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What's Up with So Many Comments on Comments - Andrea Dietrich's Blog

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Andrea Dietrich grew up in Iowa and now resides in Utah with a spouse and two cats. She has two grown children and three grandchildren. Having graduated BYU with a Spanish major/ESL minor, she has spent most of her adult life teaching. It wasn't until 2000 that she began writing in earnest and discovering her "niche" as a writer of lyrical poetry. The internet opened up a new world for her, and she has spent nearly a decade now participating in poetry clubs, acting as a judge of poetry contests for various magazines and for the website Shadow Poetry, and also, entering poetry contests herself.

Ms. Dietrich has won numerous awards, as well as the title Poet of the Year 2008, from the Yahoo group, Poetry For Thought. In addition, she has won prizes from the magazines Lucidity, Bell's Letters, Art with Words, Poets at Work and SP Quill, the magazine for which she wrote grammar and poetry articles as well as movie reviews and for which she acted as poetry editor for the head editor Marie Summers for six years. Many of her poems have appeared in Shadows Ink, a yearly published series of chapbooks of award winning poetry as well as in numerous other anthologies. Her short stories appeared in many issues of SP Quill and much of her poetry is published in eight chapbooks (the most recent one soon to be published is called Prosies), which can be purchased at Shadowpoetry.com.

What's Up with So Many Comments on Comments

Blog Posted:3/2/2014 11:37:00 AM
Hey, Guys, can someone tell me why so many people are now commenting to MY comments that I make to them at THEIR poems? In the old days, I would just go to my inbox where I can quickly see all comments made to me, and it was so easy for me to see questions people had for me after I had made a comment to them because they were answering me at the place where I was sure to see their comments!

This was a very convenient way to do things. Now I am discovering that more and more people are answering questions and making personal comments to me at their own poetry, but I AM NOT SEEING it!!!! I am getting notifications at my Hotmail that I have received comments on my comments, but I do not have lots of time to be clicking on ten or twenty of these squares and finding my comment to that person underneath their poems. It was so much easier in the old days when I could just come to my own inbox and all the comments to me as well as comments on my poetry were right there in one place. 

Am I the only one who is disenchanted with this system? Is there something I am not getting?? Are people getting points to just make a comment on a comment made to them?? Is that why so many people are just putting beneath every comment they get "thanks for that" ? That is pretty lame. Most of these kinds of comments are simply people saying "thanks" to me. IF they really want me to see their thanks, they need to say it at my own poetry where I am sure to see everything.

Well, I was just wondering what was going on and what the purpose was for initiating this system in the first place. I rarely comment to people's comments under my own poems. I often will do it when someone has said something about my poem and I want to clarify something regarding the poem itself in case other visitors to my poem might see what that person wrote. To leave people a question, I always go directly to THEIR poem to make sure they will see my answer and also I want to read their latest poem!! That's just me. I am glad for the others who still think like I do!!
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Date: 3/10/2014 4:01:00 PM
I consider it good manners to reply to comments left on my page and if asked a question , I have answered it there However, I'm eager to learn but don't be throwing a wobbly when I send a recipe for Parkin to a poem about something serious. Love always. Daz
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Date: 3/8/2014 3:16:00 AM
Or like me just a newbie and didn't even realize what you are saying until now.
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Date: 3/4/2014 12:15:00 PM
i was absent for a day.. good i caught this.. it's better to fo to the poet who commented on upit work for warm interchanges.. we donlt ususlly go back to a poet's pice, thus, how will we know if a 2nd comment was posted?.. mmmm... huggs
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 3/4/2014 4:30:00 PM
Exactly. Well, that is what the notifications are for, Nettie. BUt I just don't want to open them up and go one by one to each one.
