View Full Version : Starting a supper club
08-30-2004, 09:07 AM
Do any of you have tips on starting a successful supper club? I start new posts in the appropriate regions, but I seem to get a lot of views and not any replies. Is it all just luck or could I be missing something?
:confused: , Laura
08-30-2004, 09:38 AM
This is a good question. I think it's partly luck. Most people don't know or think about supper clubs until they see the annual article that CL does. Then the supper club boards hum for a few weeks. But most of the year they're pretty dead.
My suggestion (and this is what I would do if I were looking for a group) would be to do a search on the specific city you're in and look at all the past, old threads that come up. I would then email any/all of those people directly and ask if they have a group going that you could join, or if they're still interested in starting one up if they never got one started before. I highly doubt people continually check their old threads to look for any new postings once the initial few weeks of big interest have passed. So posting to an old thread won't do you much good in all likelihood either.
Even if you only get one or two interested parties to your own post, you can also get a group together with people you know (in addition to the one or two you might find here on the board) - ask around at work or among your neighbors. All you need is one or two people that you know, then those people can also look for another member among their own friends/neighbors, and before you know it, you'll have 4, 5 or 6 people to get you started.
But capitalize on the timing right now, with that supper club article still fresh for most people. Go back to your post every day and reply to your own post - write in the word "bump", and that will put your message back at the top. A lot of people who don't come here often won't necessarily know to look for threads that have dropped off (the default setting for the board is either 2 or 5 days I think?) meaning that the screen will show only postings that have occurred in the last two days (or 5 days if that's the default). If it's day three, your post won't show anymore, unless you "bump" it up. So go bump it every single day to make sure it always stays at the top for any new people to see.
GOOD LUCK!!! It's really, really worth the effort to get a group together, so don't get discouraged and don't give up!! :D
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