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It's Been Two Days!

I just noticed I haven't shared anything on in about two days. And, here I am, the guy who's grumping at everyone else to post something daily.

I feel horrible for having neglected you as well as myself.

Not only have I noticed a slump in activity, I'm noticing a marked decrease in page views, in general. So, as embarrassing as it might be to be the guy who isn't regular enough, I think it's safe to say, the key to getting views and interaction here is to be active.

The Persona with small but consistent posts will probably do far better than those who only post on epic moments and changing the whole world every few days.

Besides, I've had to ease off a bit lately. It seems the only topics I can come up with are those divorce-related topics and we all know how stupid folks can get on those topics. I've seen it too many times.

Thinking about the past and those lost opportunities, it's just too depressing. It seems a little bit ironic to me, in order for me to do right by them, I must get past the encounters in my own head first.

I really got down a few days back because I came across someone's post here where they expressed reluctance to post anything here for their being “sick of” seeing a “certain name” here at the top of multiple categories.

I have to wonder who the “certain name” is, for about a half-second.

Then, it dawned on me, a certain someone is saying they choose not to be active here, because they don't like seeing my name? Not my problem. Does this certain individual not go grocery shopping because there might be some "objectionable" people in the grocery store, too? Heck, if they're really not being active here out of an immature whine about seeing my name, well, I can't say I really care. I hope they find all their happiness on the ooze or somewhere.

Because, really, their stupidity is not my problem - not at all. Let 'em hang, for all I care.

So, here's to another try, another attempt. Let my enemy rage at seeing me putting another post up. Let the slobs and slackers point derisively in the general direction of all who dare to try – anything in life. I don't answer to them and I am not the jackass-whisperer anyway.

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MegL wrote on November 13, 2014, 5:07 PM

I missed you! Wondered where you had got to. I didn't see the post that said someone was sick of someone's name top of the category lists. I think the answer to that is for them to post more themselves and get their own name up there. Not only will they be getting their name well known, they will be doing themselves and everyone else on PP a favour. My favourite saying I learned many years ago is "It is for the person doing the whining to take action"! I didn't understand it at first, because I was on a course for personal development and I definitely needed it. I wanted to know how to get someone to do the things that "needed" to be done or to how to change them and found out you cannot change anyone else, only yourself and If you are whining, do something about the situation. I thought I was going to learn how to change other people or get them (ie manipulate them) to do what I wanted. Life doesn't work that way. Thank goodness I learned that! (I hope)

LoudMan wrote on November 13, 2014, 5:30 PM

I'd have to agree with you, across-the-board. The comment/post I saw was from awhile back. I got to stop letting things like that bother me. :)

oldies909 wrote on November 13, 2014, 5:47 PM

don't feel bad I haven't posted any articles up here in months. been busy working overtime at my job.

MegL wrote on November 13, 2014, 6:08 PM

Yes, no work, no eat. Priorities first!

Ellis wrote on November 13, 2014, 6:54 PM

If you are fed up with seeing someones name at the top of a leader board it should spur you on to try and unseat them by getting your own name up there...

paperdaisyflower7 wrote on November 13, 2014, 7:02 PM

they were just sour-graping but hey nice to see you back!!!

LoudMan wrote on November 13, 2014, 7:24 PM

paperdaisyflower7 Thank you. :) oldies909 I wish I was more like you. Ellis You'd think, huh. haha. MegL Thank you for your support.

Feisty56 wrote on November 13, 2014, 9:04 PM

I think this time of year, with the "big" family holidays ahead of us, cause a lot of folks to feel melancholy. I know you're working your tail off to make good things happen for you, and then for your kids -- and you know it, too, when you just take some deep breaths and think about it. I don't know anyone who doesn't have regrets, but dwelling on them doesn't change them. I hope going forward you're able to be in a more positive frame of mind.

carmela wrote on November 14, 2014, 2:53 AM

it's normal for a dynamic and growing community like Persona Paper to have conflicts among its members. as a new member to this site i am hoping everything will be settled and hurt feelings will be appeased.

inertia4 wrote on November 14, 2014, 7:32 AM

LoudMan That is a strange thing to say. That they don't post because of someone name always being there. Maybe they need to connect with more people and post more articles. Look, I see it this way, if there is someone on, lets say Bubblews that I am not fond of and that person comes here and posts a lot, I would still come here for me, not them. And I have the option to not connect with them. We can't work sites like this for stupid reasons like that.

AliCanary wrote on November 14, 2014, 1:29 PM

It's kind of odd for someone to think that way. Nobody has to click on your posts or anyone else's. There are better excuses for not writing very much. I, for one, am very lazy. But I would never not post because someone else posted a lot...where is the sense in that? It only hurts the person who DOESN'T contribute...

frenchtoast78 wrote on November 14, 2014, 7:35 PM

I really like persona paper. However, my schedule doesn't permit me to post as much as I can or even just log in. So I feel sorry that I couldn't be in here on a daily basis. The very little free time that I have, I usually spend it taking a rest away from the computer.

paigea wrote on November 15, 2014, 8:14 PM

lol, I remember going to Tough Love meetings thinking I would Get my wayward teen to smarten up and do as I said. Nope. Turns out it's all about my own behaviour. :(

paigea wrote on November 15, 2014, 8:15 PM

I don't post a lot. Work comes first unfortunately.

scheng1 wrote on December 13, 2014, 11:10 PM

Actually it is the same everywhere, you just have to work consistently to see the result.