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Blog Posted:2/15/2017 9:21:00 AM

It saddens me to see new poets arrive at Soup only to be ignored. This is supposed to be such an accepting and inspiring community of people but what I see is nothing different than many other poetry sites I have been involved with, if you can’t break into a clique, your poetry doesn’t matter. It was the same for me when I first arrived here. After a few weeks I was ready to leave. I spent all of my time reading and commenting on poetry, that I found inspiring and learned a lot from, hoping to be accepted. I have since made many good friends here and met so many wonderfully talented poets. If it wasn't for a few caring poets on the site at the time who felt my frustration and asked me to give it a chance, I would have left. But this is not about me, though maybe who I once was here. I do try to read and comment on as many new poets as I can because I want them to feel welcomed here, but still it seems each time I do go in to read a new poet, I am the only one. Now that is not 100% of the time but it is most of time. I realize there are only so many hours in the day to read poetry and many of us are very busy during these times, but I am challenging you (Soupers) to find one new poet a day (or a week) and read them and leave a comment.  Welcome them to Soup, make them feel comfortable, let them know that their poetry matters. We want people to be encouraged to stay here and share with all of us and I can assure you, I know from personal experience, that when a poet writes a poem, pours his or her heart out into it, is really proud of what they have written and they post it to see 10,20,30 views or more and not one person can say anything nice about their poem, it hurts and it hurts deeply. It makes you want to leave. I make you feel like your poetry sucks.

 

Now I know I am basically nobody here, I haven’t been here that long and no one owes me anything, I get that. But think about it, think about how many times you have posted a poem and had it ignored, how does that feel? And I know many will say, I write only for myself and my question would be, then why post it? We post poems to know if others like what we write, if our words somehow touch another, maybe make them smile or better yet, make them feel they are not alone in whatever emotion they may be dealing with at the time. Most of us write to express a feeling, send a message, get things off of our chests or hoping that by writing about it, it will help alleviate some of the pain we are feeling at the time. I love being here and want to try to make this the best poetry site on the web and I am sure many of you feel the same way. I’m just the only one dumb enough to say anything about it.  Ok, I’ll shut up now.     

 

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Date: 4/5/2017 8:18:00 PM
Chris, I feel your pain as well. Though I must admit that I would guess that most don't consider my works as poetry. I have had a few people that are regulars and for those I am thankful. Most of what I do are rhyme type poems which I would guess most don't think are. Oh well, I prefer to keep it simple and not so deep as many on here are. I'm not Poe or Hemmingway just a guy that would like to help others smile. I myself would prefer to see more criticism. Maybe a setting as a member when you join as to the level of feedback you would like? Also, not sure how but it looks as if paying members can receive more feedback? How or why is that? Best of luck in your endeavors.
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Date: 3/31/2017 2:10:00 AM
I have a poem with 904 "hits" and 3 dated comments. I've never received a negative comment nor any constructive criticism. Some of what I've read is masterful. I comment on many (positively) and always respond to comments on mine. Is PS supposed to be a poetry country club? Clearly there is favoritism (e.g., repeating rotation POTD authors) but it isn't overtly exclusive. This is a "comfy" site. I share some of your angst. With 80K(?) poets how come the same 50 always win-place-show? However, I ain't gone leave. Thx for posting. :-)))
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Date: 2/28/2017 10:51:00 AM
I agree Chris although that has not been my personal experience. I was welcomed here when I started about a year and a half ago. My first poem was well received, but you're right I have many poems with 500 even a thousand views with only one or maybe no comment. Makes you feel like it's not good, but then why would so many read it then? I think it's just laziness. Good topic!
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Chris Green
Date: 2/28/2017 7:44:00 PM
It may be as you say John, laziness but I will never get it. if you are going to take the time to read a poem, say something. To me it is ignorance. Honestly, why do any of us post poems on a site like this, it isn't just to se how it looks on a screen, it is to hear other's opinions on our work. Maybe I am just stupid, but I don't get it. Is it that hard to say something? I really don't think this site does enough to promote commenting or reviews, but it's not my site.
