July 10, 2012 - 7:45am — cicadia
Over the course of...maybe a year, maybe two, I think all long time players who've been involved enough have noticed a downturn in the site's traffic. With that, it's quality...for some of us, the 'magic'. I know so, so many who've quit this site in the past months, just because they've lost inspiration, motivation, or feel like they've fallen out of the 'group'. I've been told by a few that this is unavoidable.
However, I disagree.
I think there's something very simple that many of the active players about can do. Simply: Commenting. We're all guilty of it...seeing something, having something to say, but not bothering to type it out. Maybe having a question...maybe telling yourself 'I'll comment on that art later'. And forgetting. Or not involving yourself in a plot, because you believe you need to be in an exclusive group to be welcomed.
I'd like to invite everyone to step outside their boarders. If you have something to say, anything at all to anyone- say it. Even the most simple words can mean something, to some people. The more intricate the better. If you meet someone in the forest, say hello on their bio. If a character is acting strange, ask why. If you like someone's artistic technique, mention so. Find someone you haven't spoken to before, and strike up a spontaneous role play.
Words aren't as insignificant as you might think.
So get out there and make some words for your fellows, TEFc.
I know so many who would appreciate it.