I've joined three new writing groups and have made a lot of new contacts. Two of the groups I'd been a member for a couple of weeks before I worked up the nerve to write a introductory post. Don't know what I was afraid of because the worst that could have happened was *crickets.* Not good, but not fatal either.
However, that was not the case when I joined any of the groups. All of the writers were extremely welcoming, and I've even accepted invitations to do a guest blogs when my short short comes out. The invitations are extremely gracious, I hope I don't disappoint. Now I'll have to get my own blog up to speed so that I can reciprocate. But that's a few weeks away. I've probably already bitten off more than I can chew with the guest blogs in addition to the short stories I need to finish editing and writing. So, yes, things are still busy, but I'm slowly making progress.