I wonder what people think of writing organizations like SFWA, HWA, RWA, etc.?
Joining one hadn't even crossed my mind until recently, and even then I hesitated to apply because these organizations tend to be more for traditionally published authors. They are only now beginning to accommodate self-published authors and web fiction is a step beyond that, but I figure that if you want your voice heard it's probably better to do so from the inside. (There's also the whole prestige thing, and maybe connections to be made, though my networking skills are poor.)
Anyways, I was just wondering if people had thoughts on the matter since I don't think it's come up recently as a topic.