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Deleting our Writing

I have just deleted 16 of my stories and poems.
I tend to do this every six months or so, as my list gets too long.

Does anyone else agree with this practice?


Davide Castel

28th November 2012


Why would you delete the fantastic work of yours posted here? Not to be rude but one shouldn't delete your writings, written with so much enthusiasm and talent! Let it go down the list but not disappear. It's something you have posted after thinking, 'I would like to post it,' so why now you think to delete all that?
But if you really need to delete, so go on, anyways it's all there in your pc or a book!

P.S-Don't take it as a rude comment. I TRUELY DIDN"T mean to be rude. It's just what i think.
Thanks. :)


Manya Mishra

28th November 2012


are we only allotted a certain amount of space, Lucy? if not, why not keep them up?


Summer Breeze

28th November 2012


Lucy; I guess it is your choice but I think your writing is a valuable contribution to this site. If someone wants to view your body of work; it's all there for them to see. I hope you didn't get rid of the poem about your mother. Is it, "She is not my Mother"? I truly love that piece.


Cindy Beitinger

28th November 2012


Cindy...Yes, I deleted all of my Mother's stories and many other of my more personal ones.
When I see that there have been no comments for over four months or so, that's when I decide to do a clean up.
Occasionally, I repost some of the better ones, when I have nothing new to contribute.

Manya...When I said deleted, I meant from this site. Of course I always keep copies on my computer and have already added them to books I have periodically created for my family.
Manya, you are still a young girl, so when you get to my age, you don't get offended very easily.

Jan...I knew that others had deleted theirs too, to save space, when their stories built up.
I am not sure how much space we are allocated, but my list got too long. I have deleted over 30 stories before then, periodically of course, but again have reposted some as I explained to Cindy.


Davide Castel

29th November 2012


Lucy: I probably have as many (maybe more) posts on here than anyone. I don't delete them because they were posted for people to see. If I ever decide to leave the sight, I probably still will NOT DELETE them. If I die, they are still there for people to read and to remember me. Just my humble opinion. Your work is good. It should stay. Comments may not be forthcoming after a while,but I'm sure people still read them. Sometimes I find that someone will comment on something I posted a year or so ago, we don't all get around to reading everything.


Don Yarber

28th November 2012


I tend to often, when time permits, go back into peoples' collections of submissions. Sometimes it is difficult to read every current post. When I have nothing of my own to offer, I can get on a roll of reading Scribeslice material. I do have a backlog of your work, Lucy, to catch up with, and you deleted things? I have a backlog of Shauna's and Jordan Newman's poems on my "to read" list, same with the stories lyrics and poems of Don's. Deleting is of course your choice.
Over the past year and one month that I have been a member, it is such a nice feeling when a new member finds something that I posted early on and leaves a comment.
All just my opinion this morning. Lucy, I enjoy your style of storytelling, it is comforting.


Warren Gates

28th November 2012


Sometimes some event in my life will trigger a memory of something I read here previously. I don't necessarily comment on it a second time unless it moves me in a different way and then I will put a secondary comment. It's like a good book that you may go back to over and over again to recapture a particular feeling or mood.


Cindy Beitinger

28th November 2012


Why do you people delete things if you dont recive comments? I honestly find it stupid to remove your work because your pouting that no one has commented it or reommend it... but if your list is too long then perhaps it is resonable to "clean it up". Maybe we should get a better way to organize our lists of writing? So people who post a high volume of writing dont have to remove any of it. Just a thought.


Jordan Hewitt

28th November 2012


Hello all, I 'see' a couple things in this thread 1) we need a way to manage our 'list of stories' better 2) to delete or not delete! That is really up to the individual writer I suppose, the one thing I would say is that if it were me, I wouldn't take down stories for 'lack of comment' as I know my own behaviour is that I read material old AND new, not just new and I comment whenever it is appropriate - and it isn't always appropriate. I will look into a 'how many reads' counter or something like that so the author can see how many people are reading their submisssions, also, down the road, I want to implement a 'featured post' section that pulls from our older collected 'body of work' and if you remove your writing, it wont' have the chance to be featured (and so much more to come!) All that being said, I also understand that writing and posting is also a 'healing' tool sometimes and it can be very appropriate to then remove some writing at a later date to 'complete' the process and I support all of you that do so.

Cheers!
Jon Paul


Jon paul Janze

28th November 2012


Most (not all) of the reposts I have already read and commented on in the past. I cannot go back and reread every repost as there are lots of authors and different works that want attention. I reread a couple of reposts but I feel like I am being redundant in my comments. Like Jon I also read material old and new and comment when appropriate. If I don't read a work right away then I may read it down the road.


Deborah Boydston

28th November 2012


Thank you all. Point taken. You have given me your personal ideas to my questions.

Don, your writings kept forever and a day? I do understand your point too.

Jordan, sometimes I feel I am overburdening this site with some of my work, for I am not really one to 'show off'. I have lots of courage, but I prefer to keep 'humble.' There are some 'really great writers' here on this site, but I don't feel that I am one of them.