Date: 3/4/2014 10:45:00 AM
Hi Andrea, I'm not exactly sure as to why this particular feature was put in here, But I am assuming for several reasons... 1 possibility is to allow for "conversations" between members, maybe to allow for cohesiveness & convenience in participating parties? Another purpose that I think it can serve would be for web traffic purposes? I don't know much, but I am assuming that the more reasons and avenues for members to click & participate in a site, the increase in traffic, more exposure for the site & all that? I really don't care for points, so commenting for that purpose would be wasted on me. I have not been that active here, so I am not affected much by receiving all those notifications..But I sure can imagine how time consuming it would be to click on all those & see the replies to comments, & it could be pretty frustrating. As it is for me, since I am a slow poke, commenting can take forever, what more if I respond to all the comments who comment and comment back. I don't get to spend as much time here, so my tactic is to limit the poems that I post, haha! Sometimes a whole day, couple of days go by & I don't get comments, but I understand why, & it comes as a nice surprise when I get a comment on a poem. Compared to others, I hardly get any comments, and most of the time lately, I only get comments when I comment first to them. I feel guilty as it is if I don't get to comment back right away, but as I am learning, I think most people would understand if I don't do so right away... it can be quite time consuming & you become a hostage somewhat to it.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 3/4/2014 4:29:00 PM
by the way, how the HECK do you get your comments to go through in such a LONG way ??? I get booted off if mine go over a certain length.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 3/4/2014 4:28:00 PM
You are forgiven of ANYTHING, sweetie. YOu so rarely come here, it's just a pleasure to see you!!
Date: 3/3/2014 9:46:00 PM
Hello Andrea, I agree with the majority of the comments I read (in one way or the other). However, I think if we do something International to meet-up in person (via Forum, Television, etc...) starting with the U.S.A. and then so forth aboard back to U.S.A., PoetrySoup can go to the next level. What is your opinion on this idea? Verlena - Oblivion Dark Sunshine
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Verlena S. Walker
Date: 3/4/2014 4:53:00 PM
Okay Andrea... I see... Who at PoetrySoup is over promotions? Verlena
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 3/4/2014 4:27:00 PM
sorry,dear. I am not sure what you are asking me. Don't know about this kind of stuff you are talking about.
Date: 3/3/2014 4:38:00 PM
Hi Andrea, As a newbie to this site i agree with what you are saying. It is rather confusing. While i am guilty of responding to comments made to my poems, i do so because that is where the comment is made...it seems like a conversation. however i do agree with you that it would be great to have everything come to one inbox and be able to respond from that same inbox. To me it does not seem logical to respond to a comment made on one page, on another page. However reading other peoples work and responding to it is a major part of this site, and making and receiving comments is how we can all improve our work. There are a lot of places on this site where people can react and it's confusing
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 3/4/2014 4:25:00 PM
huberta, that is why we used to go to another person's poem and answer them there, since it would be seen in their box. The new way has its advantages I suppose. When the older members remember something we liked better, I guess we can appear pretty picky to newbies!!
Date: 3/3/2014 2:03:00 PM
I noticed the same thing in my latest contest. I agree that it takes way more time to follow replies, and that most of them were senseless. To me, if someone actually takes the time to read my poetry and comment, that says a whole lot more than a thank you with a misspelled name. So far as I know they are not getting points for it. It seems to me that there are too many people focused on comments and reads rather than other peoples poems, which is what this site is about, right?
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 3/4/2014 4:30:00 PM
Date: 3/3/2014 1:46:00 PM
Allow me to weigh in, I do not think any points are awarded for commenting on comments. For me I feel it is polite to respond to comments and I very much enjoy the dialogue that often results. It feels more like a conversation. I make a concerted effort to visit and read as many people as I can. At times it can be challanging. There are many who I visit who rarely read my work but I still enjoy reading and commenting on theirs. At the end of the day we are all limited by time and try to do our best. This is a good blog to help people see different perspectives. I personally admire your work and enjoy our interactions. Hugs Rick.
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Date: 3/3/2014 4:09:00 PM
that's why we need a chat room that works. An active chat room. does any one remember the poetry pub. The owner had a chat room on the home page. awesome I tell you!
