The Death of Litnet
by, 03-16-2012 at 05:26 AM (1251 Views)
I use to know so many on this thread, it use to be my sanctuary, the place I came to get away from the daily dread I live every day. Some think im arrogant, but very few see the scared insecure girl hiding behind these eyes. There are those girls that say they are fat or ugly just to get a compliment. than there are those like me who never say it, because we honestly believe it and the standard no your not, just makes us more upset that people lie to us. Society and the mirror imprint on us that we aren't good enough. I remember a time on this thread when I first joined...doesn't seem like 5 years ago for sure....but everyone cared, we where kind more like a family than this abstract click type place we have become. its like jr. high to hich school all over again. the people who claimed to care and be a "friend" suddenly dissapear when I actualy need them to be there. So many gems have left or become hurt from the negativity of this thread, what has happened to our lovely community we once shared? Why is our little thread becoming just like society with clicks, and everyone running around being rude to one another- I remember when we actually HELPED one another, or commented on post from everyone to help them with their writing rather than just browsing to see if our "friends" have posted anything...When is the last time you went to the personal poetry section and commented on a new member, or a recent members post and made them feel welcome. They pour everything into their work (yeah I admit its not always great) but how do you expect them to get better without help. too often they dissapear because their thread only gets 1-2 comments. When I first came my writing wasn't near what it was today- This place is partially the reason I'm the girl I am today. It was the ONE and ONLY good thing in my life for several years, it was positive and I grew in my writing but also in myself. So many where kind to me and told me to go for my dreams that I could do it, to keep writing and not to give up even when life really sucks. And I listened because the advice was genuine. Back than I was 14, a druggie, an alcoholic, being abused and I didn't want to live. Today I'm 19 A model and a business owner, I will have my accounting degree and an associates in theology by the time i'm 21. I have never quit writing and I have remained here and watched this place become a mirror to society and its painful to watch this community die. I wouldn't have become the person I am now, If it wasn't for the community this place was. There are a few that will read this because they still care, and to that I say thank you. Because those same few are responsible for helping me become what I am now. Maybe I'm the only one who sees it, Maybe i'm the only one who feels this way. But I seriously doubt it. The question is what are you going to do about it. Seriously doubt 90% of people will actually read this in its entirety.