Things have changed since last year. I’m no longer just a wide-eyed little bee in a swarm of buzzing buddies — oh no! I took over the club in May this year after the previous “Queen” left to spend more time with her family and have been having tons of fun ever since. Don’t get me wrong, running the hive is a lot more work than I ever thought it was and I feel guilty for thinking to myself “huh, what’s the hold up!” every time there was a delay back when I was a humble bumble, but it’s been interesting to use my own experience of the club over the years to make little changes that I think are, ultimately, for the better.
Not only have I been fiddling with the coding both up front and for the backend, but I’ve also been trying to encourage people to join who have dismissed the club previously. I think the key point is getting rid of stereotypes and by having the likes of Amelie join us, that is the proof of the pudding so to speak. Of all the people I spoke to she definitely had a few ideas about the place that weren’t necessarily true and getting her to join AND enjoy herself has been a big achievement.
It’s not all about administration and bribing people to join though. There’s a lot of fun stuff that goes on behind the scenes and even with my complete lack of skill in anything graphics-related I often manage to take part and feel quite proud of myself. It’s been both a learning experience (in terms of pixelling) and a great way to make online friends, for which I will always be grateful.
I really enjoy being a part of the quilting bee, and I really enjoy running it. To show you how much fun it can be, I’m going to edit this post tomorrow morning and link to as many member’s q*bee blog entries as possible so you can see that it’s not just my bias talking here. I hope that you give some of those entries a read, and perhaps checking us out. We are the first & original pixel trading club after all!