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 3/3/2014 2:37:00 PM
I agree with you, Richard... :)
Date: 3/3/2014 9:30:00 AM
Heres a thought. I think when people are close enough, the dynamics of that relationship can move from perfect protocol, minding our Ps and our Qs, dotting our "i" to a different mind set... When my friend drops by my page to comment on a poem, I am touched. I will drop by his/ her poem, maybe not immediately, maybe even a week later, and I will read his/her verse(s) then maybe a few days or even weeks later my chum will read something I penned... no rush, no hurry, no expectations, just an "ease of familiarity" like that comfortable silence you can share with a true friend. Now, questions are different. Most questions are sent to me via soupmail... I think for newbies, it may feel awkward receiving comments and they worry about etiquette. What to do? How to do it? Friends know and trust that all is good and the love will eventually circle around. Me, I like to hear about how the poet is doing. I love it when someone comments to me, "I just went to a new bookstore or my granddaughter just turned six or, even, I just saw the best movie..." I think thank you is nice for strangers, but from friends? :D Tell me about your day, tell me how you've been, what is new. I don't need a thank you... I just want to connect with the people I like and the poets who have moved me. Just a thought, my chums.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 3/3/2014 3:57:00 PM
You make a number of good points. I very much appreciate a relaxed unrestricted approach. It is natural in most cases that of we are interested others are more likely to follow suit. I have attempted to connect with some people and it has not been reciprocal. At the end of the day that's okay, he all have our preferences. Overall this is a pretty amazing group of people.
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Date: 3/3/2014 12:30:00 PM
I LOVE your blogs, Cyndi. You are SOOOO full of life and humor. :) Just had to say that.....Hugs....I also like what you posted here. Makes sense to me....My day? hmmmmmm...taught 3 classes..have a pile of things to correct and I'm here "chatting" with you. I'd say...pretty swell! HUGS
Date: 3/3/2014 9:01:00 AM
Well, if nothing else...(we all must agree to disagree on this one)...your blog has brought to light who likes what!!! I'll make sure to keep those here in mind who don't need a word of thanks but rather have a visit. I mean...of course, that should happen anyway. On my thanks posts, I usually write...will be round to see you soon...and I do try to keep my word! Andrea...I'm guilty as charged. I asked you about how I could get my new form "recognized" on my comment to your comment! Oh dear...that does sound silly. I will make sure...with you...I GO STRAIGHT TO YOUR PAGE! :) HUGS...HUGS...You KNOW I love ya!
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 3/3/2014 12:27:00 PM
Oh Ruben....YOU are incorrigible.... ;) MOOOOOOO....Like your avatar....
Date: 3/3/2014 3:08:00 AM
What's really irritating is that when I ADD something to a comment I've already made, I get an email saying 'Your comment has recieved a reply on Poetry Soup'...Gimmie a break! I am still convinced that replying to comments is a way to get either community points, most popular poet or poems points. I DO like the feature that notifies you when you have Soup Mail...
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Tim Ryerson
Date: 3/3/2014 2:51:00 PM
I'm with ya Ruben my friend! Wasn't referring to you either. We go back a long ways and actually I'm guilty of not returning YOUR comments! Like you, I read through the poem, make sure I understand it and then try to make some kind of rational comment. I refuse to do the 'nice poem', 'enjoyed', 'congrats' thing but to each his own I suppose...
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Date: 3/3/2014 10:43:00 AM
Hope you love this notification TIM :) I heard a certain party will meet with you around April 18 or 22 if God's willing. I now just invited myself :) cheers. No worries, I got my own sleeping bag. Your neighbor SKAT
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 3/3/2014 8:58:00 AM
Well, it won't end here...cause I want to bug ya! HA HA! I sure hope you prefer mine... ;) Take it easy!
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Tim Ryerson
Date: 3/3/2014 4:08:00 AM
Hey Eileen...I just got TWO emails! One was my own reply and the other was yours. I much prefer yours...Ooops, now I'm gonna get ANOTHER email (Where WILL it all end?)
