Post by gwampa69 on Jul 2, 2016 14:01:17 GMT -5
The last few days have seen more activity in terms of discussion based posting than has occurred in several months. The last 24 hours alone have seen 87 guest views on this site. Now I know that doesn't mean 87 different folks surfing-by (Mark LAs term which I like so will now use, thanks Mark) but it is still significant. It means there are some number of people out there still in need of help. I suppose it would also include curious people, old timers checkin in to see what's going on with everyone, etc. Whatever the case may be, I still have some hope for this place. Even while I have also cut way back on my participation here.
I miss the sense of community around here. I have looked at the Sober Recovery site. Maybe you have too. Something about it seems overwhelming. Probably because I haven't given it enough time to get into the flow of things. When I try it, I compare it to the format I was used to. The format of the old forum became very comfortable. When that site closed and Buddy opened up this shop (thanks Buddy), this location was also tough to get used to at first. And then it began to have that homey feel that I needed. Only trouble is that participation has been lacking.
I'm not trying to guilt anyone into posting here. I'm just trying to convey my thoughts on the subject. Sure, things have been generally pretty good in my neck of the woods. But it hasn't been 100% rosy. That's just normal for a person living on this planet. But this place is a cornerstone of my sobriety. And I need this place to be a part of my life. That takes other people to feel the same way. I don't figure that I'm the only person that feels like this. So why the silence? If things are going great for you, Id love to hear about that. If things aren't so great, I'd love to hear about that too. As I have said before, helping others ultimately helps ourselves.
People move on all the time. That's also part of life. But I think there is at least some evidence of interest around here. This forum will be whatever the members make it. My vote is to make it a safe and helpful place again. A place that people can share, debate, argue and heal. It will require activity though. I hope I'm not talking to myself. That would be weird.