|I did notice when I returned that I wasn't the only one that went on a leave|
|I still harbor some guilt|
|I see that my Plugged-in level did stay at 100%|
The true beginning of our end. -- A Midsummer Night's Dream . Act v. Scene.1, William Shakespeare
I find myself wondering what the average climax time is for a member that was truly active for their climax. This excludes members that logged in less than 3 different days. I am nearing my six month date at the end of may myself. I currently am still planning to be here for much much longer. My original goal was for a stay of no less than 2 years but the more I think about it now, even if I am unable to hold the current activity level that I am now, I would like to see myself spending many years more than just 2 here. The longer I am here the more closely attached to everyone I become. I had a short break of about a month that I did not honestly put a lot of time or effort into posting. I was not totally inactive but I was not here more than once a week. I felt rather bad upon my return at that point as I felt I had left much to be desired during my absence. With the recent upgrade of my wife cwahsheh and her now active participation I could really see the two of us making this community an even bigger part of our lives as time goes on.
What I have noticed in the past years is that people who are naturally social and friendly with no agenda often tend to stick around more. Those who are 'too' academic, opinionated, sensitive or light-headed tend to burn out rather quickly. So, if you are none of those negatives you should be here for a long while. ;)
With my recent rather long absence from the boards I guess I now fit into a class of people that have hit their online climax due to life getting in the way. As you have said previously JB, many times other priorities in life do affect activity level as well as participation in general. I hope that I am able to reach a new high for a second coming.
Bwren, everyone does, I am yet to see someone who can prove me wrong, the only person who can never climax is me, and though many will say that it is obvious, go to many of the other abandoned Forums and you will see that the Administrator has left the site - it becomes overrun with spam, nonsense and the like. Not here, even in some of my greatest life trials as many of the older heads will know, I have still come - here to serve you and going strong since 2002. ;)
As much as I have been here in the past two years, I have had my own climax in the last couple months. Its not that I don't have anything to say, its just that forum life gets put on the back burner to real life as you know. Of course, that can't happen with you JB, this forum is your life, but do you ever get burned out, even though you keep here strong?
I am getting back in the swing and getting that itch again, its election season with two years left till presidential elections. Looks like a good time to start pounding the boards again!
|JB, this forum is your life, but do you ever get burned out, even though you keep here strong?|
I miss being here so much. There are times I log on but I feel too exhausted to even type one letter, far less a sentence. I believe that when life gets in the way, it may pose as a great challenge for the poster to find the opportunity or time rather, to enjoy perusing and responding to exciting topics. I have not "burned out" or become "fed up" of the forum.
Today is the first day in a long time that I am actually reading and responding to threads. Any chance I can get, I will do my very best to respond to one or two posts. Weekends these days for me, are for cooking, washing, cleaning and most of all, sleeping.
Funny, I was just thinking when you spend too much time on the internet, people complain about not spending enough time in the real world, or you are accused of being anti-social. I don't think people understand how useful and interesting the internet can be. However, on the downside, it does limit your social life and not to mention, it encourages obesity!