#RRBC’s 1st Day of the BETHANY TURNER “PAY IT FORWARD” WEEK!

…and guess who I’m promoting today, BETHANY TURNER herself!!!!

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 For those of you who aren’t familiar with Rave Reviews Book Club or RRBC, simply click to get more information on “THE” absolute-hands down-best ever-book-club in the world!  Yes, that would be us! We are continually creating more and more great programs to Profile, Promote and Propel our member-authors, and this one is no different.  So, sit back, relax (keep your feet off my furniture, because it’s not that kind of house) feet_on_table, and let me tell you a little about how this program came to be!

One day, while going thru my massive stack of email, I notice one from a member, Bethany Turner.  (I remember the email being so kind, so sweet and so very thoughtful).  Bethany explained to me how she had been enjoying the support that she was receiving from her fellow Rave Reviews Book Club members, and how she wanted to give back, or as she put it, “pay it forward.”  She went on to share that she wasn’t good at promoting herself, but she sure as heck enjoyed promoting others.  She said she’d planned a full week of selfless support for others, giving up on all self-promotion during that time.  The reason for her email to me?  Well, I was being invited to serve as one of her chosen few to be promoted during that special week!  Each day, she would put a different member up on her blog and promote the heck out of them for the entire day.

I was so moved, and so humbled by her attitude of caring and giving, that it got me to thinking:  I’d like RRBC to do something like that, but on a much larger scale (I mean, our membership is over 500, you know!)  

Not wanting to “steal” someone’s idea, (although I’d heard of “paying it forward” in lots of different arenas before), I reached out to Bethany, explained to her how I wanted to implement this program within our club, and asked if she wouldn’t mind if we used her idea.  Of course, Bethany Turner being Bethany Turner, had no problem “giving” us her blessing to go ahead with this project.

I, once again, so moved by her generosity and kind heart, went a step further with Bethany.  I informed her that we also wanted to name the program in her honor!  Do I really need to tell you how pleased and moved she was?  I didn’t hear it, I didn’t see it, I didn’t even feel it, but I’m sure this was her reaction on the other side of my email….

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So, all of that brings me to today.  Today is the first day of RRBC’s BT “PAY IT FORWARD” WEEK!  There are approximately 50 members participating in this awesome event, so if you see someone relentlessly promoting someone else, they’re probably an awesome RRBC member and they are also probably participating in our “PAY IT FORWARD” WEEK.

I was assigned to promote Bethany todaybut since this special lady is already serving in the RRBC “Spotlight” this week, I’m just going to direct you to her page.  While you’re there, please, leave her a comment (especially thanking her for this great idea), LIKE her page before you leave, and definitely share it on Twitter, Facebook and all of your other social media forums!  She is one who continually supports others, so, why not help me out today, by supporting her.

While you’re visiting her in the “Spotlight,” please don’t forget to pick up a copy of one of her FABULOUS books… (Oh, did I forget to mention that Bethany’s an awesome writer?  Well, she is!)

Yes, it’s Bethany’s day in my world this Tuesday.  You won’t find me promoting myself today, as I’m committed to getting the word out about this fantastic human being, and this awesome program which she has inspired!!!  (If you’d like to visit the blogs of some of the other members participating in this awesome week, click here and find out who, and how they’re promoting!)

CONGRATULATIONS, BETHANY!

My support of you today is going to blow your mind!!!!!!

*Join me here again tomorrow, as I’m promoting another wonderful member of the Rave Reviews Book Club, during this wonderful BT “PAY IT FORWARD” Week!

*If you haven’t joined RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB yet, this is what I’d like to know:  What’s taking you so long?????

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18 Comments

  1. PIF is certainly off to a great start in a brilliant place – 2 inspirational ladies showing the world how wonderful indie authors are! More power to you both Bethany and Nonnie! ❤ 😀 ❤

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  2. Joy, I would expect that beautiful comment to come from you. It’s why I love you so! Thank you, my dear!

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  3. Great post Nonnie and Congratulations Bethany. You got the best promoting you today. Have fun!

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  4. Lovely post! I hope you have a fun day, Bethany!

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    • Hi, Mims! I’m aiming to ensure that she never forgets THIS day! Thanks for stopping by, my love!

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  5. Great post Nonnie.

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  6. Nonnie, how did you get that picture? Do you have cameras hidden in my house?? 😉 Seriously, that’s pretty much how I looked, I’m sure! Ha ha! Thank you so much for all of the kind words here today. all you do to support ALL of us in RRBC, and for being my personal cheerleader today for the first day of PIF Week! I would love to say more, but I have to run and do some paying it forward of my own!!

    Thanks again. So much!

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    • Beth, do you think anyone’s jealous that I was the one honored to kick off this great program with you as my first PIF? I mean, how awesome is it to get to promote the person who the program has taken it’s namesake from? Yayyyyyy, I’m so lucky!!! Don’t worry, guys…some of you will get your chance at her later in the week!

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  7. Shirley Harris-Slaughter

    What a surprise to learn this about you Bethany Turner. You are a welcome edition to the RRBC family. Congratulations on a brilliant and fun idea and have a wonderful day all day.

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    • Shirley, thanks for stopping by to help me support this awesome member, BETHANY TURNER!

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  8. harmonykent

    This is a beautiful post, Nonnie. I’m echoing Bruce on his comments 🙂
    Bethany, congratulations on being in the Spotlight, joining the governing board, and for being chosen for Nonnie’s 1st Bethany Turner Pay it Forward post! Way to go! 🙂

    Leaving love for two lovely ladies!

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    • Harmz, you my dear, would be another who would make Kathryn C. Treat beam with pride. You’re always, all over the place, supporting everywhere and everyone you can! Thanks, my love!

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  9. Such a cool idea and lovely to see such support among authors.

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    • Jennifer, yes it is awesome to see the support, but even grander to FEEL the energy that’s floating around the halls of RRBC today! Have you joined us yet? Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. Nonnie, your post reminds me of another woman who, about a year and half ago, had this wild idea to start a unique book club based on supporting others! Wonder how that’s going?

    Congratulations, Bethany, on the SPOTLIGHT, and on being the inspiration for RRBC’s BETHANY TURNER PAY IT FORWARD WEEK!

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    • Well, Bruce…I keep being warned that there are all these copycats out there trying to mimic what we’ve created here, and since they say that imitation is the highest form of flattery, I’d say it’s going PRETTY DARNED WELL! Wouldn’t you? LOL

      Thanks for stopping by, my friend!

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