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What happened here?

Post by shanekahkola » Fri Dec 20, 2019 3:51 pm

I'm guessing people like me are what has happened, but this place seems like a ghost town compared to what it was just three years ago. What has happened, and what can be done to revive it?

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Post by Shann » Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:09 pm

A lot of people have moved to FB. I'm glad you are back. We have some game threads that are active. The writing challenge is still here, although we are on a break until the new year. Yet the numbers have decreased quite a bit. The best thing to do is encourage others to come back and be active yourself. This time of year with NaNaMo and the holidays is a bit quiet normally. But the numbers are definitely down. There is a group on FB who encourage one another and talk, but the message boards and challenge entries are definitely at an all-time low. But so happy you popped back in! :welcome back
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Post by oursilverstrands » Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:59 pm

Just an opinion... In addition to competition with Facebook, many of the old-timers over 60 have aged-out, and the younger members have moved on. Unfortunately change happens, but I do miss the "active" board. It would be great to have a special "write-in" reunion thread of former faithwriters who may still be members.


Nevertheless, Deb, Jan, and Ann have left a great legacy that I'm sure many current members have found helpful in their writing endeavors. Kudos to those like Mike and Joanne who keep Faithwriters going.

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Post by deejay » Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:47 pm

I miss JesusPuppy, Kingphatcow, BusBoss, and Dub most of all. Plus Amy and some others whose names are victims of senior moments. Maybe we should have an online reunion. Age out of Faithwriters? How is that possible? Writing is for all ages!

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Post by Shann » Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:42 am

I haven't heard from Pup in quite awhile, but talk to Amy and BusBoss regularly. Both have some health problems but seem to be managing as well as possible.
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Post by oursilverstrands » Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:35 am

deejay wrote:Age out of Faithwriters? How is that possible? Writing is for all ages!
Yes, you're right, Dee. Writing has no age limit. However, the physical and sometimes mental incentive (motivation) to do so diminishes or is assigned to the "back burner" as we deal with the aging process. Some do better than others. :)

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Re: What happened here?

Post by shanekahkola » Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:46 am

I hope everyone knows I was not being negative. I wanted to figure out where most of the activity had moved. I saw a lot of names I remember in the previous posts like KingPhatCow. I have been so hit-and-miss since 2006, so I'm really part of the "ghosting."

I'm looking forward to reconnecting.

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