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Group: All Things ScribeSlice

Where is Everybody?

I know this has been a topic raised before but I notice there seem to be more dropouts.

Why are people leaving? Why has Toney Eugene left?
Why do we not hear from people who have signed on?
Why do we not get feedback anymore like we used to?

Sometimes I feel I am making a fool of myself by persevering with my postings of old fashioned type of stories.
Should I drop out too?


Davide Castel

5th April 2012


No Lucy please don't drop out! I must say I'm rather guilty of those charges, only because I've been working at a new job so it's been rather demanding on my time. I try to give feedback when I can, and I always look to see whats new on ScribeSlice when I get a free moment.

Please don't feel like you're making a fool of yourself because of posting old fashioned kinds of stories, we all appreciate the insight that it takes to write stories such as yours, and I think many times people aren't sure how best to compliment your work or to critique it. The fact is there are so many stories that you can look through that sometimes we miss some stories, without meaning to offend. Hang in there Lucy. I really hope that this lack of feedback for your writing doesn't influence your leaving, you would be sorely missed here on ScribeSlice!


Leoni Carlson

4th April 2012


Since starting ScribeSlice it has been my experience that many like to post their writing, but it's left to a handful of people to comment on each other's stuff. In the past we've discussed all sorts of incentives to try and encourage more commenting, but many of the ideas presented would've turned people off a little.

Don Yarber made the comment that it's probably just the way it is and there's not much that can be done about it.


Harley Bailey

5th April 2012


Thats quite reasonable Harley, Since I'm still fairly new to the group I guess I missed out on a lot of those discussions, so I'm sorry if I suggested things that have already been suggested. I meant well. I do hope though that people will be more inspired to comment, if anything I know there are a few of us that will do us much as we can, and I suppose that's all we can expect.


Leoni Carlson

5th April 2012


I know i've been quiet because of work. I've also been focusing more on my music more than my writing. I also have other sites that i'm part of where i share my work. i try my best to still read and review other people's work but i find i simply do not have the time.


Elizabeth Tan

5th April 2012


Stuff gets in the way, with day time jobs, the workloads and all. Thank God you are even able to squeeze time to write and post. For sometime I haven't even posted anything, let alone write behind the scenes. Sometimes I wonder what is going on, myself. The best thing is to just keep focused.

Lucy, there ain't one old fashioned story that you've written!


Bill O. farmer

5th April 2012


Lucy I've also had a lot of demands lately, I use to have more time at work to read and post but my job promotion has added extra responsibilities. I am on ScribeSlice daily, I just don't have the time to read every work. We go through stages here. Sometimes there is a lot of activity and at other times it slows down. Please be patient with us you are very talented and you would be missed. Harley is right it is left to a handful, that means the handful is very important and if we're patient that handful will grow into two and then a bucketfull and so on and so on.


Deborah Boydston

5th April 2012


Hello to everyone, and I wish I could read everything on my own like everyone but I get to hear everyones writings when my helper comes by and begins reading me from everyones new writings it's so realaxing but at same time it's frustrating because im limited. Everyone here is such a great writer I really enjoy the stories, poems, essays etc.


Richard Z. kruspe

5th April 2012


Toney has left because he has been very busy with school, also he hopes to return when things are more calm for him


Kaitlyne Beaudin

5th April 2012


Lucy, don't leave Scribeslice, because you have given me good advice on my lyric and also you are a good writer.


Raymond lloyd Williams

5th April 2012


Thank you everyone for responding. Now I am feeling really bad! I certainly didn't mean for you all to feel threatened by what I did say, but I was really just curious, as to why people were leaving and why people were not responding. I know that this issue has been raised before.

My summary;

Okay, so there is a 'Life besides ScribeSlice.'
We do need to put our own personal priorities first.
There are those handful of people who make that extra special effort to get involved.
There is an old saying that, 'If you want a job done, give it to a busy person' and
'We cannot find time; We must make the time.'