Date: 2/26/2017 7:13:00 AM
From one of the relatively new members on poetry soup (I don't honestly feel worthy of the term poet yet) I want to thank you Chris and all the others who have commented on my poems, you have made me feel welcome and you encourage and inspire me to continue. I'm loving reading all the wonderful poems written on this site and I'm hoping that some of your brilliance will one day rub off on me. BIG THANKS to you all.
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Date: 2/28/2017 7:37:00 PM
Elizabeth, you are definitely worthy of the title of poet. I have read your work. I am thrilled you have been made to feel welcomed here. That is how it is supposed to be.
Date: 2/22/2017 8:51:00 PM
Chris, definitely agree that it's a good thing to comment, especially for new people on PoetrySoup. I'll take a swath of submissions from the "Poems - New (All)" link on the left side of the webpage, and read everything; have even made it all the way through the 200 that show, a few times. Despite the nonresponsiveness of some poets, it's also a good way to induce some to read your own poems. There are some who bemoan the lack of comments on their poems. I did a lot of commenting when I was brand new to PoetrySoup and whammo I got some comments back, right away. The blogs, and especially - the forum - seem to have inordinately low views and usage.
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Date: 2/23/2017 9:09:00 AM
I am guilty on your blog/forum comment. I remember someone writing me a few month ago asking did I see what someone had written on the blog page? My response was, what blog page? That's why I think a handbook for new soupers would be nice. As far as commenting, I cut my teeth on other sites so I knew it was read and comment as much as you can to meet poets and receive comments in return. Thanks for reading my friend.
Date: 2/19/2017 5:46:00 PM
Good topic Chris. Strange, I have the opposite problem; I was warmly welcomed and very much appreciated when I first came here, being the number one ranked new poet for weeks, but now there is a considerable drop off of comments than before. I am only saying this in part because others have mentioned the same thing. As for my 'problem' it was only natural; I had long absences and had little time for posting, let alone comments. It is a miracle people still comment or read my poems. For those who have still stood by me and showered me in praise I am deeply grateful. The sheer amount of poets and new poets on this site makes it almost impossible to get around to everyone.
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Keith O.J. Hunt
Date: 2/21/2017 9:34:00 PM
Ah, but love sells Chris, if you do it well they will come....you do it well, so don't despair;-)
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Chris Green
Date: 2/21/2017 12:29:00 PM
Thanks for commenting Keith and I know how that feels too. This site can be very overwhelming at times and I do see readers leaving more than I see them coming, but I usually write love poetry and have been told many times over, people get tired of love poetry. Maybe someday I will realize that. : )
Date: 2/19/2017 8:38:00 AM
Chris, there was a time when I used to watch out unobtrusively for new members, and also try to visit poems which had no comments. Despite the effort I hardly ever got any response. After reading this blog earlier this week, I decided on an experiment: I went on 'new poems' and commented on the first ten on the list that came up; since then I had 1 acknowledgement....
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Date: 2/21/2017 12:27:00 PM
I understand Paul, I experience the same thing, but out of 10, if I make one feel more comfortable, then it is worth it to me. And yes, it is disheartening at times to spend the energy to comment and hope the poet at least says thank you, only to end up with nothing. Maybe discouraging is a better word, but if it wasn't for some taking a chance on me and getting to know me and my work better, I might not be here right now. It was hard in the beginning, trying to fit in.
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Paul Callus
Date: 2/19/2017 8:41:00 AM
Apart from that I found a couple of new comers and commented more than once on different days; still awaiting some kind of response...
Date: 2/19/2017 12:21:00 AM
That Handbook for new Soupers.... I think that's a good idea really, but how to get it to them? How to? How? :) I'd like to see this happen.
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 2/19/2017 12:51:00 PM
I suggest a welcome e mail from poetry soup when someone joins the site - just basic information about commenting and becoming part of the community and joining contests etc:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 2/18/2017 3:25:00 AM
we used to have ' greeters' on soup; during my time i remember carol brown welcoming me... perhaps we an ask a few to do this for us?... anne, PD, skat were good at this, cris.. i'll try my best to check them out... huggs
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Date: 2/21/2017 12:23:00 PM
Thanks for reading and commenting on this blog Nette and thank you for understanding what I was trying to get across. If all of just try a little, it can make a big difference to a new poet.
