Originally Posted by thebenjies
I'd recommend lurking for a bit in some of the other forums. What clothcrazymom said is true- I didn't really know 'the rules' and the community when I came here, and started in Diapering. I had never even heard of AP. A friend got me a subscription to Mothering magazine but I didn't exactly catch on to the AP part til I got here...I was more interested in the natural/environmental/health type aspect to begin with.
And if you are more mainstream and post something mainstream, you are apt to get flamed sometimes. Understand that this is a *very* special and unique community of mamas (and papas).
Make sure you let people know that you're new to AP - that helps!