So far, it's been fantastic. The workload for administering the street team has been divided, and the reach of us, our books and our members has increased many fold. The street team itself is fantastic, as they read and review our books, spread the word and are also a lot of fun. There are some extremely fun conversations that go on in our private group, let me tell you!
Aside from that side of things, though, it's been fantastic having a group of like-minded women just at the other end of an email. Of course, they were always at the other end of an email, but now we have this official group, it's made us more, well, official. We don't just talk about books and the street team, but we exchange ideas - writing related and not - life news, rants, good news, bad news... the list goes on. It's a support team that totally gets it. Yes, our personal lives are different, but we all have the same struggles writing-wise that only fellow writers truly understand.
So, as we draw closer to the anniversary of The Brit Babes Street Team, I want to say what a brilliant experience it's been for me, one I've appreciated in so many different ways. Here's to many more years, ladies.
For any writers out there who have been toying with the idea of a Street Team but are worried about going it alone, I'd definitely recommend getting together a group of other writers in your genre that you trust and having a group street team. It's benefited us in so many ways.
The Brit Babes are: Lucy Felthouse, K D Grace, Kay Jaybee, Victoria Blisse, Lexie Bay, Lily Harlem, Emmy Ellis and Tabitha Rayne.
See you next month!