how to start a club

littlefreelibraryWe love the Little Free Library movement where neighbors put up wooden boxes full of paper books to share.

Now here’s another grassroots possibility—cell phone book clubs that you could start for your public library, school, neighborhood, workplace, traditional book club, place of worship, sports team or other purposes.

What’s a cell phone book club, minus any extras?

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Cell phone book clubs need not exist just in person. They can also live online, and a good first step is to start a blog like this one—with information about your club and its activities, written and video reviews of books, YouTubes of local authors’ appearances, reading and writing advice, family literacy information, cell phone tips, other technical facts, you name it. is an excellent blogging service to sign up for, since even the free version offers many features. But how to post items to the your new blog there? You could just go to the site, tell it you’re adding a fresh post, then fill in the rectangle that pops up. But for long posts or those with images, you can save time by using a separate Web editor on your computer.

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