Date: 2/17/2017 6:59:00 AM
I often 'pick up' new poets and leave comments on their work. I also show them how to get more involved in the community, which is often the way to get others to respond to your poetry. I learned that the hard way. For me it was also because I found (and sometimes still find) the site hard to navigate. But it gradually gets better. Yes, talk to new people, show them the contest section. Explain how commenting and REPLYING (equally important) to comments...
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 2/17/2017 10:00:00 AM
So true, Darren. I had to ask different people how to do SOUP messages!! Finally someone explained it! Same with centering poems when posting them and other things I had to learn by trial and error until nice people helped me to know!
Date: 2/16/2017 8:38:00 PM
by the way, you are a fast learner and I am one of your biggest fans! If you want to talk about the reply button, I have tons to say about THAT, but now I am off to make dinner! Have a good night.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 2/17/2017 9:58:00 AM
Lots of people do blogs on this topic and yet things just stay the same. Sadly, some new people do not seem to realize that there is a lot to be learned by coming to the blogs. I used to read them when I first started here. it really helped me to figure out how things worked here! You are good to care. If I had more time, I would look at more newbies and encourage them. I have let many of them through the years understand how it works here. I am happy for the ones who took my advice and became participants in this community.
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Date: 2/17/2017 8:17:00 AM
I agree Andrea, they do need to learn the ropes and find their way around and it really isn't rocket science that you need to read and communicate and share to find poets you like and who like you. I just saw so many poems by new poets that had 25+ views and not a single comment. The way I see it, if we have the time to view the poem, we should have a minute to say something. But I also realize that some we view aren't our taste or a subject matter that we care to comment on. I was just trying to help with this blog.
Date: 2/16/2017 8:36:00 PM
Chris, I think people make themselves learn the things they need to learn if they want to be successful. For example, I am very bad at techno things but I love tv. So I made myself learn how to work a DVR and my hubbie does not even know how to do it! Same here at Soup. I went around looking at what everyone was doing and asked questions. That is how i learned. I commented to 100 people a day after reading their poems and figuring out who I really liked to read. I only got responses back from less than 1/4 of them. But after years of doing this, I found many friends! People need to just learn the ropes! If it matters to them, they will succeed! That's my two cents!
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Date: 2/16/2017 3:25:00 PM
Cont-more new poets...yet still holding on to reading the oldie ones..and present poet friends...Great Blog..I always knew..you'd be one of the community builders here..Glad you posted this...Charmaine :)
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Date: 2/17/2017 8:13:00 AM
Thanks Charmaine for your wonderful comments and I understand about time and life and everything else getting in the way. This world is a busy place anymore and I am just trying to promote a little awareness and if it helps, then that is a good thing.
Date: 2/16/2017 3:22:00 PM
Hi Chris,thanks for sharing this blog.My time is indeed limited,and at times its hard to read all the poets I really wish to read.There are those poets I call oldies whom I' ve read since I joined here eight yrs ago,there are others who I got to read throughout the yrs including you,and newbies I'm trying to add to mylist..The only thing that saddens me is that many times I don't have time to reply with a thankyou for tbe comments received..I havecto choose between commenting and reading or replying..Commenting comes first for me..I wish I had more hrs to tell you how much I appreciate each and everyone of you.I try to be everybody's friend..Im gonna take your advice,trying to read more
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Date: 2/16/2017 6:35:00 AM
if connie wanted to light a fire she could. but who would get burned? but let this be her castle in the sky ... by all means.
