"There is nothing to writing; all you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed." — E. Hem
When the sun rises: marketing, outreach, social media strategist, and Aggie enthusiast for the Education Abroad Center at the University of California, Davis (http://ucdavisabroad.com)
When the moon rises: creator, managing editor, and publisher at the social network/publishing platform for writers, ThinkingTen—A Writer's Playground. What can you create in ten minutes? (http://www.thinkingten.com)
"I have been so slammed this year that I had little time for writing of any kind, not just T10. But you guys where here for me in 2009 at the losest part of my life. You gave me a purpose and hope to move forward. I found a side of that I didnt…"
"This site has created a safe place for me to explore my creativity, my dreams, and dark recesses of my mind. It is a sanctuary, and beautiful virtual community. Thank you to all who participate, and to those who help "keep the lights on".…"
"this has been a rough year for me, and I feel horrid that I've really lapsed on my writing here! 2013 is going to rock the party though, and I really hope to see this stick around. I've directed so many people here, and whether or not…"
"Wow, things happen so quickly.
the long and short of it is that this site, this idea, this place, Thinking 10, is so incredibly beneficial and necessary to writers. I'm always amazed at the people who are devoted to the T10 prompt. …"
"I haven't been on here for a while, but I am so happy to learn that the site will stay open. It is because of this site that I gained the courage to write and not be intimated. Thank you, Kerry Logan and Blake, for all that you have done. Good…"
"Travis, your prompts and incisive comments were instrumental in keeping the site - and our writing - going, I hope under Kerry's banner you'll have time to return to your own writing, and echo Dorothy's thanks."
"Thanks to all who contributed their voices and a special thanks for the kind words passed my way. I'd also like to raise my glass to Kerry for taking over the creative helm. All money raised in the 'T10 Tip Jar' (located along the…"
"I feel the same way many of you do: I've thrived on the contact with the rest of you on this site, I've written things I never would have otherwise, and I'd love to see it keep going. Since August I have been to busy…"
"I am one who is certainly in favor of seeing the site continue since I am partly to blame for the demise as the one who was (or was not) putting up the daily prompts - I did not write much here after I took over the prompts, but I enjoyed the…"
"I haven't posted in a coon's age, mostly because i'm spread so thin as it is, but Blake, I think you did a great service to the community in building this site, and I fully support the new proposed arrangement. If the result is…"
"Don't feel intimidated by the prompts- I promise, this is a fun safe place to play. We are here to support and learn from each other, and generally enjoy the written word together. And thanks for the vote of confidence. "
"I've been absent for months. When I found T-Ten earlier this year, it was perfect timing. I needed prompting to get my writing muscles active and engaged. Currently, the WIP and other story ideas are sustaining me just fine, but I've…"
A slow contributor, but one that agrees on the site remaining open. With someone willing to take over, it would be a shame to close down when everyone appears to be voting 'yes' let's go forward, lets carry on.
Thank you for including me in the daily prompt today. I feel honored that you think my piece is worthy of a little blue url labeled as the inspiration for today. Lifted my feet a few inches off the ground.
Apologies - imprecise use of language - I meant the twenty-four members whose avatars appeared before mine on the Members section. I assume that as each of us logs on for the first time within a set number of hours, our avatar is generated to appear on this Members page, regardless of whether or not there is any subsequent activity.
Thinking about it, it could have been generated by you trawling through various posts ... (DO NOT, whatever you do, tell me I am 'thinking too much'!!)
Blake - thanks for featuring my 'Deserved nickname' story today ,,, but, looking at the featured avatars beneath I am wondering is it REALLY the case that some twenty-four folk have visited while I've been asleep, and not one has commented? Or were they otherwise generated?