My last Area Rep related trip was down to Glamis the week before that though, where I presented a slide show about my work as Rep, hopefully enlightening the members as to what goes on behind the scenes. Most of them stayed awake until the end, when the evening was rounded off with a short video related to the slideshow, but with some groovy music that got the old toes a-tapping, and photographs from my travels last summer. Thanks all for your very encouraging feedback, and welcome to all those new bloggers who, I hope, will now be checking in on a regular basis.
Talking of that, it's a funny old thing this blogging, although I suppose it's no different from writing in a magazine really. Whichever medium one uses, one can never be sure who, if anybody, actually reads it. That's what I like about this place, some kind people, from time to time, leave messages for me. It's great to know that at least those half a dozen people read it and take the time to digest the posts and think of something witty or relevant to say. Call me greedy, but I want more readers like that!
Cue some instructions on how to leave a comment....
Right, you're here, on GBC's world famous Blog. You like / don't like what you read, so you think, I know, I'll leave a comment and put the lass right on a few things. Fairy nuff.
So to encourage more of the commenting kind of behaviour, Mrs BC has suggested another NEW feature - don't worry, Graham B will still be doing his Top Tips through the rest of the winter, but come the summer, I'd like more of you to participate. I agree with Mrs BC that we really do need to hear from more of you. Let's be having a story or two please - it can be about anything to do with bikes. Your first bike, your worst bike, your best bike, your mates bike, your fav biking adventure, best road, worst biking holiday, best or worst show or rally you've been to. I don't know, just write a wee story for the blog, it doesn't need to be a literary masterpiece - imagine you're down the pub wowing everyone with your story telling ability. At the end of the year, we'll run a vote and the readers can decide who deserves the, as yet, non existant award, for the most entertaining story. Send 'em in as and when, no deadlines as such. Great, looking forward to reading them already.
Simples, as they say ;-)
- Scroll down to the bottom of the post you would like to comment on.
- Click on the bit that says "0 comments" (although that "0" might be any other number).
- A page will open up, entitled "Post a Comment On: Gorgeous Biker Chick".
- On the left will be any previous comments, and on the right, a box entitled "Leave Your Comment".
- Write your comment. Criticism can be taken (just) but please keep it clean or it will be deleted.
- Then you need to choose your identity.
- If you have a Google Account, then you can sign into that, and your comment will be signed with your Google ID.
- If you don't, just click on the little circle to the left of the word Anonymous but remember to sign your name in the actual comment box, or I won't be able to tell one Anon from the others.
- Then click on PUBLISH COMMENT in the orange box.
- I don't think there are any word or letter verification hoops to jump through, but if a screen appears asking you to type in the words / letters / numbers that are in a box, just type it in exactly as it is.
- Your comment will then be directed to my 'dashboard' and I will delete any spam or abuse and publish all the rest.
***NEWS FLASH*** Just to let you know, we've got about a dozen brilliant pre1930 bikes for you to try at the FIRST EVER VMCC SCOTTISH TRAINING DAY on Sunday May 23rd, so if you want a go, give Allen House a ring and book your place. NOW. They'll all be at Alford museum for you; Triumph, Sunbeam, Panther, Rudge, AJS, Ariel, BSA, Scott, maybe even a Powerplus too... Places are limited so get cracking.
Oh, talking of stories, just found another interesting blog to add to my list - give SFB a visit over at http://www.kittensandmotorcycles.blogspot.com/ and find out about her Tribsa and BSA projects.
And another ***NEWS FLASH***
Scottish Autojumble goers take note! This year after 15 glorious years of the Great Spring Autojumble and Spares Auction being held at Perth, the Venue moves to FORFAR on Sunday the 18th of April 2010. Due to the closure of Perth Agricultural Centre the Central Scottish Section of the VMCC have been fortunate enough to find a new venue at the Auction Mart in Market St., Forfar. Lawrie & Symington have had the vision to build this whacking great exhibition hall , loads of parking, catering on site, outside and inside stalls, entry and stall charges as before. More info call 07925535403 or firstname.lastname@example.org