A Need for Change…Such talent, such creative minds abound on The Creative Exile site, yet so few of the members participate, and the few that do cannot maintain the site alone. For the creators are the essence of any undertaking and without their passion and constant participation, the site will surely fail. If all the members wrote daily on the site, the views would be doubled, the site far more accepted than it is. If the creators were at the helm and participated as if it were their only job, their passion, the site would be unlimited in success.
One cannot start any business, and once it’s up and running, decide to leave it alone and drop in every now and then and expect everyone else to uphold and grow it, as is intended. Business and the world does no work like that. The truth is it is the soul and intentions of the creators that uphold and grow business ideas, and without that commitment, the idea will fade into obscurity. That is just a truth of process. Sadly this is what’s happening to this beloved site, as it is a distraction and sideline from the main site for which the creators write. And as such it is the poor cousin always thirsting for attention.
Personally, I have more than 50% of the site content and for the site alone, I do not wish to have to consider bailing, because few are writing and even fewer commenting. This is a sad reflection of a neglect that is not really being considered. You can’t take the heart and soul out of any business and expect it to flourish. Businesses can change hands and then the new owners can inject their own passion to transform the vision, but without change the site is doomed. I’m not being negative, just realistic because I know how this works.
I love writing for the site, but most of the best writers and poets are not participating and three or four people cannot engender a quality site that fifty more people could, and better. That’s a fact. There’s been many attempts to try to get the members to write, but as I said its about the creators commitment not about who’s writing. I do hope this shakes a few minds, because without change nothing will resurrect what could be, on a well designed and potentially successful writing site.
Tony DeLorger © 2018
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