I think that this is a great idea also. In fact, this could be the
beginning of some exiting stuff- Orchid participants coming together
to engage in collective marketing both on the internet and locally.
Who is willing to coordinate/facilitate this? It would help if we
had one person who agrees to serve as a central contact.
I suggest that the best/easiest way to accomplish this would be for
us to all submit our URLs, along with a one-liner blurb describing
our business, to one person who would then compile the links into a
"Links Page" which each of us could edit as appropriate for
incorporation into our websites.
I also think that we should each retain the right to /not /link to a
site if we so choose, without explanation and without hurt feelings.
FWIW, my sitebuilding skills are fairly rudimentary and I have no
experience building newsgroups, etc, but I am willing to step up if
nobody more qualified is willing to take this on.
Dos Manos Jewelry