The workload just climbs and climbs and some of it is getting a mite more difficult to deal with. I’m receiving an increasing number of requests from people to post something that is dear to their hearts, but may not fit in with the purposes of the site – artwork, personal accounts, websites, videos, poetry, channeled messages, even prophecies.
Some people write and say “you must publish this.” And when I don’t, some even write and protest.
Often I can’t post a really-relevant item because I don’t have room of a day. I can only post so much before readers may find it onerous and the news is just flowing in in these incredible times. An item may not be suitable to the site or readership. But an increasing number of people are responding as if they’re wounded or as if I’ve personally slighted them.
Not sure what to say. The site has a purpose and readers in general expect me not to post items simply as a favor to someone. I have professional standards and credibility to maintain.
Perhaps keep in mind as well that I operate two websites (2012S and First Contact), answer between 100-200 emails a day, oversee one discussion group and try to keep current with another, research, write, manage various teams of volunteers, Skype colleagues, and still have a personal life.
I also now have duties that are totally unrelated to any of these and which I cannot even discuss. That means I usually spend upwards of a 10-hour day doing things and am often up in the wee hours of the night. If I sound a little curt in some responses, I’m probably trying to wade through this rather astonishing workload. It isn’t anything personal.
Admittedly after 11/11/11 I feel myself with more energy and love to handle these tasks, but the workload promises only to increase. I do need you to cut me a wee, wee bit of slack.
So if things don’t go quite the way you’d like it, I apologize. But I cannot accede to every request made of me and I may be at some times a little rushed and a little economical in expression. Please forgive me.