What Does a Good #RRBC Member Look Like?


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(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, Harmony Kent, 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!

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40 responses

  1. I love the pug dog’s face, and I have a pug that looks like this at times! Even more that the pug, I love the way you describe the AMAZING member in #RRBC! I wish this description fit every member of our wonderful club!

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  2. Reblogged this on Room With Books and commented:
    And if you have any doubt, I love ALL THINGS #RRBC!

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  3. Loved the post! Love RRBC! What can I say except that I’m still as highly jazzed about our club and its members as when I joined. Our club ROCKS! 🙂

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    1. YOU rock, Mae Clair. I see you everywhere I go and you always have a smile to offer! Thank you for supporting #RRBC!

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      1. Aww, thanks for that Patricia. And those thoughts are returned in kind 🙂

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  4. Great post & shout out to those that do so much for the club.

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    1. And a shout out to you, Mar, for always being willing to go the extra mile for Nonnie and #RRBC. You two are the glue that holds us all in place! Thank you!

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      1. Thanks so much, Patricia!! 🙂

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  5. peggyhattendorfcom | Reply

    This was a wonderful blog, Nonnie have shared and retweeted. It serves as excellent reminders for existing members and a great roadmap for those new to the Club. Thank you.

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    1. I agree, it serves both new and existing members well, doesn’t it, Peggy! Thank you for all your efforts for #RRBC!

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  6. reanolanmartin | Reply

    great blog! and I’ll confirm that there are so many activities it’s head-spinning. I can’t possibly keep up with it all on my current schedule, but I do my best. kudos to all the members who help RRBC thrive, especially nonnie. xo

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    1. If anyone in the club claims to have nothing to do, they just aren’t trying to get involved! Thank you, Rea, for doing the things you do to support #RRBC!

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  7. harmonykentonline | Reply

    Another lovely post, Nonnie! And thank you for the mention. For me, RRBC is so much more than a book club, and many of its members have become family. Gotta say, if I look like the pug just now, that’s an improvement, lols!! I feel so blessed to have come across the club in its early days and to have had all this time being part of it 🙂

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    1. You have given so much of yourself, Harmony, and it shows in the relationships you’ve formed at #RRBC! Thank you for all you’ve done to help Nonnie build us up!

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  8. Great photo & summary. My advice – be involved, get to know the other authors and their books. Soon RRBC is more than a book club it’s a family.

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    1. Thanks, Wendy! And thank you for being a supportive part of our family at #RRBC!

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  9. My gosh…I can squeeze the little pup! And it’s National Puppy Day…I just discovered that today. Lol.
    Fantastic post, Nonnie, as always. I honestly can’t imagine not being a member of this amazing family. We have formed strong, supportive friendships that I hold dear. A huge thank you, Nonnie, for all you do! And ((((hugs))). Yup, I’m a fan of hugs. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Natalie, for all the support you give to #RRBC! Here is a big {{{{{HUG}}}}} coming back your way! I’m glad to know today is National Puppy Day. Makes it warm and fuzzy! 🙂

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  10. Well said, Nonnie! I had to laugh at John Howell’s comment about the squat and knees. 🙂

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    1. I helped John H. get up from his squat! People like you, Jan, are what makes #RRBC such a fun and warm place to hang out! I’ve even learned a thing or two in the process! 😉

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  11. I love supporting all the members that I can with being on the TST team, RT’ing via #RRBC hash tag, buying and reviewing members’ book and leaving said review at Amazon along with blogging said review. I also tweet all the reviews daily. I met so many with the Back To School Blog Train and the Book Trailer Train. I have made many friends. Thank you.

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    1. It is such a wonderful testament to how this club works to hear you say that! We are not just a book club, we are friends, and family! Thank you!

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  12. I copped a squat and now I can’t get up. (The knees go first) Excellent post, Nonnie. I am continually amazed at those who say, “I never know what is going on.” You have to make the time to find out which is the best point you made.

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    1. Here, John H, let me give you a hand up! That’s what makes #RRBC such an incredible club! We’re always helping each other out. Don’t believe me? Look at the wonderful network of support people like John H. has helped to build!

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      1. thank you Patricia. 🙂

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  13. RRBC and those within our family are the most supportive and caring people it has ever been my pleasure to meet. Color me happy, and proud to be a member.

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    1. You are colored happy and proud, Soooz! We care because you care about #RRBC!

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  14. LOL I am sure after writing our book, and pulling our hair out with all the editing, then coping with trying to get people to buy, we do all look a little like this. LOL..

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    1. Some of us more than others, I’m certain!

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  15. I love the puppy! Great post, Nonnie. #RRBC Surely is an amazing group of people, all helping each other.

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    1. Cute pug! Isn’t #RRBC a wonderful family to belong to, Rhani!

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  16. I love knowing RRBC ‘has my back’ will pick me up when I fall and cheer me on as I do my very best to be a small help to this huge, awesome book club.

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    1. The amazing thing about #RRBC is that it gives you what you give to #RRBC! Amazing!

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  17. Tell them, Nonnie! Sometimes, we have to remind those sitting back, and waiting to be served, what this is all about. You are in order!

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    1. Doesn’t she tell it like it is, Joy! I love it!

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  18. I love the little pug and the story built around it! RRBC is extraordinary, and the members who have accompanied you, Nonnie, from its inception – well they are amazing examples of professionalism. I am so blessed to have found this wonderful community.

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    1. This is an incredible piece by our founding mother, Nonnie Jules, who exemplifies professionalism. She surrounds herself with the same and, yes Gwen, we are all blessed to be part of #RRBC!

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  19. Shirley Harris-Slaughter | Reply

    What a cute little face. I’m going to bookmark this post so I can absorb your words more fully. lol

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    1. Isn’t the pug dog so cute! These words should become the words we all live by!

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