I like that idea, but is it really much different from the thread looking for buddy groups? But I do like it, provided my name and just one or two others aren't the only ones on there.
That's the real problem I want to solve. Is to find a way for those who might only have their article read 10 or 15 times a chance for it to get more exposure.
So here's another idea. How about during the mini break, if I contacted the people who don't have much feedback, if they would like to have me link their story to a thread on the board and ask people who have extra time because there is no upcoming articles if they would mind clicking on a few and leaving some feedback.
This might sound a bit harsh, but as someone else pointed out, if you don't have time to "throw a brick," then there's not much you can do to reach people who won't go on the boards. My suggestion was for those who really crave feedback, have made that clear by posting on the boards, but have had little or no response. So I'm not too keen on contacting other people when the board and the threads are available to everyone. They certainly have to have some contact with the board in order to post their article.
revisit all requests
by those who have asked to join a buddy group, just to see if they've found a group. And if not, inform them of the collective Buddy Group, should the idea materialize. Yes, the idea is a bit different than looking for a buddy group, because now, they've found one.
As for the mini break, I use that time to catch up on my other writing projects. Although, believe it or not, I'm doing it each day. However, the break affords more concentrated effort. So count me out on the mini-break idea.
But why not give the collective Buddy Group a trial run, if Deb would agree?