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 3/3/2014 3:36:00 AM
Hey Tim....Love ya and your poetry...You know that...Just making sure.... ;)
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Tim Ryerson
Date: 3/3/2014 3:17:00 AM
Like a lot of people, I have stopped commenting on people's poems when they don't comment back...I'm not referring to YOU Chris because I understand your reasoning. As far as the rest? Complete arrogance! Of course now I will get an email saying 'Your blog comment has recieved a reply'...
Date: 3/2/2014 8:26:00 PM
This has me pondering how I've changed the way I interact on this site. I no longer get back to every comment that is left for me, nor do I want anyone to feel pressured to have to comment back to me. I think because I don't get back to every commenter(many times because I have to leave the comp right after logging onto PS, or because I've spent so much time replying back to Ruben in a blog(lol), it's working better for me to have less people comment on my work. I can see positive elements in the "I'll leave comments for you, if you leave comments for me" system here, which is viewed by many to be polite and civil. And I also see negative aspects to it.
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Date: 3/3/2014 10:02:00 PM
If you're talking about Chris poem, it's called. "My Cat" :) so sweet and cute
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Date: 3/3/2014 9:55:00 PM
What is gone F J. :( Chris's cat poem
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Date: 3/3/2014 10:56:00 AM
I try, FJ, your way is perfect. Chris, If I could get everyone to read your Cat poem I would. LOL, my, my! The fun it is to read, 1000 of them views are probably mine alone. I don't care if you visit my poems or not. All I want from you is the entertainment. I've been a good and bad fan since 2010. Happy, mad, stones, and cheers. We both know we will take a peek no matter the circumstances. Sometimes we say a word, sometimes we nod and walk away. Anyways, I wish you would participate a little more. There's a whole world out there dying to read poetry by poets like you...
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Chris D. Aechtner
Date: 3/3/2014 10:48:00 AM
Hullo, Hi-Flo. I would hope others do so as well. When leaving these blog comments, I am not able to type everything that is on my mind. You bring up a great point. I've found some of my favourite poets on here because they happened to leave comments with me. I saw names I didn't recognize, then checked-out their list of poems. A mix of that and reading random names and poems has worked out well for me. Aside from the occasional psycho-stalker, like the one I am presently dealing with.
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 3/3/2014 8:57:00 AM
I CAN....I CAN....good grief...EDIT WOMAN!
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 3/3/2014 3:38:00 AM
Now...THIS I van agree with...Giving a FACE to certain poets. I got to know a lot more about YOU, Chris, by some of the back and forth between us on the comments. It sure helped a lot. It helps to know what makes a person tick...are at least to TRY to understand. If a person isn't a premium member...sometimes comments is all they have to reveal a part of their soul...Good answer.
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Chris D. Aechtner
Date: 3/2/2014 10:45:00 PM
Oh, to stay on topic with this blog, I have to admit that I enjoy the reply function. Whether or not I have the notifications turned off or on. I've had many interesting back-and-forths in the reply section. Actually, I've found that it can add a bit of 'face' to members and their poems.
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Chris D. Aechtner
Date: 3/2/2014 10:37:00 PM
Hullo, Becca and Eileen. I agree with you about courtesy, Eileen. If I don't offer back a comment immediately, or don't happen to offer back comments exactly in a 1-return-per-comment-given, this doesn't imply that I am being rude about it. I just want to make this clear to people. Sometimes I don't show up on this site until a week after a certain comment might have been left with me. I get distracted, try to catch-up, and it might not happen every time. I don't necessarily leave a "thank you for reading reply" with people, but instead try thanking people in other ways. Quality over quantity.
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 3/2/2014 9:37:00 PM
Silly typos....I'm on my phone.....Now....a notification on this nonsense I just added.....Yes....it could become burdensome....BTW...You and Ruben's conv was entertaining, Chris....
