Member Rara Avis
I have a tendency at times to bite off a bit more than I can chew. Okay, okay, those of you who know me so well and are smiling so knowingly - I'll admit it: I almost always bite off more than I can chew. I over-estimate my abilities and under-estimate the amount of time something will take. I start new projects before old projects are finished, and am constantly surprised when one of them blossoms into a full-time occupation (or preoccupation, as the case may be). I typically have a score of things I should be doing, and a hundred more simmering on the back burner, waiting to start. That's my self-induced life story and, trust me, I'm much too old to change.
Unfortunately, I sometimes look down at my feet and see a few balls rolling around on the floor, balls that I have inadvertently dropped. Digital Passions, sad to say, is one of those balls.
What is Digital Passions? It's the newsletter that several thousand people have signed up to receive from Passions - and many of whom are still patiently awaiting their first issue. We did put out one issue, to about 1,000 subscribers, but that was about the time Passions really took off and I became inundated with poems to edit. And, uh, okay, a few other projects, too (like this forum). To be honest, I never really heard the splat at my feet. But I'm still getting about a score of people every day that sign up for the newsletter, and as that dropped ball grows larger it's starting to represent a real danger of tripping.
We have a lot of great writers on the forums, and it occurred to me that maybe someone would like to contribute some time and talent to become our first official Digital Passion Editor. I'd also like to encourage those who might be interested in contributing articles about writing, about poetry, about anything that might be enjoyed by a very eclectic group of culturally-inclined readers. You can take a look at our first (and only) issue at the main site: Digital Passions, and see if it sounds like something you think would be fun to do. While we're not tied to this format (I always listen to good suggestions), I think it represents the mix of poetry and prose that I had in mind when I started.
So, is anyone up for rescuing a dropped ball and running with it?