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Date: 2/16/2017 4:41:00 AM
When I joined we had skat , silent one, poet destroyer who made it their business to comment on all new poets made me smile and I still feel a connection with these poets for their kindness , must have taken a while to do this for every new poet . stephen
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Date: 2/16/2017 6:25:00 AM
You are right Stephen and the reason behind this blog is to only promote awareness of new poets. It does take time and it is not easy but it can be easier if a few of us tried a little harder to help. :)
Date: 2/16/2017 3:18:00 AM
This is up to the admin to , instead of featuring poem of the day/week, perhaps feature a list of new poets for that week, and then just select a poem from one as...a " new poet " ...however this site is tired now, same same same...praise praise praise , it's just a very sad jaded place to wallow, I pop in to test a little write now and then, but I don't expect comments...I just got a few that like my Writes...cliques....indeed they are rife, but a clique of dormant poets is less than inspiring ....I bet you haven't had a bad review yet? .....on my way
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ANTHONY MARK
Date: 2/16/2017 1:31:00 PM
I only really comment when I see something wrong or right....but a general indifference means no comment...I'm not intelligent to give a critique, but I can say something's crap or good and why? I think that...lol...
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Chris Green
Date: 2/16/2017 8:40:00 AM
Damn, I was hoping for a dollar.
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Chris Green
Date: 2/16/2017 6:24:00 AM
There is a site called Scribophile you might like. It is a no holds barred site and the people there will dissect and critique every word, every syllable, every phrase of your poem. It is the exact opposite of this site. You can't just say you like or dislike a poem, you have to say why and offer constructive criticism or you will be removed from the site. That sounds like something you might enjoy. As far as if I have had a bad review...I have, a few and they don't bother me at all.
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Date: 2/16/2017 6:20:00 AM
There is a list posted every day of the new poets on the site in order of the dates they signed up, I check it daily. As far as tired and the same, that is your opinion and you are entitled to that. It does cause me to ask why then would you post material here to test it out if you don't care what the people have to say, that seems like a waste of time to me?
Date: 2/15/2017 6:18:00 PM
Hi Chris, I am with you 100%. I was a new poet here and wanted to be accepted in this soup community. Don't get me wrong I haven't really reached out to that many new soupers because I have a new job and I'm just trying to raise my young family. But I definitely understand your point and I'm with you 100 %. I will try to reach out to the new poets a little better because overall this a great community. Thank you so much for sharing such a blog:-)Alexis
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Date: 2/16/2017 6:15:00 AM
Thanks so very much Alexis, I knew I could count on you to understand and I know there are only so many hours in the day and when trying to raise a family, that doesn't leave too much time for ourselves. I appreciate you my friend.
Date: 2/15/2017 6:08:00 PM
Sorry, Chris...I think we're getting off track. I'm going to take these few minutes before my kid's bathtime to go greet a few new poets. Thanks for the blog.
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Date: 2/15/2017 6:10:00 PM
Thanks Rhonda, it sure does look a little off track below. :) Have a great night.
Date: 2/15/2017 5:36:00 PM
I try to make comments on many of the newer poets when time allows. I used to love the welcome wagon ladies but unfortunately they have been put off by the criticism that their comments weren't legitimate. If it wasn't for their encouragement I would have given up poetry and just kept my feelings bottled up. The sad part is most of those doing the complaining consider themselves followers of our Lord Jesus Christ. It sure pains me to say this but He sees who just spout off His words without living them...Thanks Chris
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 2/15/2017 5:59:00 PM
Tim, I was delighted to get my first comment from the 'welcome committee' it really boosted my self esteem and without that initial contact I doubt I would have flourished like I have. I would never 'critique' a poem as I do not consider I have the expertise myself. If I see a glaring error I will soupmail someone but not leave it in a comment. I have seen too much bullying here where people have left because of such critique :-( hugs Jan xx
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Tim Smith
Date: 2/15/2017 5:55:00 PM
No live the words not just preach them at others
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Rhonda Johnson-Saunders
Date: 2/15/2017 5:38:00 PM
Sorry, Tim. My reply was for Tommy.
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Rhonda Johnson-Saunders
Date: 2/15/2017 5:37:00 PM
Yes, it's just my opinion, but personally, I appreciate it more when someone reads my poem and thanks me for my visit on their page. BW is great at this. It's not that I don't see your point. I think it's a personal choice, but I'm certainly no diva...lol.