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 3/2/2014 9:32:00 PM
There are people whose poetry I enjoy but I've stopped commenting on because they won't visit.....They will leave a reply of thanks but won't visit unless they have not heard from me in s bit....That's hurtful. Also...I sometimes will read two or three poems from someone to gest the gist and can finally comment on a fourth one....you better believe I'll mention...IN ONE COMMENT...that I've read several of his/ her poems. This is also about community...Returning a visit is common curtesy. Thanking someone is too. Maybe that's just me.
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Chris D. Aechtner
Date: 3/2/2014 8:32:00 PM
I agree with supporting the people who support me, so it works better if there are only a handful of regulars who I can sincerely support back. I don't know how some people are able to leave so many comments. I enjoy savouring poems; letting them breathe when I read them. One of my favourite things to do, is to ignore my email notifications, not keep tabs on who I 'have' to get back to, visit the new poems posted list, and leave comments on random poems. I've always loved the freedom in that. No strings, no pressure.
Date: 3/2/2014 8:15:00 PM
I clicked that OFF in my profile so if anyone wonders I am NOT seeing YOUR COMMENTS to MY comment.. it was just too much mail in my in box [go to your settings Andie & click it OFF]
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Date: 3/2/2014 4:13:00 PM
I don't get out much, so seeing stuff in my in box gets me excited. But I do agree, I rarely reply to comments on my poems. I thought that the idea was you visited the other poet's works. You know, "support those who are supporting you".
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Debbie Guzzi
Date: 3/2/2014 8:20:00 PM
I read contest winners in contest I have entered [just to see what the heck that judge likes?] and I never read anyone's work with out leaving a comment [why bother?] Then again so few people leave a comment that is of any use at all? [PS I'd still rather they leave one?]
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 3/2/2014 5:34:00 PM
Awesome, Scott. YOu are right on the money
Date: 3/2/2014 2:35:00 PM
- "Your comment on poem ***** has received a reply on PoetrySoup." - - "Your comment on poem ***** has received a reply on PoetrySoup." - - "Your comment on poem ***** has received a reply on PoetrySoup." - my inbox is full of reply.... Why do we need to get those - I agree !!!!! : it was better before !!!!!! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 3/2/2014 1:51:00 PM
I think the modern age is joining us... On twitter and face book it has become a line of comments that are like a conversation... This is becoming communication... however simple it is... It's here, too.
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Date: 3/2/2014 1:48:00 PM
I always thank people for leaving comments on the poem they commented on; sometimes I don't have time to go to that person's page and leave a comment on a poem so I say a quick "thanks" etc. If they are interested in what I have to say, people can always come back later to see if I have replied. I don't think any one method is more "lame" than another; it's all a matter of personal preference I suppose.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 3/2/2014 5:37:00 PM
It does not take much time to click on the person's name and thank them on their own poem. It's more convenient to those person. Anyway, like Becca says, it all depends on what you like to do. However, I think a lot of people prefer the old style we used to have here at Soup.
Date: 3/2/2014 1:47:00 PM
Hi Andrea..I blocked the notifications of everything..I love it the old way..Reading the other's person poem..and then in the end thanking him her for reading mine..Though nowadays I feel confused when one asks me a question..where to answer..Yes its more complicated..and if i have some time..I prefer to use it reading my friends poetry and thanking them there..Unfortunately i dnt have time to do thankyous under my poetry and then reading poetry..So manytimes Im still using the old fashioned way and do two in one : )..Re points i have no clue dear..I dnt know why these points are so important after all..Big hugs and happy yeppy sunday : )
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Charmaine Chircop
Date: 3/4/2014 2:01:00 AM
Andrea..I love things as simple as can be..and time restricts me even to read as much poems as I wish..So.imagine if I had to spend the little time I have on thankyous seperately..I wont be able to.read the wonderful poems provided.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 3/2/2014 5:38:00 PM
You are thinking like me, Charma. THe new age, the twitter age, it is not for me!!
