I'm going to bite the bullet and say that I voted on 'too many clubs'. I definitely feel overwhelmed, and while many of the clubs are interesting and appeal to me, I don't have as much initiative to participate as I once did. Perhaps it is not the number of clubs I have issue with, but the way they are conducted.
It annoys me that I always seem to make it to the meetings just a moment too late--I don't get home from work in time, and I work normal business hours! That leaves a bad taste in my mouth and kind of ruins the idea of clubs for me altogether. It would be nice if there were threads that I could follow and be a part of that weren't based on 'meetings'. Part of why I like online forums in the first place is because I can read them on my own time. :\
The rare holiday party? Awesome! The only
option I have to participate? Nah, I'll have to pass.
Meetings can be fun, I know they can. For example, I used to enjoy the Naked Readers Club immensely, but I now feel like the discussions are hardly about the books or topics at hand, are dominated with 'hi/bye/congrats on yr GC' posts and the bigger they get, the harder they are to keep up with. I find it to be a true shame that the 'hello everyone!' posts can so easily drown out and divert the honest and passionate post another member may have made just moments beforehand.
20 people talking at once is hard enough to keep up with when its verbal; it just becomes a headache when its threaded. That type of discussion seems best for chatrooms--particularl y when members' post contributions consist of 10 words or less. In this way, the twitter parties ROCKED.
This is only my initial reaction to the request for feedback; I'm not actually an ogre. Diatribe over and out!