Listening to every heart
We once talked about "counting clicks" into a poem - where people just read, but don't respond. It happens all the time. When I read that thread, oh LONG ago...I thought..."if they are just reading and not clicking, it means I'm not grabbing them enough to make them WANT to respond."
And then of course, there is the ego thing...where some might think that ONLY their poetry stands out.
But Passions is a Community. It's much different from the other websites that entertain folks on the Internet. We have lives on and off the monitor.
My advice? Practice your poetry as you would, write and enter into CA now and then, or the other forums, be as comfortable as you can, get to know the folks as you wish; and all will come about in time, including strength and growth in your writing.
You can't be a member for long, and not have something good rub off!