Date: 2/15/2017 5:21:00 PM
Hi Chris, I've been on and off this site for a few years now, and I completely agree with you. When I've been gone, I've had to work very hard to get people to read my poetry again (like now). It doesn't hurt my feelings because I understand how it works. However, I know others don't know this. Without the kindness of poet's like Andrea, Anne Lise, Carol, PD, Vienna and others that are no longer with us, I probably would not have lasted a month. I name them because I want them to know how much they're kindness is appreciated. I will try to read more new poet's work as time permits. (Cont)
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 2/16/2017 8:32:00 PM
Rhonda. I have been busy all week and finally am seeing this sweet comment you made about me and others who comment to poets. I love your poetry, Rhonda and I wish I had time to find all the newbies who write like you do at Soup. Time is so hard to come by!! But when I am here, I try like the dickens to read all that I can!! Please don't go away AGAIN, Rhonda!!
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 2/15/2017 6:16:00 PM
Comment jumped again. I must sound like a jibbering idiot to you, Rhonda. There's a good reason for that :D
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 2/15/2017 6:13:00 PM
Anything out of a keg or a barrel, mate!
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Rhonda Johnson-Saunders
Date: 2/15/2017 6:05:00 PM
It doesn't changed the fact that more comments were posted on poet's pages before the feature. I get a lot more thank yous now than comments on my poems pages...???. Which would you prefer?? Maybe my poems just suck...lol.
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Rhonda Johnson-Saunders
Date: 2/15/2017 5:56:00 PM
Yes, plenty of time, but looking back, I received a lot more comments before the feature was added. We had no choice but go to the other poet's page to thank them, and then of course, there was a greater chance that poems got read ...just common sense.
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 2/15/2017 5:44:00 PM
Sorry Rhonda. Comment jumped.
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 2/15/2017 5:43:00 PM
And what about the other two musketeers...Craig and Cyndi? Is there any truth to the rumour that Craig is in line to be Trump's new National Security Advisor? Watch this space!
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Rhonda Johnson-Saunders
Date: 2/15/2017 5:41:00 PM
Tommy, I've been here since 2011, I think. I don't think the reply feature was added until 2014 or 15. I'd have to check, though.
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Chris Green
Date: 2/15/2017 5:32:00 PM
As far as the thanking, each person does things differently, I am just someone who feels if a poet takes the time to read and comment on a poem of mine I should say thank you, though I have noticed it is not something many do here and perhaps it is because the reply button didn't exist. I wasn't aware of that. Thank you again for commenting on this blog.
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Rhonda Johnson-Saunders
Date: 2/15/2017 5:32:00 PM
That's ok, Tommy, but I agree with you 100 percent. I don't like to be critical of other's work (after all, what do I know, but I like what I like). If I don't like a poem, I'd rather say nothing than put a copy paste comment.
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Chris Green
Date: 2/15/2017 5:29:00 PM
Hi Rhonda, I know most of these poets you have written about and they are all wonderful and I have enjoyed sharing with them. It is a struggle at times and I was just trying to help out because we were all knew here at one time and I know how it feels to feel like you don't belong. On to your second part.
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Rhonda Johnson-Saunders
Date: 2/15/2017 5:26:00 PM
As for thanking every commenter on my pages, I would rather use my limited time to read they're poems in return. When I started here, there was no reply feature and I think it was better that way. We had no choice but to go to the other poet's pages. Sometimes I forget to even look at my replies section just because my habit is to go directly to the commenter' poems. (just my opinion)
Date: 2/15/2017 5:18:00 PM
New poets, old poets - we all value encouragement, inclusion and validation. I was greeted like many here when I joined by the two no longer active on this site. I was delighted to receive their welcome until I realised it was just a cut and paste. Just another one of life's illusions!
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 2/15/2017 5:55:00 PM
Tommy, I need a drink. Pour me a glass of that grapejuice you're swilling will ya!
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 2/15/2017 5:50:00 PM
I just have a thing about fake sincerity. That's probably why I don't comment as much as I should.
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Chris Green
Date: 2/15/2017 5:35:00 PM
Life is full of illusions, I didn't realize at the time it was cut and paste and even if it was, it probably wouldn't have bothered me so much, I liked the gesture. But that is beside the point, I am just trying to create a little awareness for new poets on the site. Thanks for commenting.