I am also guilty of not reading everyones work, only the writing that appeals to me.
Limited time does tend to make one pick and choose how to go about reading it all.
So that was never the issue. The issue is why are people dropping out?
Why not let everyone know that they are taking a break instead of deleting their profile?
That gives a conflicting message to members and I personally feel,'let down' and a bit sad.
I too, have a busy life and seem to 'find the time to do what I enjoy' by being here.
However, there is that other side, which suffers, hence my stories 'Twenty-Twelve.'

Now on a more positive note -

Leoni...you are a gem and I love your writing and thanks for writing what you did above.
Harley...sorry to have added extra work to your workload by having to justify.
Elizabeth...Thanks for explaining and keep up your music, so important to the soul.
Bill...Yes, thank God for being around and saying that my writing isn't old-fashioned!
Deborah...I fully understand and please don't feel pressured, just do what you need to.
Richard...I do so appreciate the effort you have made to be here on this site.
Kaitlyne...Thanks for explaining, I just wish he had told us all.
Raymond...Glad I have been of some help to you, me a good writer? hmmm,don't know.

Having said all of that, I would like to wish you all a Happy Easter and look forward to reading more of your works in the future.


Davide Castel

6th April 2012


I try to give people feedback, but I've been pretty busy lately and haven't had time to read much stuff on here.
It's okay, Lucy. When I do have time to look around I've noticed that not much is going on. :)


Samantha Wright

5th April 2012


Hey, don't leave--- I am guilty of being absent now and then for myriad reasons, but I feel very much a part of this community. I read something here everyday and I proudly tell people that I belong to Scribeslice. I haven't kept track of who stays or leaves, but I would not have expected Toney Eugene to leave, he seemed to be a consistent contributor and was very good. Lucy, you have a wonderful style, I don't know if it is old fashioned or not, but it sometimes seems like "comfort food" to me, and that is a good thing! I see how you respond to many of the writers here with good ideas , advice, insight and kindness. I am very happy to have found Scribeslice and plan on staying.


Warren Gates

5th April 2012


@Lucy: Although it would be nice for close friends and good acquaintances to forewarn us if they intend to leave, there are numerous reasons as to why people don't give us a heads up. For some, the outside matters are so strong that there's no time for explanation; a pack up and go sort of thing. Sometimes, it's just their personality; they might just be secretive in nature and neither feel obligated nor do they feel it's necessary to let others know their reason for leaving.

So, although it's disheartening to see some people go, we get a good number of newer people looking for a place to call home. Someone once told me that although we should learn from the past, we should live in the present. Enjoy what we have now and relish in the feel of it. If it should end, at least we had a good run, right?


And personally, I've been busy with a lot of things. I'm applying for graduate school and I've been trying to get a hold of professors and volunteer institutions that I'm going crazy. Also, I barely have time to write my own work and am falling behind my 500 words/day quota. I still do go on ScribeSlice every day, although it's mostly to see what's new and to monitor it as is my duty.


Daniel Sintos

5th April 2012


Hi Lucy and the gang! ScribeSlice has been a marvelous place for me to post my stories and poems. I have been going through a very tumultuous time in my life. Please don't leave here. I think that a lot of us have had times when we just wanted to throw up our hands and say "to heck with it". Our own personal reasons have reared their ugly heads and like everything in life, circumstances fall like rain on plans and pledges. What needs to be done often becomes what should have been done. Things have calmed down a bit for me, but are still "iffy". Spring has almost arrived and there are myriads of jobs and "honey-do's" around my "Old Kentucky Home". I'm leaving for Texas the day after Easter for a week of golf, fishing and companionship with two brothers and a cousin. But I'll be back! (Tries to imitate Arnold Schwarzenegger). I may not be as good as I once was, but I'll be as good once as I ever was !) Hang in there, Tiger. Your writing has been inspiring and a spiritual lift to me. Thank you for your contributions. Love ya! (That goes for all of you folks!)


Don Yarber

6th April 2012


Ho ho happy Easter Lucy and everyone else.


