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twilight_fanatic_01
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How come no one posts anymore???

The Writing Room just seems like it's getting empty nowadays...no one's ever online, no one ever posts new poems or story excerpts or anything...where are you guys???

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H-Butterfield
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Re: How come no one posts anymore???

I don't know about anyone else but I have been up to my eyeballs in homework. With the classes I'm taking I have to read a book and a half a week along with all my other homework, regular work, and putting in hours at the high school. It would be nice if I had more time to chat and post.

HB

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marilynpsychic
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Re: How come no one posts anymore???

Hi TF!

 

Good question.  At last count, I'm the "latest poster" in six discussions.  I think it's a combination of back-to-school homework, and this being the first weekend of the new month.  Besides paying bills and running errands, people are also starting to think about the upcoming holidays, especially now that the weather is cooler.  If they are on their computer at all, they are probably booking airline flights, and arguing with relatives over who is hosting Thanksgiving this year.

 

I'm seeing the same thing in a rival's discussion forums.  Maybe things will pick up toward the middle of the month ...

"I'm a writer. I give the truth scope." Chaucer (character) in movie "A Knight's Tale"
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tiffany57
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Re: How come no one posts anymore???

Me too TF!

If there is a book you really want to read but it hasn't been written yet, you must write it. -Toni Morrison
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simple_girl
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Re: How come no one posts anymore???

I am guilty of this. Sorry. I haven't posted in over a month or more. I agree with the previous reasons mentioned in earlier posts as to why there are fewer posts. Life has become crazy for me too. I work 40+, I am pursuing a second B.S. Degree and preparing for graduate school. I rarely have free time and this, unfortunately, falls low on the free time list. I also haven't had any time to write poetry which is what I usually post. Maybe when Thanksgiving rolls around I will get a chance to breathe. Sorry TF.
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Zack_Kullis
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Re: How come no one posts anymore???

Hi Twilight!

 

Like some of the others, my schedule has kept me from the Writing Room more than usual.  In fact, I have just finished yet another 17 work day. 

 

But, we are here!!

 

 

Sic volvere Parcas...
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_mOonSeeKer_
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Re: How come no one posts anymore???

I'm sorry...I haven't been on for a while cuz, like all the others, I'm too busy -  waaaayyy too busy..But I've been planning to p[ost my latest poem, though I haven't got time yet... but don' t  worry twilight I'll be back and post...something...that's a promise...:smileyhappy:

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redheart52
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Re: How come no one posts anymore???

twilight?!?!?!!!  Hiii how are you??  Im sorry i haven't posted n e thing up here since they changed the site but school and homework fill my life. I will come on here more tho... i hope. NO... I WILL TRY! =D

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Capuchin
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Re: How come no one posts anymore???

While I obviously think this board is great, I do hope that the low posting rate lately is because people are choosing to actually write instead of talking about writing. :smileyhappy:

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twilight_fanatic_01
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Re: How come no one posts anymore???

OMG, now I feel like such a hypocrite...I haven't posted in like a week and a half (I think). Time flies (and then not so much) when you're busybusybusy, as always xD

 

Yeah, well, I can totally relate to the school-thing. I'm WAY too occupied...especially on the weekends! And when I'm not at school, I'm out running or biking or whatever. By the time nine o' clock rolls around, I'm exhausted xP

 

RED! MOON! It's been so long!!! Whatcha guys been up to lately? (Apart from school, I mean?)

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A.Tross
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Re: How come no one posts anymore???

LMAO, I was seriously JUST thinking that I never come on Barnes and Noble anymore. I was like, "Shiz, I'm gonna come on and no one's going to have any idea how I am." And then I get on and see your topic, Micalya! I laughed quite hard.
So how is everyone in my absense? Zack, redheart, Marylin? Of course I missed you, Mic, LOL. Does anyone know who I am?

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Yet the words bite, scream, and scratch within me, until I release them from their imprisonment, forever stained in black and white.*
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redheart52
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Re: How come no one posts anymore???

HAHA A tross of course i know who you are!! 

 

Twilight i have been writing sooo much and reading even more. I have been super busy with college stuff and applying. My classes rock!! I'm taking a poetry class and its the best ever!  Hows ur latin class??

 

How is everyone???

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WriterOfAngels
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Re: How come no one posts anymore???

I just haven't had the time, and I have been struggling with writing books. I can't stick to a idea anymore. I also have been iguess, plain lazy and don't feel like going on. (Sorry, but I'm gonna start getting fit tomorrow!)

 

Write On!

WOA

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Causing trouble, starting battles just so he can be a part of
He’s the meanest little kitty so we named him Sparta!
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WriterOfAngels
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Re: How come no one posts anymore???

I agree, about 90% of the time, no one is ever online. I've been writing a little something so I haven't been here often.

 

Write On!

WOA

ps: If I've already wrote on this, sorry, I have short turn memory.

Kitty will attack anything that moves,
Causing trouble, starting battles just so he can be a part of
He’s the meanest little kitty so we named him Sparta!
~ Mean Kitty Song (smpfilms, I own nothing.)
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Brandi_R
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Re: How come no one posts anymore???

I’m glad you’re all checking in, though! It looks like things are picking up. Writing is all about carving out time. Some days (weeks, months) that’s harder to do then others. That’s what’s great about a community like this—we can all keep each other on our toes!

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Re: How come no one posts anymore???

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