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I Can't Get No Reaction
Yes, yes, I know it's terrible grammar and reminds you of a popular sixties hit. But all that aside, why is that some can't seem to raise a reaction from their fellow writers?
Whenever one of our writing community posts anything on the newsfeed, they often get a reaction or comment from others. Sometimes they seem to get a fair amount of both, and sometimes they get nothing at all. What do you think makes the difference?
Well, owing to the capricious and often fickle nature of human beings, nothing can ever be taken for granted. Strangely enough, posts that usually get the most reactions may seem the most innocuous. However, though innocuous they may be, they do have one thing going for them; they evoke conversation and participation. The may announce a new raffle, a writing contest, or any of a wide range of activities in which others may seek to involve themselves.
The fact is, we all want to be recognized for the things that are important to us. The problem with that is, that what is important to us may not hold the least importance to others, no matter what its inherent worth.
As I have said before, I have zero interest in raffles and contest. If they never again appeared on my screen, I wouldn't miss a beat. As for others, they can't get enough of them. They love the lively party atmosphere. Well, more power to them.
Of course, there is yet another small consideration. Or, maybe it not that small. What some eager and expectant writer post on the feed may not be a good fit for the feed. It might be a better fit for the writer's portfolio.
In the final analysis, not everything is every other man's cup of tea. As my wife likes to constantly remind me: "I don't find it necessary to respond to everything that comes out of your mouth." I guess that's the way it is with the feed.
Originally posted here: "Note: As The Crow Flies I Can'..."