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 2/15/2017 5:31:00 PM
Ruben you say. Where is "don't cry for me Argentina" these days? On the beach sipping margaritas sticking pins in his Donald Trump doll!!
Date: 2/15/2017 1:31:00 PM
Another tip is to ensure you fill the categories section on your submission with four or five aspects if at all possible.In my experience over 10 years is that some folk follow particular categories that are of interest to them.
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Chris Green
Date: 2/15/2017 1:34:00 PM
More good advice, like I told Jan below, maybe we should come up with a Handbook or New Poets on Soup to post here on the blog page.
Date: 2/15/2017 1:16:00 PM
Chris perhaps the best tip for a newcomer is to become known.This will take a while and will need persistence. Enter contests, (if a PM sponsor a contest)join in with blog comments blog comments.Read and comment .
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Chris Green
Date: 2/15/2017 1:27:00 PM
Thanks Brian and that is some good suggestions. I'm just trying to help new poets feel more welcome. I appreciate you stopping by.
Date: 2/15/2017 10:34:00 AM
You make many good points Chris. When I first joined there was a 'welcoming committee' which seemed to comprise and they did a fabulous job yet I know they got criticism for leaving a 'cut and paste' comment and now 2 of them are no longer active on the site. I think soup should give a 'welcome message' in an e mail to new members telling them how to respond to comments and to also make them to other people who will hopefully reciprocate. I admit I am not as active as I was on soup and I have seen a general apathy over recent months but it is always the same at this time of year and we have to be mindful that people have busy lives and also health issues can prevent people from being here
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Chris Green
Date: 2/15/2017 11:13:00 AM
Thanks Jan and yes I know people are busy and life gets in the way, I guess in my long winded fashion I was just trying to help the new poets and ask that we pick one a day or a week and leave a comment to help them feel welcomed. I was welcomed by the people who did that when I first got here, but you are right, that doesn't happen anymore. Maybe I should post a blog, "A Handbook for New Poets on Soup" :)
Date: 2/15/2017 9:50:00 AM
Chris I understand your frustration and theirs but at some point the new poet has to lay down their sensitivity and engage the other poets, when I came to this site I quickly realized there were poets here that were here to stay, they all had a star on there posts, I read every poem that had a star by it and left comments and not just your poem is great comments rather a one or two line poem that spoke to their poem creating interest..it took a while but the gates opened and now I'm here to stay..I still read new poets from time to time and leave comments but still any new poet needs to keep reaching out and they need to understand there are a lot of poets on this site, they will be found
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Frederic Parker
Date: 2/15/2017 12:19:00 PM
Chris my name didn't have a star either, my point was as a new poet I knew those were the poets where I would leave a comment for they would most likely respond as for being sensitive.. there is sensitive and there is overly sensitive, as you say its a poetry site you don't need to be a poet to know how to reach out to people, the ones that learn how will, the ones that never learn how won't
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Chris Green
Date: 2/15/2017 11:09:00 AM