Date: 3/2/2014 1:02:00 PM
Hi, Andrea....good questions here. I know of at least two poets whose comments I have RECENTLY read who like to read the comments as much as the poetry....No, I'm not mentioning names because I'm in this group as well! It's all about community AS WELL as poetry. Please check my response on Becca's post. I will try to be better...but I do like reading what others have posted on my work and responding to them and thanking them there...I guess it takes all kinds! :) Oh...and I don't give a hoot about points....
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 3/2/2014 5:40:00 PM
I get you, Eileen. The problem is that with people like me and PD, we can't keep up with people who are answering our questions at their own poems. I would dearly love to see what personal things they were saying to me, but I just don't have time to see all those things in my email! If I see all their comments to me in my inbox, it's so nice for me!
Date: 3/2/2014 12:57:00 PM
Becca, I like what you say about cohesion. Yes, people can get the train of thought when it's all done at one place. but I like even better what Flo brought up down here. They could make us a different inbox (or outbox?) just for these special cases, replies to comments. I read so many poems that when I go to my hotmail and see notifications, there are too many comments to comments for me to get to. Also, more than half my notifications are becoming comments to comments. It's disheartening. I think most of us want to know people are reading our stuff, not just commenting to us on their comment we gave them and saying things like thanks, which we will probably never see.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 3/2/2014 5:42:00 PM
oh my, Catie, I have not even noticed all THIS stuff you are talking about. I guess that is because I delete so many notifications with no time to look at them all. I know this happens a lot at FB and I hate it.
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 3/2/2014 1:06:00 PM
Andrea....if you've left someone a comment on their poem...then you check the notification FOR THAT POEM....To be honest....(oh dear)...I don't check all the comment responses to my comments. If I'm curious...yes...If I think it's just a "Thanks for dropping by"....no. It depends...and though it does fill the inbox...you can still pick and choose. Am I making sense? Your points are very good....Oh dear...nothing is ever perfect, is it? Then again, maybe I don't get as many notifications as you do....so I'm not AS bothered! ;)
Date: 3/2/2014 12:47:00 PM
Andrea, I don't think you gain points by commenting a reply.....lol.....if that was so I'd be rich...by commenting replies only....hahaha. jk.....love it
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Date: 3/2/2014 12:43:00 PM
by, the way Andrea, I will not post my collaboration with Tim, ....I'm not posting for a long while ... my Valentines was only a greeting. a floppy hello. However, I've written many collaborations, with friends. for Jared' s contest. thank you for asking. also thanks for always dropping by. you're the best. always will be. Laterz...... PD
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Date: 3/2/2014 12:35:00 PM
Andrea, late....you know what, I brought up the same thing. ..it's bad for the soup. tacky. hey, but i will use it. lol..... listen to her soup.... I have over 1000 of replied comments, that I don't care to seek. would not even know where to start.
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Date: 3/2/2014 4:30:00 PM
what new point system?
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 3/2/2014 12:59:00 PM
what's about the new point system. I am clueless. And yes, I remember you blogging about this topic before. I think people misunderstood your main POINT. hahaha. Not that kind of poiint, but you were talking about the inconvenience of it mostly.
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Date: 3/2/2014 12:39:00 PM
im gonna reply on my own comment. ..lol..crazy crazy....lol...I like the new point system the soup has.lol......glad they found a new way in filtering our poems. checkmate!
Date: 3/2/2014 12:06:00 PM
Hi Andrea my comment on your comment about the comments left at comments is ...what do you mean gain points? Gain points for what? Is there a prize? I don't do it so I can't help you afraid...hope your Sunday is going ok...
