So Few and Far Between?

Sometimes I wonder where HSPs “hide.”

Even though our group has been “in business” since March of 2004, we still tend to linger in the area of just a dozen members, at any given time. That’s not very many, given that we cover a six-state area. OK, so they are pretty thinly populated states… but even so.

Many years ago, I lived in Texas. It’s a big place. A really, really BIG place. Back then, I was part of an HSP group, there. Granted, the idea of “HSP Awareness” was in its infancy back then… but we struggled to keep 4-5 people showing up for our events… in a state with 26 million people. It used to bother me that there was an HSP group in Berkeley, CA that regularly would attract 20 people their events. One mid-sized city attracted 5 TIMES more people than our entire state.

Maybe it adds veracity to the theory that some places are “more sensitive” than others.

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The HSP Group Website is Up and Running!

After a number of delays, the North Central States HSP Group now has its own web site!

As of earlier today, our informational site went “live” and hopefully will be useful to HS people in our region looking for a place to connect with other HSPs.

I encourage current group members to share links to the site with their HSP friends.

You can find the site here: North Central States HSP Group

For those visiting here for the first time, the North Central States HSP Group is a local and regional discussion group and “contact point” for the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) living in Iowa, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming.

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Happy New Year!

First, I’d like to wish a very Happy New Year to our group members and visitors alike! I hope 2011 is a great year for you.

There’s an old saying that “The road to Hell is paved with good intentions,” and it also strikes me that it’s paved with broken New Year’s Resolutions.

Last June, I set about an effort to make the North Central States HSP Group more “visible” on the web, in hopes of generating membership, and thus stimulating HSP discussions and peer support here in our region. Unfortunately, a series of personal circumstances has prevented me from spending the time on this project I originally intended to. I won’t go into great detail here, as it is not relevant. Mostly, I just wanted to write this brief post to reiterate that the dream of growing this group lives on.

This month, I must leave for a couple of weeks to deal with the closing of my late father’s estate, overseas. However, when I get back, my calendar should be open enough that I be able to get back to work on our web site, and then to try to attract new members to the group. Hopefully, by February, the changes I announced back in June will be in place!

In the meantime, let’s make 2011 a GREAT year for everyone!

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Coming Along… Slowly

It has been a busy time.

It was my intention to get the group web site up and running in short order, but then “life happened” and things got rather delayed. I have been away on personal business, and it looks like there is more travel in my future… hopefully, I will be able to get the site up and running before the end of the year.

In the meantime, I have been considering ways in which we might be able to add people to the web discussion group. One of the challenges of our region is that people here are so geographically scattered. How do we reach people locally, to be part of this group, regionally? Postings at local libraries? Craigslist? Facebook? Advertising?

These are all things to consider.

In the meantime, I really appreciate your patience!

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Group Web Site Update

Our North Central States HSP Group website is currently in the process of getting a major face lift and update.

We’re going from a somewhat plain and not very attractive “freebie” one-page site, to a much prettier multi-page site, much more in keeping with a group of HSPs. Hopefully the site will be fully up and running within a few days!

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Welcome to the new home of the North Central States HSP Group’s blog!

We are an online discussion group for Highly Sensitive Persons living in the north central region of the US, essentially the states of Iowa, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming.

This blog will be used primarily to post group news and updates. We also have an informational web site, in addition to our home which is an online discussion group (or forum, or message board, or listserv, depending on your preference!) for HSPs.

For more information about us, please visit our “About us” and “About HSPs” pages attached to this blog, where you’ll also find links to our other homes on the web.

Thank you for visiting!

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