Ah Thoughts.com where are you?

Nothing stays the same, yes?  And what can I say about what has happened to Thoughts.com?

I wish there was no prior comparison to what was.  

Do I sigh here?  What do I do? 

What remains  but the lament of what once was and the fact that it is no more!

Expectations, haunt me.  Wishing does not make it so.  How do I reconcile the loss that I feel as change thumbs its nose at me.

Oh whoa, do I miss the creativity that once was!

Damn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Comments (27)

  1. mister-sandman

    It’s almost not worth logging in anymore.

    April 09, 2016
    1. greunie

      I am a bit shell shocked even though I know better about change. I just can’t help missing what once was! And I continue, even though knowing better, waiting for it to come back. And what’s more, I hate admitting this!

      April 09, 2016
      1. mister-sandman

        The more you drink, the less it bothers you.

        April 09, 2016
        1. greunie

          Unfortunately, that’s not true for me. A few tequilas and the reminiscing sets in! I log on and find a strangeness where before it was wonderful. Sober I can sling it off and say, well that’s what is. A little liquor and ah man! I miss what was! I am glad that it affects you differently. I miss what we were. Sigh… slober… hick!

          April 09, 2016
  2. 12SunOryx

    The site is only as good as we make it. You blog it, and they will come.

    April 09, 2016
    1. greunie

      April 09, 2016
  3. hollowman

    thank you dear euni for existing and for being my friend and for altering the trajectory of my life with your ethereal gravity that has enriched the lives of so so many. you are truly phenomenal my friend.

    April 09, 2016
    1. greunie

      Fingers poised on the keys move not, words fail me. Thank you for showing up, it helps.

      April 09, 2016
    2. greunie

      April 09, 2016
      1. hollowman

        April 09, 2016
  4. firewalker

    I, myself, cannot write anything personal on here much anymore. However, creativity need not always be personal, and so . . . we could start up Scribbles and Bits again or something like it?

    April 09, 2016
    1. greunie

      That’s exactly the thing, it’s more difficult to write our hearts. And the people who did share themselves and created a safe place to share are gone. I don’t know. It was wonderful for a few years. Now… like you … not so much.

      April 09, 2016
  5. scarletts_letters

    12Sun is right, content gets people back in, unfortunately the cliques and so on drove the good writers away, I think it’s diversity people like, spice, humour, soulful writes and bad boys (and girls) people like drama.

    April 09, 2016
    1. greunie

      I am not after the readers. I am lamenting the writers gone. And they weren’t entertainers either, they were real people who wrote with a vulnerability that created a safe haven here. It was dearly wonderful for a few years. I miss it because there is no comparable.

      April 09, 2016
      1. scarletts_letters

        This is the reason people left.

        April 10, 2016
        1. greunie

          In the last development of Thoughts.com, the forum was no longer. I don’t know when you joined but I went through three developments here. The people who loved and exclusively used the forum came into the blogging section. They were looking for controversy and excitement. They were not writers. The people who blogged were of a different nature. The mix did not work well and it drove the others away. The forum people did not have much respect for the courage that it takes to bare one’s soul since they are not the type to do this.

          April 10, 2016
          1. scarletts_letters

            I’ve never seen thoughts other than how it is now, over the three years I’ve been here I’ve seen quite a few leave most of the ones I knew over the problems with spam, outages of service and trolling. A few of the people I know from when I joined where at one point bloggers, but don’t blog now, some visit from time to time. Most of the people I know and liked have left, most of the people who I recognise have been here for a long time, these still blog, mainly to themselves, topics that never vary.

            I was encouraged when I arrived, by many, i also admired writers here when I arrived, now there is very little inspiring or even readable blogs about. Which is what I took 12Sun’s comment to mean, that kind of blog needs a place, as you said that they feel welcome enough to open up. Muse, leader, whatever it’s called – or brave, a home is just a house without the people who make it that way.

            I’m not being critical of you, I’m just saying many people complain or defend thoughts, or wordpress or blogster but do they make a stand? I know a lot of people who’ve left because they have nothing left to say or no time to say it or that it just isn’t fun for them anymore. I can’t blame those people but if the remainder want change sitting and wishing, in my experience never works.

            A large amount of the glue here was Pastor Mike, many have left, maybe passed away, personally it feels empty without him, inspiring, fatherly and tireless in his efforts to keep this place bright, he’d pick people up when they fell over and occasionally boot your bum if you needed it.

            April 11, 2016
  6. TomasSISI

    Why DO we cling to better days that were before? It is like a 12 room house where the roof now leaks and no shelter anywhere, except the south room where i still find a little warmth even with the windows broken. Are we hoping for better times again, or just to what ever is left of what used to be? I think I’ll stick it out in the south room for the warmth that still lingers there.

    April 09, 2016
    1. Nightbane

      better analogy is this place is the crumbling shell the owner left after removing much of the good and calling it " improvement "

      April 09, 2016
      1. greunie

        Once in awhile, I miss those first few years when Thoughts.com was alive with writers. Now and again, I remember how it used to be and wish there was a safe place once again. But like anything, the ones who ridicule and gain power from hurting others moved in and changed Thoughts nature. Most of the time, I am not here and have other pursuits but now and again… I remember the ones that have left.

        April 09, 2016
  7. withwings

    One thing I am happy about is the occasional post from people who write well and interesting things still posting on occasion like the beautiful you. Creativity here is obsolete….. Currently. maybe it’s part of the ebb and flow? And will return one day. Much love and appreciation for you and your voice,

    April 09, 2016
    1. greunie

      I keep hoping it’s part of the ebb and flow. It’s a few years now that the ebb and flow has been a trickle that is on the way to drying up. When I see you have posted, I am thrilled. Once there were many writers here and the problem was not being able to keep up with the rich content that was on offer! It wasn’t entertainment. It was more that we felt all together, working on problems, supporting each other. I miss that … now and again.

      April 09, 2016
      1. withwings

        Missed those times. I e felt a little like I also missed out on something special

        April 11, 2016
  8. Azalia

    yup. That’s all I got. Couldn’t have said it as well as you!!

    April 10, 2016
    1. greunie

      April 11, 2016
  9. Kaybee

    I know what you mean Unie…

    April 13, 2016
    1. greunie

      I think the ones who have been here going thru the developments of Thoughts format understand. I strongly suspect it was the elimination of the forum that caused the damage. Forum people are after something different than the bloggers. Good to see you!

      April 13, 2016