I understand that Frederic and I know how it works on these sites, I have been on a few and it does take work but not everyone knows this and poets are a strange breed, most (some) take everything personally and 30 views and no comments will indicate that no one likes their work. I know I got long winded in this...I usually do but my point was let's read one a day or at least one a week and leave a comment. If they don't respond then at least we tried. As far as stars next to the name...my name didn't have a star next to it the first few months I was here, some need to make sure they like the place before they hand over their money and to be perfectly honest, I was the recipient of a gift membership

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My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
6/27/2017 Closer still Rhymelove,sensual,
6/27/2017 I didn't answer, I didn't need to Free verselove,
6/27/2017 Touches of sorrow - Sharon's Acrostic Acrosticheartbroken,lost love,sad
6/26/2017 The Cottonmouth King Dramatic monologuedark,myth,
6/23/2017 Forever falling Rhymelove,night,summer,
6/22/2017 For what shall come of morning tides Rhymelost love,ocean,sea,
6/12/2017 Melodic voice Free versegood morning,
6/8/2017 Awaiting the rush Free versegood night,
6/8/2017 I told the sun - for Darren White Rhymefriend,
6/8/2017 Better than Rhymefun,happy,love,
6/8/2017 Diamonds in a dumpster Free verseloneliness,lost love,
6/8/2017 Free Refills Monokuencouraging,
6/8/2017 Love Poetry Free verselove,poetry,
6/8/2017 Windswept dreams Free versegood morning,
6/7/2017 Twilight composers - Repost Rhymegood night,
6/7/2017 A poem on a tissue Free versefriendship,heartbroken,po
6/7/2017 The Key Free versehurt,jealousy,sad,
6/7/2017 Finding stuff Rhymefun,happy,love,
6/7/2017 No better days Rhymegood morning,
6/6/2017 All alone together Rhymegood night,
6/6/2017 Make a wish Rhymelove,stars,
6/6/2017 Gone Free verseheartbreak,lost love,sad,
6/6/2017 Bleeding on paper Free versepoetry,
6/6/2017 Love one another Rhymehappiness,love,peace,
6/6/2017 Will you walk it with me Free versegood morning,
6/5/2017 If you were mine Free versegood night,
6/5/2017 She collected sea shells, I collected sand - Repost Rhymebeach,fun,love,sea,
6/5/2017 Remind me of you Rhymebeauty,nature,song,sound,
6/1/2017 Sapphire teardrops Rhymegood night,
6/1/2017 Collecting teardrops Free versefriendship,lost,
6/1/2017 Drop cloth dreams Free verseart,lost,sad,
6/1/2017 I see the sky Free verseloneliness,
6/1/2017 I seek not its light Free versegood morning,
5/31/2017 Every moment Rhymegood night,
5/31/2017 Here on the edge of good reason Pantoumfun,imagination,seasons,
5/31/2017 Suspended from a cloud Free versebeach,imagery,sensual,
5/31/2017 I know that I should not have looked Rhymeimagination,scary,
5/31/2017 Moonbeam departures Free versegood morning,
5/30/2017 On an afternoon like this Rhymelove,rain,sunshine,
5/30/2017 Nothing left to write Free versepoetry,writing,
5/30/2017 Always Free versegood morning,
5/29/2017 Vying, not prying, but then crying Free verseheartbroken,lost,
5/29/2017 Another dream Free verseheartbreak,lost love,
5/29/2017 When I look at you Rhymegood morning,
5/26/2017 Twilight shadows sigh Free versegood night,
5/26/2017 Merely a taste Free versedark,
5/25/2017 The serenity of our perfect love Free versegood night,
5/25/2017 I am lost Free versebeauty,nature,
5/25/2017 The flavor of our love Free versegood morning,
5/24/2017 Forever Wishes Rhymegood night,
5/24/2017 Tossing my tears Rhymecry,loneliness,sad,
5/24/2017 as I kissed you - compact poem Free versekiss,
5/24/2017 Her arms are open Free verseimagination,loneliness,lo
5/24/2017 This poem is for you Rhymegood morning,
5/23/2017 Silent Desires Free versegood night,sensual,
5/23/2017 Where is the moon Rhymelonely,moon,sad,
5/23/2017 At least for a few hours Free versedestiny,dream,loneliness,
5/23/2017 It matters not Rhymefriendship,
5/23/2017 Facing the sunrise Free versegood morning,
5/22/2017 Warm summer night Rhymegood night,
5/22/2017 Ripping my sanity Rhymedark,lost,poetry,
5/22/2017 A Giant Ball of String Rhymefun,happy,love,
5/22/2017 Beneath the Arbor Rhymegood morning,
5/19/2017 Dawn's Serenade Free versegood night,
5/19/2017 Echoes Free verselove,
5/19/2017 What's fair is fair Free versefashion,humor,men,women,
