(Well, close…but not exactly.)
I receive so many email messages asking: “Nonnie, what does a good RRBC Member look like? I want to know, because I want to ensure that I’m wearing that look.” Well, the words may not come out exactly that way, but in a gist, that’s what they’re trying to say.
RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB is a book club unlike any other book club you’ve ever seen. We’re different, and where I come from…different is a really good thing. If you’re a new member, you might wonder how we’re different, OR, what separates us from the one million, five hundred thousand, thirty two and a half other book clubs out there. (Whew! Breathe). Since I am the Founder of this club, I am the perfect person to answer that question, but, I’m going a step farther…I’m going to tell you just what an AMAZING RRBC Member looks like. Cop a squat (as they say), and prepare to be enlightened.
An AMAZING RRBC Member…
*…takes the time to engage in the RRBC forums, introducing themselves and meeting as many of his/her fellow members as possible. They want to know who is who, so they’ll know who to throw their extra-special support behind;
*…doesn’t join to see what we can do for him/her. They join to see what they can offer to others;
*…doesn’t come into the club clueless, then take all that we have taught them and run off to try and start their own club to compete against us. No, they take that knowledge that we have given them and they use it to help us grow and grow and grow. You would be shocked at the sheer number of members who didn’t even know how to log onto Twitter, let alone send a tweet before they joined RRBC, but boy, once we got them up to speed, we never even see them anymore (because they’re off doing their own thing…I mean, who wouldn’t, though? We’ve equipped them well!). A perfect example of forgetting the hand that fed you…and, taught you to walk;
*…participates in as many club activities as their little heart can muster! Block parties, contests, blog tours, book club discussions…you name it…they’re there!;
*…ensures that he/she is doing his/her part by remaining compliant within the club. That entails supporting fellow members by reading and reviewing their books;
*…supports his/her fellow members when they are on blog tours, by following along each day, actually taking the time to read their posts, sharing on social media and then, leaving comments. They don’t just leave comments when there are prizes to be given away;
*…takes the time to become familiar with our club calendar, so that they don’t miss out on any of our amazingly fun and supportive events;
*…can be found in the #RRBC #PeanutGallery during our RAVE WAVES BlogTalkRadio shows, sharing their comments and questions for the guests and the hosts;
*…doesn’t just pop up when there is something in it for them specifically…like when their books can be promoted or their blogs can be promoted. Amazing RRBC members, are there all the time;
*…doesn’t only read the WCU (Weekly Club Updates) to ensure that the book promo info that they’ve submitted, is included . They read it all the time because they’re truly interested in what’s going on in our club, as well as being genuinely interested in the good news shared by other members;
*…doesn’t re-tweet only the tweets with their own Twitter handle included. They take the time to seek out their fellow member’s tweets to show their support of them. (This is easily done by searching Twitter for #RRBC or #RaveReviewsBookClub);
*…doesn’t keep their name on our roster just to continue to sell their books;
*…continually helps us to spread the word of RRBC and all that it offers, so that we are always growing. They realize that the greater our membership, the greater the support we give and receive;
*…is fiercely protective of RRBC and all that we stand for, and just might challenge you if you try to smear our good name;
…and lastly, an AMAZING RRBC MEMBER is here for the long haul. The excitement that they felt about our club when they first joined, is the same excitement you will find them with today. Look around, members like Beem Weeks, Joy Nwosu Lo-Bamijoko, Shirley Harris-Slaughter, Peggy Hattendorf, Rhani D’Chae, John Howell, Larry Hyatt, Karen Ingalls, Jan Hawke, Karl Morgan and so many more…these members have been here practically since the very beginning and they are still here, giving and giving and giving. But, don’t be mistaken, their giving continually pays off for them. Don’t believe me? Well, why don’t you ask them. I’m sure they’re somewhere wandering the halls of our AMAZING club!
Remember the crazy-faced dog above who looks so excited? Well, we staunch supporters of RRBC and its members, tend to look like that on occasion, too, as we are so “loopy” for all things RRBC!
So, are you on the fast track to AMAZING within RRBC? I sure hope so because that’s when all those AMAZING doors begin to open up for you!