Bill O. farmer

6th April 2012


Samantha...I do understand, believe me, so keep up your good work.
Warren...This site has helped me find many writers who I so appreciate, thank you for being you.
Daniel...As usual, you have your finger on the pulse and make a load of sense with what you say.
Don...You have become one of my older mentors and I do understand your present position. Enjoy your golf.

Thank you to all the ones who have responded.
However, I also note that I have been 'blacklisted' by a few, for comments I made on their work. But I do not hold grudges, even if they do, so it is their problem.

Bill...ho ho is for Christmas, not Easter, but I do get your gist.

Today, is Good Friday, so let us all be good fellow Christians.


Davide Castel

6th April 2012


I know how you feel Lucy. It sometimes makes you think about your own writing. I've been on the edge on deleting mine. Too many things going on and I can't find the time to write and read everyone's writings here. At times, its overwhelming and also frustrating for me. I read the most easy and fastest work here, poems. Although I read poems around here, if I had all the time in the world I would be reading everything. Between, your work is worthy of being read so don't leave!


Karen Gomez

6th April 2012


It looks like this time of year is busy for everyone. I for one have fallen horrendously behind on my writing, and haven't been on here NEARLY as much as I'd like. Spring semester of college is catching up to me. I think once summer roles around, the pressure will be off, and we'll resume posting. I certainly plan to catch up this summer. Recently, I found a quote that perfectly describes my life right now:

"I usually try to live my life one day at a time, but sometimes a bunch of days gang up and attack me all at once."

On another note, please don't leave! I really appreciate every comment, and I know I'm guilty of not commenting and reading as much as I should.


Justin Regier

6th April 2012


Love the quote Justin, that certainly describes me at the moment.


Deborah Boydston

6th April 2012


It's really good to see everyone rallying together like this :)

I think this is exactly what writers need, considering how solitary the pursuit can be.


Harley Bailey

7th April 2012


Karen...I so understand that you keep yourself in touch by a quick read, that's very good.
Justin...I just love that quote and it is so true to many of us here.

Please, none of you, feel pressured.
Just do what you need to do when time allows.
I feel I should not have made an issue of all of this, but as Harley said, it does keep us in touch with each other's circumstances.

Thank you all for your support and vote of confidence and I will hang in there while I can, now that I understand more fully. Grazie!


Davide Castel

7th April 2012


Myself, on top of work and no internet at home and having to use a local cafe so that my time is limited to when they close, i'm in a serious dry spell, i cant even think of anything to write, blah
but i go through these phases once in a while, guess i just need a break, :P


Aaron Greene

7th April 2012


I'm back too after a 3 week hiatus. I stopped writing and reading for like 3 weeks. I need to take a break sometimes as I consistently burn myself out! But the truth is...I don't think I will ever really leave SS! Anyway....Lucy...don't get discouraged, life is exactly that, it happens at the oddest of moments and often leaves us with question to which there are no easy answers, but especially with writers. HAPPY WRITING EVERYBODY!


Daniel Bird

10th April 2012


Daniel...So you have been away? I did notice your absence and am glad you are now, rested and energised? Is that the word?


Davide Castel

11th April 2012


Yeah that works! I am. I just needed a rest is all! Its always good to be back though! I like it here!


Daniel Bird

10th April 2012


Aaron...It is difficult with no Internet at home, so you're forgiven.
I notice that you do still keep responding to certain postings, which is great.


Davide Castel

12th April 2012


Thanks for adding a comment to my profile Lucy and I will try to put something on there soon!
I am trying to read more of the postings generally and to get more involved.


Diane Bishop

17th April 2012


Hi everyone, I would love you all to read my latest writing of 'Just another Mother's Day' when you get the time. Also if you do read it, it is in two parts, then I hope you will all get something out of it too, I mean in a positive way of course.

Grazie in anticipation. But if you don't, then I know you don't have the time.


Davide Castel

21st May 2012


I for one am away from a readily available internet connection for the summer, thus my absence. I apologize if I don't comment or respond to people in a timely manner.


Justin Regier

26th May 2012


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