Episode #59 – A Million Hits for Verla Kay

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In this episode of Brain Burps About Books you’ll hear …
… and in the interview with Verla, you’ll hear about how she gets upwards of a million hits per month and


  • how she created her enormously popular chatboard
  • the site that supplies the code for her chatboard (which she referred to as simplemachines.com but it’s .org and you can find it here)
  • how Verla keeps her board up-to-date
  • how she administers the board
  • why she created it
  • flamers and other meanies
  • why she doesn’t allow politics and religion
  • her secret sections (shhh)
  • her charm bracelet with charms symbolizing her books
  • why I think Verla should monetize her site
  • she should use Hotchalk.com
  • yet another reference to Cliff Ravenscraft because a fan sent him a check for $12,000 as a tip
  • how Verla keeps it safe for kids
  • how creatives feel like outsiders as kids (repeating what E.B. Lewis said in last week’s episode!)

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