5/19/2017 Morning horizons and sweet sunrise kisses Rhymegood morning,
5/18/2017 Promised love Rhymegood night,
5/15/2017 Smiling moons and stories told Rhymegood night,
5/15/2017 Nothing more than a pretty smile - repost Free verseadventure,fantasy,imagina
5/15/2017 Let it rain Rhymegood morning,
5/12/2017 My angel of the waters Rhymegood night,
5/12/2017 Hoping to hear Rhymeloneliness,
5/12/2017 Your silence Free verseloneliness,
5/12/2017 A beautiful day Free versegood morning,
5/11/2017 Beneath enchanted skies Rhymegood night,sensual,
5/11/2017 Standing alone on this beach Free verselost love,
5/11/2017 A room filled with sadness Rhymelost love,
5/11/2017 Sunrise wishes and morning kisses Rhymegood morning,
5/10/2017 Lost in this realm Rhymegood night,
5/10/2017 Needing a fix Free versehappy,heartbroken,
5/10/2017 And we are happy Free versehappiness,love,nature,
5/10/2017 Springtime dawns Free versegood morning,
5/9/2017 No matter where Free versegood night,
5/9/2017 Kiss me Rhymekiss,love,
5/9/2017 Than this morning Rhymegood morning,
5/8/2017 Alone together Free versegood night,
5/8/2017 The Locket Rhymeage,love,
5/8/2017 The greatest thing Rhymelove,
5/8/2017 Often I wonder, is it worth it Free versegood morning,
5/5/2017 Moon thoughts Free versegood night,
5/5/2017 Our Way Back Home Rhymehome,storm,
5/5/2017 And the earth weeps Free verseloss,sorrow,
5/5/2017 Poems have their verses Rhymelove,
5/5/2017 Only Seventeen Rhymeage,image,sad,
5/5/2017 A Composition of Love Rhymegood morning,
5/4/2017 Twilight Dreaming Rhymegood night,
5/4/2017 The Fearless Four plus one Rhymeadventure,children,fun,
5/4/2017 My sadness wears a smile - Repost Free verselost love,
5/4/2017 Still I stand and wonder Rhymegood morning,

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Fav Poems

PoemTitleFormCategories
Fleeting Dreams Free verseabsence,dream,fantasy,
If I Could Quatrainloneliness,
My Artisan Memory Rhymeart,beautiful,woman,
The Blue Collar Guy Free versefantasy,poverty,
When First Magnolia Blooms Free verseabsence,
Goodnight Soupers - for Chris Green Lyricencouraging,friend,friend
Love me in Black and White Lyriclove,music,race,romantic,

Fav Poets

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Paloma P United States Flag United States Read
Charmaine Chircop Malta Flag Malta Read
Tim Smith United States Flag United States Read
Sunshine Smile Norway Flag Norway Read
SKAT A United States Flag United States Read
Laura Loo United States Flag United States Read
Joe DiMino United States Flag United States Read
Nicola Byrne Ireland Flag Ireland Read
White Wolf Australia Flag Australia Read
Lin Lane United States Flag United States Read
Sophie Duqueny United States Flag United States Read
John Hamilton Canada Flag Canada Read
Grant Norwood New Zealand Flag New Zealand Read
Mystic Rose Canada Flag Canada Read
Heidi Sands United States Flag United States Read
Phil Capitano Canada Flag Canada Read
Victor Buhagiar Malta Flag Malta Read
Jo Daniel India Flag India Read
Kim Rodrigues United States Flag United States Read
Julie Bonenfant United States Flag United States Read
Christy Stover United States Flag United States Read
Inverse Storm United States Flag United States Read
Nayda Ivette Negron Puerto Rico Flag Puerto Rico Read
Carole Duet United States Flag United States Read
Deborah Burch United States Flag United States Read
Akkina Downing United States Flag United States Read
Rhonda Johnson-Saunders United States Flag United States Read
Agnes Krampe United States Flag United States Read
Alexis Y. United States Flag United States Read
Darren White Netherlands Flag Netherlands Read
Sunlite Wanter United States Flag United States Read
JAN ALLISON Isle Of Man Flag Isle Of Man Read
James Andersen United States Flag United States Read
Sara Ella United States Flag United States Read
Elizabeth Kinch United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Connie Marcum Wong United States Flag United States Read