Our website: Maximizing the benefits
In this day and age, websites are considered an essential communications tool – for businesses, institutions and, especially, social/support groups.
They provide access to current information on the world around us and permit us to truly, objectively gauge our place in the world.
There are two kinds of web sites out there. One type is static, the other dynamic. Static sites do not promote interaction between the members of the organization maintaining the site. Static sites also tend to be updated less often than dynamic sites and, in fact, often contain outdated information which paints an inaccurate picture of the organization and what it is about.
Dynamic sites tend to stay much more current owing to the constant input of new information by the site administrators and constant feedback from site visitors via comments and contributions.
Banner and block ads may also be included on websites. They are mainly revenue producers, but they can serve a useful purpose in cross linking to other, complementary sites that may be of interest to the the members of the organization maintaining the site. Nevertheless, ads must be managed wisely and used sparingly – especially on non-commercial sites – so as not to overwhelm the content. We must never forget why the site was created in the first place!
GF has had a dynamic website from the outset and I intend to keep it dynamic – in every sense – so we can all reap the maximum benefits from it. Your webmistresses will continue to post current news and background articles about the group and about TG/TS issues in general. I invite all GF members, prospective members, family members, friends and allies to communicate with the site managers and each other via this invaluable online resource!