I like to be in-the-know about what's going on with my fellow HRS authors: when they self-pub, when they have a new HRS coming out, where they are blog touring, and generally anything else. Mainly because I want to support them and their ventures.
I think the coolest thing I've heard recently is that HRS added another author to the team!
Welcome Melissa Cutler!
I can't offer much advice, as I'm new as well, but I'm thrilled for her. I know she's on Cloud 9!