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Ron
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0 posted 07-30-99 02:10 PM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron

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?

DreamEvil
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1 posted 07-30-99 10:04 PM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

I volunteer, with enthusiasm!

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Shall I indulge in flights of fancy hampered by clipped wings?
DreamEvil©


Ron
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2 posted 07-31-99 07:42 AM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron

Thanks for your response, DE. I'll email you more details as soon as we see where this is going to go.

In the meantime, I'll let this thread percolate for a bit. I had hoped to find at least four editors and a few hundred eager writers...
Poet deVine
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3 posted 07-31-99 08:23 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Ron. I can't refuse you anything. Count me in for whatever I can do! This sounds really exciting! I'm sure it's going to be fabulous; everything associated with this site has turned out to be better than any other poetry site on the net.
Craig
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4 posted 07-31-99 09:00 AM       View Profile for Craig   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Craig


I have limited time and even less talent but if there is something I can do to repay the enjoyment I get from Passions let me know and I will endeavor to assist.
Poet deVine
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5 posted 07-31-99 09:05 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

"A foreign correspondent?"
Ron
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6 posted 08-03-99 01:36 AM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron

Sorry for the delayed response, my friends. A Michigan thunder storm Saturday morning fried my phone/answering machine, my modem, and (worst of all) my phone line. Been, uh, disconnected for a few days. But I'm back again! (And the shaking is starting to go away, too!)

I appreciate the offers, of course! A few others have contacted me privately (which is cool), so I think we're almost getting there. I would really like to have enough people involved so (a) we can get a taste of the diversity that makes this place work so well, and (b) so no one has to put in a lot of their free time doing it. Let's get a few more names (which will, not incidentally, give ME time to catch up on a LOT of poetry), and then we'll start making some concrete plans.

Again - thanks!
Poet deVine
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7 posted 08-04-99 10:26 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Check it out~



[This message has been edited by Poet deVine (edited 08-04-99).]
Alwye
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since 06-16-99
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In the space between moments


8 posted 08-04-99 10:57 PM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

If there is anything that I can do, then I am more than willing to lend a hand with this!!

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*Krista Knutson*

"Your kiss upon my face feels like a brush with grace, baby thats all it takes to take me higher..." SHeDaisy
elvira
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since 07-06-99
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9 posted 08-05-99 12:09 AM       View Profile for elvira   Email elvira   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for elvira



[This message has been edited by elvira (edited 08-22-99).]
Nicole
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since 06-23-99
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10 posted 08-05-99 01:42 AM       View Profile for Nicole   Email Nicole   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Nicole

Really don't know how much help I can be, but I'd like to give it a shot!
Angel
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since 07-02-99
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11 posted 08-05-99 01:44 AM       View Profile for Angel   Email Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Angel

I don't know if there is anything I can do, but I would be more than happy to help.
doreen peri
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since 05-25-99
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12 posted 08-05-99 09:27 AM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

Ok, alright... I'd like to help, but fitting it in will be the problem. (That's like singing to the choir, huh?) How often will the newsletter be coming out? Sign me up if you're still recruiting. I'd be interested in writing an article now and again if you have the space.

dp
Sunshine
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Listening to every heart


13 posted 08-05-99 01:53 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

If there's space for me and my credentials are in order, let me know if I can assist. I'm a fairly good editor. Just ask my attorney!

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© KRJ 22 Jul 99
Sunshine
Words will always express our feelings true. ~~~ KRJ
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


JP
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14 posted 08-05-99 02:29 PM       View Profile for JP   Email JP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JP's Home Page   View IP for JP

Count me in if you are still counting
~one voice~
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Billings, MT USA


15 posted 08-06-99 09:13 AM       View Profile for ~one voice~   Email ~one voice~   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ~one voice~

I am more than excited to jump at this wonderful opportunity!!! I am available for anything you may need me to do, so if you need me...... PLEASE holler!!!!

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~onevoice~

"She looked at her life
like lines, never-ending,
constantly forming,
reforming and bending."


Emmy
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16 posted 08-06-99 09:36 PM       View Profile for Emmy   Email Emmy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Emmy's Home Page   View IP for Emmy

Please don't hesitate to call on me if you need me; I'm there, ready, and willing to help out in any way I can. E mail me with specifics if you need to: Goldbug809@aol.com. This sounds like a project that could really go somewhere! Count me in.
Poet deVine
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17 posted 08-29-99 11:08 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine


Christopher
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Purgatorial Incarceration


18 posted 08-31-99 12:56 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

All the voices in my head are volunteering Ron!
"Did not!"
"Yes you did, now be quiet!"
"I wanna go first!"
"Sshh, or he won't let us help!"
 
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