of poetry and stories in my head. I could use all the help
anyone can give me. Thank You all
April 24, 2019 at 10:35PM
Jannypan (Jan) : You are allowed to fan up to 5 members per day. I would fan others to start building your fan base. Then you fans will receive a notice of your new word--unless it is for a blind contest. - April 24, 2019 at 11:51PM
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I'm rewriting my three novels - True Colors - which
are in the Western Romance genre. My story is based
in Colorado with the Flying Eagle Ranch. I'll post some of my chapters soon. Going to walk my dogs now. I'll fly back soon.
flylikeaneagle - nancy
April 24, 2019 at 4:06PM
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April 24, 2019 at 2:41PM
Gloria ....: Congratulations to you, Lisa. I shall be on the look out. :) - April 24, 2019 at 2:49PM
giraffmang: That's awesome. Congrats - April 24, 2019 at 2:55PM
nor84: We really aren't supposed to post website addresses. - April 24, 2019 at 4:56PM
LG Wolfe: Nor84 thanks for letting me know. I'll delete it. - April 24, 2019 at 4:57PM
Tom and Fan Story community, I did not mean to start arguments and back and forth I am trying to help - not create more confusion.
I merely wanted to get a specific suggestion across from Jesse James Doty for a Welcome Wagon for new members to add to the help that new members need -
One specific location that thanks to Gloria, she had a fantastic idea for a category like where you have Read, Write, Contests, Buddies, My Post; have "If You're New".
I have suggested this to Tom,
Maybe we could click on the highlight, and maybe it could direct you to send Dean the new "Mayor" of Fan Story a message for any type of help? He has self - volunteered to take point on this!
So Dean volunteered himself and...
I can't think of a better person to help others. He knows almost every trick there is in Fan Story to help someone new. He reads and reviews a lot of new people as soon as they join. They will immediately see who he is based on rankings, contests and such.
Gloria, I know you and I will continue to help as will Jan and Ms. Devi and others - let's hope that Tom will go with your suggestion!
I've edited this post for reasons at this point - waiting for Tom's reply... I think either it can be done or it can't. We can go from there. As far as welcoming committee and letters, if they are active they haven't helped a soul in the last few years. The only person that made a difference was Mike Cahill. He was taking on a huge amount of time getting acquainted with a large new member base. Hopefully, if Dean takes this on, he can provide just as much support as Mike did. :)
April 23, 2019 at 10:59PM
Gloria ....: Dean is a fine choice. Michael Cahill said Dean was a big help to him when he first joined. For sure I'll be around to help when needed, if Tom agrees to the forum thread. Here's hoping. :) - April 23, 2019 at 11:05PM
nor84: Once again, there is a welcoming committee that sends letters to new members. The list is supplied by Tom. If you want more information, PM Tom and ask him. The committee is of recent origin - probably no more than 5 years. People who have been here longer than that did NOT receive a welcome letter, as I have explained. - April 23, 2019 at 11:56PM
FanStory: We do have a welcoming committee. And they offer a terrific service. I think they do cover much of what is suggested here. What I read into this is perhaps there is a way to highlight new members (or easily locate them) for the general community. Thanks for the suggestion. Tom - April 24, 2019 at 8:09AM
Sarkems: I think it's great to help out new members. Go Fonda, and go Dean - April 24, 2019 at 2:40PM
April 23, 2019 at 6:18PM
- April 24, 2019 at 11:14AM
mrsmajor: Sorry to hear that you're feeling ill, again...Take Care, Get Well...Hugs - April 24, 2019 at 4:54PM
To any and all new members; If you need help navigating the site or have questions entering concerning contests, voting, posting, or anything else, please, do not hesitate to ask.
I'd be more than happy to assist you in any way I can.
We're glad you're here.~Dean Kuch
April 23, 2019 at 9:49AM
giraffmang: Nice one, dude. Can't think of anyone better to offer this. - April 23, 2019 at 12:18PM
Ms. Snyder: Thank you Dean - I just want to say that the back and forth of it all - I just was passing along a suggestion from Jesse James Doty - and it appears that the confusion of whether we have a welcome wagon or not - got out of hand. ME PERSONALLY - I would be happy if you were the mayor of Fan Story!!!! You did nothing but be super helpful to me when I first started!!!! - April 23, 2019 at 10:27PM
Thank you Gareth...Fonda.
I remember how overwhelmed I felt when I first came to Fanstory.
Had it not been for kind, caring members like Brooke Baldwin (adewpearl) and Gungalo (Pam), as well as Michael Cahill, to guide me through and assist me in navigation I might have simply given up and quit.
I'm sure there are some who wish I had, heh-heh.
But I'm still hangin' on and I'd like to see our membership here grow substantially.
You all know what they say; "The more, the merrier."
~Dean - April 24, 2019 at 9:25AM
Ms. Snyder: I love the drummer and boy am I glad you didn?t quit!!! I would love to see it grow as well!! Cheers! - April 24, 2019 at 1:51PM
LG Wolfe: That's such a lovely offer, Dean. - April 24, 2019 at 2:47PM
You don't half hear some ridiculous nonsense sometimes...
April 23, 2019 at 6:51AM
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mrsmajor: I'm with you! - April 22, 2019 at 8:54AM
Angela Hayes: i won swimsuit... & screen test for an advert, i see beauty in my work, artistic and poetic, waiting for my next win coming up, hope that helps. :) - April 24, 2019 at 2:40AM
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April 21, 2019 at 1:13AM
Tootie: Happy Easter, Jan. Thank you for sharing this beautiful GIF exclaiming what Easter is all about.
Blessings, Cathy - April 21, 2019 at 2:42AM
susanjohn: Happy Easter! - April 21, 2019 at 8:02AM
Commando: Awesome GIF, Laura Jan!
Thanks for sharing, Happy Easter and God Bless.
Bill - April 21, 2019 at 9:24AM
Yea, 'tis a trueism -
we Poets think in rhyme and meter. Always.
Simon says. And so does Peter.
Give it up!! Quit while ahead
Where's the cup and where's the bread ... ?
Can writing all day cause a person to be
like a drunk when they've done nothing alcoholically?
I think so for I feel a lot like I've
Imbibed a bottle or...hic...twenty-five
April 21, 2019 at 12:58AM
WryWriter: Pick up your feet
Get some sleep
I've no clue
What has you blue
I wish you the best
With your night's rest
Maybe in the morn
You'll feel reborn - April 21, 2019 at 1:14AM
Gypsymooncat: Hi Wry
I think that I
am heartened by
thy wishes for rest
so at your behest
I went off to bed
laid down my head
later in the night
the cats had a fight
which stole my sleep
I started to weep
then woke up this morning
unrested and yawning
- April 21, 2019 at 9:44PM