have asked you to do - you've helped to keep the site New and exciting
when it needed to be, just through different avenues! Keep using the
message boards, the chats, and the other resources available to you, and
continue to use Best of the Boards as your Total Business Resource -
easily accessible, fast loading, and always there - after all, your
leaders do need to sleep once in a while!
your BoB webmaster
And the winner is...check it out on the Challenge
Sorry for the delay in the drawing - I was absolutely
wiped out by that drive home from Washington and of course the overload of
excitement from conference! Congratulations to everyone who participated
in the Challenge!
My thanks to Janice
Kemp who has emailed me conference photos taken with her
digital camera! Too bad I didn't meet Janice at the Fling - would have
loved to have had pictures taken there! Oh well, if you'd like to relive
some of the highlights of Conference 1999, check out the American
Dream Memories Page!