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Its been rather long time that I havent posted on this site. I have been working too much and being creative in other spheres. I hope to start posting some poems soon. I hope you guys still remember me.

I am older now lot more grey in my hair and maybe more wise.Methinks, my poems have become better and richer in meaning.


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The following comments are for "Long time no see"
by RightingIt

Long Time No See!
So few people are posting here these days that it frankly worries me. There used to be several good aspiring writers here whose offerings I used to read.

I'm doing my bit by posting a few of my on-line novels in dribs and drabs, but as I pace myself (so I'm not flooding the site with my stuff), there are times when very little else is being posted.

So get writing! Do your bit! Once more unto the breach! Shoot willy-nilly at anything that moves! Intercourse the penguin!

( Posted by: gsmonks [Member] On: July 23, 2015 )

So sorry gsmonks!
YOu're absolutely right...I've been having trouble with my computer for the last few weeks...don't know which will cave in first from old age....me or IT!

I miss the old gang too...wish we could turn back the clock...but I LOVE lit and will try to come back often. Meantime I just came across an old poem I wrote for a challenge here I had almost forgotten about!

Keep writing!
Bea

( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: July 23, 2015 )

Thank you
Thank you for your kind comments Gsmonks and Ms.Beatrice

( Posted by: RightingIt [Member] On: July 28, 2015 )

IP Freely
Writing sites, in fact businesses as well, including bars and restaurants, have a life-span of around 5 years. It's just a fact of life.

If they manage to stick around long enough, sometimes a new generation will "discover" them and suddenly populate the ranks. Very old bars and restaurants go through cycles of new crowds.

I've been with with Interweb from the beginning, when it was all bulletin boards, and sharing recipes, then limericks. This was back before Windows, when we were using PCs that weren't referred to as such, but which were the original 186. Can't recall the hard-drive size, maybe 10 mb? Lots of computers in those days with no hard-drives.

All these years later, with Fortran and punch cards long gone, writing sites are still here, but so many have fallen by the wayside!

It's the same with the e-book thing that never happened, and continues not to happen. Back in the 90s I was with a number of e-book publishers, every one of which started with lots of enthusiasm and optimism, and not a one of which still exists today.

The main problem with writing sites, as yet another recent startup company found out, is that people want to read short stuff, from roughly 3500 to 5000 words. They'll otherwise read novels if you dole them out as serials, but the present market is centred around the 3500- to 5000-word format.

The teen-angst-bleeding poetry thing (U R 4 ME!) seems to have abated, thankfully. It was its own thing, and was more-or-less self-contained on writing sites. But I'm sure another generation of thumb-zombies will discover the medium again.

There are a few exceptions, of course. Some people do loyally read on-line novels. Hundreds of thousands of people have read my out-of-print books on sites such as FictionPress, which seems to have a corner on that particular niche. It's hooked up to a larger number of sites that trawl the Weeb looking for links to free reading material.

Lit.Org's Achilles' Heel is that its presentation is pretty primitive. Other sites incorporate full-fledged word-processing programmes.

But- you work with what you've got.

What this site really needs to do is find ways to get itself back on top of the list, instead of being so low down in the cyber-pile that it has become virtually invisible.

Maybe hitting the reset button or clearing the cache will do it . . . :^)

( Posted by: gsmonks [Member] On: August 10, 2015 )





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