I've added a chatroom to the blog...finally! I hope this will allow some of my readers interact with each other and share their stories instead of just me blabbing at you about my story. Originally I had wanted to add a forum where conversations could be saved and users wouldn't have to be online at the same time but that's not an option with blogger.com. There are, however, archives kept of anything anyone types in there so I think that may serve the same purpose.
To find the chatroom, just scroll to the bottom of the page. It should appear below the posts. You have to make an account with chatroll.com to use it (sorry!) but it's free . I think the easiest way to use the chat is to make it a pop-out. That way you can stay on there while you surf other websites. To do that, just click on the icon in the bottom right corner that looks like this a box with an arrow coming out of the corner. You can also go to the chatroom page, which takes you to the chatbox in a webpage layout, if that makes sense. To do that, click the icon that looks like a blue circle with a green dot in it. This chatroom web page is also where you can find the chat archives.
Also, on a separate note, if anyone wants to do a "guest post" about their ONS experience, please let me know and we can certainly arrange that.