Oh Why Do People Give Up So Easily?
I've just slowly been working my way down the list of members I'm following, starting at the top of the list, the newest members I've chosen to follow. And I have to say I'm rather shocked. Only about a third of the people I've recently thought would be interesting to follow have written anything since the last time I looked and, in some cases, haven't written anything since their initial two or three posts.
It seems that impatience is the name of the game. If people don't see instant success these days, such as the bank balance rising, they give up in disgust, saying this is a site not worth being on. What they forget is that any site takes work if you want it to work for you. We've all needed to do lots of writing, lots of reading and commenting and lots of following. The flow is slow at first, but eventually, as I've found anyway, things start to speed up.
I'm sad that those to whom this post is really directed probably won't get to read what I've written here. They've already given up and decided to not hang around for the ride. That's their loss. The rest of us know that slow and steady wins the race, and what a great race we're having here.
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