Florida's Foreverly Shores
I think that the majority of members come to this site to
#1 post the poetry they've written
and #2 to read the poetry posted by others.
To write poetry is a pleasure - but posting poetry is not mandated.
To read poetry is a pleasure - but a reply is not mandated.
I liken it to going to the bookstore - browsing the shelves -
deciding what you do or do not wish to purchase -
placing the book you don't wish to purchase back on the shelf -
and purchasing the book you've chosen.
Now if the bookstore told me I couldn't BUY the book
on the first day of the month ... I'd find another bookstore.
It isn't a matter of the number of replies a posted poem gets
that matters here ...
it's about the writing and sharing of poetry.
It's about reading - and replying if you wish.
I don't believe that a restricted posting day
could possibly enhance Passions.
Some poetry is going to get read more often -
and replied to more often ...
for the same reasons that some books are bought more often at the bookstore ... because they are the choice of the reader/buyer.
By focusing on the number of replies, I feel that the emphasis is taken away from the poetry.
In my opinion, this type of restriction isn't necessary
to accomplish more participation in replies.
I believe most of the participants here do reply
to at least two others each time they are on.
There are members who only have time
(expense of online time being a factor)
to post a poem or two ... and reply to a few.
The interaction of courteous members here covers the broad spectrum of the boards quite nicely.
Thanks for the opportunity to air my views on this matter.
~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~