The results of my Gather survey, Fiction or Games, Selfishness or Sharing, has been nothing less than overwhelming. I've made so many new friends and connections that have such great material to share. I am an awe of what transpired from this survey.
As you all may already now, the sole intention for my survey was to reach out and find other gather people who not only love to read and write whatever, but are avid believers in the process of sharing and commenting on what they read. I didn't care whether they post jokes, hand out free coupons, or let us now how their day was. The fact that they shared their thoughts on their experiences with the connections they have, and how much they wanted to find others who have similar qualities, this was what I was looking for. Regretfully, I see why a few of my connections have left Gather for greener pastures!! Trust me, I'm very upset to have lost them!! However, I'm glad to have been given the opportunity to hook up with them from their blogs and/or websites elsewhere.
Furthermore, after reading everyone's comments, it looks to be that many gatherers are annoyed with giving but not receiving. It also appears that they are looking for people who will share in the fun of publishing their hard work and receiving comments. I was extremely impressed with many of these comments.
Nonetheless, as I aforementioned, my goal was to find those willing to give and take. And I'm so happy to say I now have 6 more connections to share in the fine craft of writing. As new readers have been coming in to read my survey article, I'm still busy networking and making decisions and my connection numbers will inevitably rise. Yet, right now I couldn't be happier with those I have already connected with. From the moment we connected, we began sharing each others articles and enjoying each others comments.
Finally I would like to make public my appreciation for my new found friends and how much I appreciate the quick commitment to reading my extended short story "The Plan". Honestly, they did not need to jump into a 9 part story on their first pick of my articles, but they did and I am so thankful. Now they are waiting for the conclusion and will not be disappointed. I am in the final draft and hope to post this eve. Isn't it great to be on vacation from work? I'm enjoying it!!
Anyway, I would like to take this final moment to not only give them recognition and praise for such great material they have published here on Gather thus far, but to invite you to read their work and possibly ask them to connect with you so we could all be one big connection group who shares. We do not need to read every single article our connections post, but grabbing one or two as you scroll down your "Articles for Me" list doesn't hurt either. However, if you are not able to make the commitment of sharing, giving and receiving, and playing nice, please do not ask to connect with these people as they already had those types of connections who post, post, post, but never give back.
My new friends I found from my survey article are:
Kathleen L. http://bluezkattx.gather.com/
Dawn M. http://butterflydawn.gather.com/
Iris J. http://blueiris.gather.com/
Travis B. http://sassquatch.gather.com/
Jamie g. http://jamieg74.gather.com/
Mona D. http://monacake.gather.com/
A Mended Soul. http://amendedsoul.gather.com/
OK. I HOPE I HAVE NOT MISSED ANYONE. I STILL NEED TO READ AND ASK FOR A CONNECTION REQUEST FROM MORE WHO HAVE COMMENTED ON MY REPOST YESTERDAY. IT ALL TAKES TIME BUT SO WORTH THE EFFORT.
THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH AND I HOPE THIS ARTICLE WILL HELP YOU TO MEET OTHERS WHO LOVE TO GIVE AND RECEIVE. LETS UNITE AND BUILD A BETTER MORE PRODUCTIVE CONNECTION GROUP.