Even though I was only with the AM-Blog group only one season I still feel a connection to many who visited there and I am still hopeful the crossover will continue. The losing of the "Intimacy " seems to be one of the main concerns.
Now, I am not one to understand the workings of computers and still struggle with my VCR. That said, I have a suggestion on the intimacy issue. My mother belongs to a assisted living community. Very large, many residents.In order to create intimacy they have divided (mostly for meals only) certain sections into what they call "Neighborhoods" and instead of one large eating situation there are several small dining rooms, one for each neighborhood.
I know many have worked hard to create ONE main area where us managers can visit and share ideas,
And this is a very unpolished idea.
I am sure all who created this blog had their own following prior to NMA.Maybe a Nik's neighborhood, or a Neal's and a Jeremy's would bring that intimacy back for some and each poster could find his or hers group that they feel most comfortable with for weekly discussions. All discussions would be open to all on NMA . I know what most are thinking. That is what chat roll is for, but even in a large city there are still communities, part of the whole but having more "intimacy".
Personally, I really like NMA and would not change a thing and would love to be part of it as it grows. Maybe others need..more?