I’ve been pondering how to accomplish this task without burning out, at which point I’m of no use to anyone. Going over scenarios. Weighing this approach and that.
If I turn the comments field off, I may as well be talking to myself. I’ll be in the house alone. If I post the comments unmoderated, I could lose touch with you. But moderating each comment means weighing each and, if I decide not to post a comment, then communicating my reasons, sometimes defending my choice, risking your wrath, which does affect me.
Then over to the email and replying to thirty or so before turning to the articles. When I come back to the email, thirty more emails have appeared and the work begins to mount. And so it goes over the day, here, there, here, there, until I’m seeing double.
Sometimes I face seven or more posts from a single person. Folks, I cannot do that and even seeing seven emails from you sends me into a tailspin. You have to realize that there are many hundreds of you and only one of me. It isn’t just you sending me emails. Have mercy on me please.
Then if I have time, do some work mounting quotes to on First Contact and, if I really have some time, write an article, perhaps a series. Then the phone rings or I need to eat or I can’t stay awake any longer. And so it goes.
Notice that the things I love to do and see as my mission in life come last.
And that’s the problem I’m wrestling with – how to have them come first and yet still keep moving forward.
What I confront again and again is that, regrettably, I don’t have time for conversations or making personal connections, especially if they result in more replies. Somehow I have to process the vasana that says I have to keep a conversation going when doing so means I can’t keep moving forward with the baseline of events.
I have to keep moving if I’m to do the main jobs of reporting on what’s happening and interpreting events. Reporting on what’s happening is half mounting quotes to First Contact and half mounting messages to The 2012 Scenario. Interpreting events is half writing intros to articles and half writing articles myself.
Moreover, the amount of really good literature that’s being produced is increasing. Remembrance Day has been happening in the background and I’ve been watching the programs on TV. One of the things that emerged was that the Allies’ naval effort improved over the war years until by the end they were no longer Uboat victims but Uboat hunters. They got better at their job.
And everyone else in this common effort of bringing in the New Era is getting better at their job too and so the flow of good information is increasing.
I see now that I cannot do all the things that need to be done. I have to prioritize – always. Moreover, I have to allow myself breaks or my health just declines until I don’t know what time of day it is and mind and body stop.
I haven’t solved the situation I face yet, even though it’s been good to take some time out to reflect. Hopefully with each version of this site, I’ll solve more of the problems, getting good at the end, just when it’s time to stop.
I’m going to try unmoderating comments for a while and just reading them to stay in contact with you, when I have the time. Unmoderating comments may mean I remove a comment later. I’ll be tinkering with this and that, all in an effort to stay afloat. If we suffer an invasion of people inimical to the cause, I’ll have to go back to moderating or eliminate comments altogether.
We remain a pro-Obama, pro-galactic, pro-peace-and-love site. If that doesn’t work for you, please go elsewhere and leave us to our work. If you’re into redneck comments, just know your comments will never make it to the board so stop and go elsewhere. Give us all a break.
This is developing into a thorough review of our common etiquette.
I really have to ask you not to reply to others negatively through the comment field. If a fight breaks out, it’ll deplete my energy in a day. I’ll have to remove any comment that is negatively directed to another to prevent the possibility of hurt feelings and fights. Please read the article “All Shares are Born Equal.” Just “get” another. Don’t take them on. We all have a long way to go before we reach the other shore. We need to get along if we’re to make it together.
If you write a comment that’s too-too long, just know I won’t even have time to read it much less post it. I can’t stop the show to read a page-long comment. There just isn’t enough to go around.
I’ve turned off Galactic Forum. If anyone hasn’t had a chance to retrieve their favorite post, I’ll briefly turn it back on if you let me know.
I may or may not reply to your emails. If I don’t, it’s not that I don’t care about you. It’s just that I don’t have time to respond. Know that in all probability I read it but must now move on to the next. When there are several hundred of you and one of me, I just have to make choices. I hope you understand. Later on, when we’re all aboard the New Earth, we’ll have time to laugh, reminisce, and catch up.
If anyone wants to take away from me the task of posting the regular articles like Lisa Renee, Lauren Gorgo, Saul, Hilarion, etc. (not SaLuSa), or moderating the comments, I’d be happy to delegate. If not, then I’ll have to do it but something else will suffer.
Having said that, it’s time to strap back on the harmonica and guitar and strike up the band. Fewer instruments. Shorter shows. Less talk. More breaks in between.
Let the show begin.