Warren, Deborah, Cindy. I actually do the same as you, by re-reading past works of other writers and it's true, sometimes I get a better message the second or third time around. Thank you for thinking my works should be kept on this site.

Jon Paul, I see from where you are coming, with your future plans. However, sometimes I don't really want the 'world' to see some of my works. Understood?

This was meant to be such a simple question, but I didn't expect to get this reaction.
However, to each his own opinion. I will repost some writings, when I don't have new material to contribute.

Thank you all for your comments.


Davide Castel

29th November 2012


I just wanted to comment on this subject of deleting works that seem to be in a state of neglect. It may be that everybody has different tastes. We, as human beings can be so fickle at times. What may appeal to one may not necessarily appeal to the next 99 people, if we are to take a group of readers which number 100. Unfortunately, that is the double-edged sword that we writers have to deal with. While it is true that we desire to give honest critiques, we don`t always follow through in that regard. This hesitance may be due to our predeliction towards being non-offensive. The fact is, if we are to be refined as writers, we must be willing to take criticism. As well, there are those of us who are so busy with our personal lives that we can only find snippets of free time to read the odd story or two as time permits. I, for one welcome criticism, no matter how harsh it might seem.


Allen Clarke

29th November 2012


i leave mine up.... and i really should clean it up as i have a lot. usually i write 2-5 pieces every day; but only put one or two up a week... *shrug* i don't know why you would delete them. what if a new member joins and finds your work fascinating and wants to read all of it?


Jordan Newman

29th November 2012


Allen, I love the way you write your opinions, for they are 'down to earth' and always seem to make sense! Please keep on giving your opinions.

Jordan, you DO have alot of posts here. How could anyone chose which one to read?
I don't know if you got my point or not? However, as this is a public site, to each their own opinions as it is their choice!


Davide Castel

30th November 2012


Lucy, im not a spectacular writer by any means but I keep my stuff here not only for others but as a data base for all I have written.


Jordan Hewitt

30th November 2012


Jon Paul, I really appreciate how you are listening to what we have to say. I also appreciate your understanding about some of our writing being 'healing' for us. What an awesome comment. Thank you.


Summer Breeze

30th November 2012


I agree with Jon Paul, don't delete your writing due to lack of feedback, as an artist I know that all to well. For example I created a peice of art in 2006 and six years later I got feedback on it and it became a small hit, so at the end of the day just enjoy what you write and leave it up through thick and thin because things take time to get noticed and read.

In my lifetime I will not be writing much stories so what I post will have utmost importance to me which I can't bring myself to delete.


Robert Harris

8th December 2012


Nothing wrong with a bit of spring cleaning. Keeps everything fresh and vibrant, as long as you still have a copy of your work on your hard-drive or back up somewhere. Never delete anything you have created because you will one day regret it.


Leslie Blackwell

12th December 2012


Oh yes, Leslie. Being the memory keeper and a hoarder, I do not delete anything and back it all up. I am quite the opposite to my husband, much to his dismay. Perhaps one day, I will have a good look at all my 'junk' and throw/delete it away. Perhaps before I die.


Davide Castel

12th December 2012


I often wish that life had a delete button (or at least an editing package) when I look back on the things I have done or said in the past.


Leslie Blackwell

13th December 2012


Yes, well...We know what you mean.
I also wish that some parts in my life were deleted too.


Davide Castel

13th December 2012


To all concerned...I know it is a busy time for all, however, I don't seem to have any readers,
so maybe, I should perhaps, delete some more of my most current ones?
There is no point posting stories when no-one bothers to read them, for whatever the reason, probably because some of my stories are a bit silly?

Okay, will give it to the end of the year, then perhaps I should delete another 15?
I still need to de-clutter.
Have another soon to post of '2012'


Davide Castel

23rd December 2012


Lucy, now , you see why deleted all my posts.

And I was taken to task for doing what you are now contemplating.

Why write my soul out when there is not anyone to read it and critique me.

Hope there are others here who will help you out by reading, discussing your work and recommending when it is proper.


Leonard a. Wronke

23rd December 2012


Thanks Leonard. However, because I usually write small bits, they accumulate and when I have a rethink, they seem a bit pointless. Perhaps I should only post some of the more 'readable' ones?

Regarding your writing, you do have your own personal style and even though your stories are very, very good, they would appeal to only certain people. But I really do see your point.

I personally don't really want to have too much of my writing cluttering up the system, even though it has been said that they should remain.

Have a Happy Christmas Leonard.


Davide Castel

23rd December 2012


Lucy Please Do Not Delete!!! I have to catch up!!
I always learn something interesting from you!


Warren Gates

31st December 2012


Thanks Warren...You do usually read all of my work. But once read, then that's it.


Davide Castel

31st December 2012


Oh I sometimes go back and read. And people will be coming here that have not read your poems and family stories and bits of wisdom. To me, Scribeslice is like a small library, with so many things to chose from, to read as many times as I like, to take my time with certain entries that require ( for me , anyway) multiple readings to fully understand what is being said. I admit somethings I just don't get! And never an overdue fine to pay!


Warren Gates

31st December 2012


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