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Date Posted: 5/26/2016 7:22:00 PM
Happy Birthday, Phyllis Babcock, Carrie Richards & to the dearly departed Linda-Marie
Date Posted: 5/21/2016 6:47:00 PM
Date Posted: 5/20/2016 9:19:00 PM
Date Posted: 5/14/2016 5:41:00 PM
I GOT IT FINALIZED: Winners of Finding NEW Faves
Date Posted: 5/1/2016 8:44:00 AM
Date Posted: 4/27/2016 9:18:00 AM
Clarification of my Recent FAVE Contest
Date Posted: 4/23/2016 10:25:00 AM
A Fascinating Young Poet in Our Midst: Timothy Hicks
Date Posted: 4/17/2016 6:55:00 PM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
10/18/2017 Recalling My Son's Graduation Free verseson,
10/17/2017 Fragile Free verselonging,
10/17/2017 Lucidity Trioletstars,
10/16/2017 Minimalist: You May Forget But Free verselost love,
10/16/2017 R I P Senryuholiday,
10/15/2017 What Child Is This Rondeaubio,poetry,
10/15/2017 Never Going to Drag Me Down Quaternconfidence,
10/14/2017 The Broken-Hearted Ghost Tankasad love,
10/13/2017 The Fall Has Me Pantoumautumn,nostalgia,youth,
10/11/2017 Ode to Orpheus and the Magic of His Song Sonnetpoetry,
10/9/2017 World Cruise - revised from this afternoon Acrostictravel,
10/8/2017 For Bridge Contest Lyricpeace,
10/8/2017 The White Carnation and Red Rose bouquet Quaternsad,
10/6/2017 Zilch, That Is What I Got Limerickwriting,
10/5/2017 Something Most Bizarre Rhymemystery,
10/5/2017 This Autumn Day ABCautumn,
10/4/2017 A Perfect Storm Kyrielleangst,passion,
10/4/2017 Dear Vagabond, You Wander Versemissing you,
10/3/2017 Sevenbits - Diary Verseyouth,
10/2/2017 CAT DREAMS - Mystic Free versecat,
10/1/2017 The Bride to Her Future Groom Sonnetwedding,
9/29/2017 Little Man Turns Three Quatrainchild,
9/27/2017 Travelling Light Free versedestiny,
9/26/2017 He Sonnetbullying,
9/25/2017 Flamenco Dancer Sonnetdance,
9/24/2017 STUCK Sonnethumor,
9/22/2017 Autumn Wedding Rhyme royalautumn,wedding,
9/21/2017 A Gallant, Unbidden Trioletdesire,
9/20/2017 How I Became an Oak Personificationtree,
9/18/2017 By My Grave Quaternmother son,
9/18/2017 Hold Me In Your Arms Quaternlonging,love,
9/17/2017 Precision with Double Rhyme Sonnet Sonnetloneliness,love,
9/15/2017 Talking Redford Limerickpeople,
9/14/2017 SEGUIDILLA - 2 Rhymeage,
9/11/2017 Sweet Imp Sedokagirl,
9/11/2017 Silhouettes Sonnetlove,
9/10/2017 Irma Tankastorm,
9/7/2017 Moonlight Delight Free versenight,romance,
9/6/2017 One Hot Summer Day Coupletsummer,
9/5/2017 WHITNEY 2 - Mystery Versemystery,
9/4/2017 Summer Rain Ottava rimarain,
9/3/2017 Friendship Bread Rhymefriendship,metaphor,
9/2/2017 Atmospheric Pressure Sonnetweather,
9/1/2017 The Winds of Change Kyrielleworld,
9/1/2017 Die Badende Personificationart,
8/29/2017 Why Do I Need You, Lord Sonnetgod,
8/28/2017 When Music Dies Coupletmusic,
8/27/2017 When Summer Came to Winter Sonnetweather,
8/27/2017 Old Covered Bridges Free versenostalgia,world,
8/26/2017 Tangled With You Trioletlove,
8/24/2017 Blowing in the Wind Ethereelonging,nostalgia,
8/23/2017 A Baboon Bummer Rhymeanimal,
8/21/2017 The Trip of my Life Haibuntravel,
8/20/2017 Fallen Angel Rhymesad love,
8/18/2017 At Dunkirk Ethereecourage,world war ii,
8/17/2017 Lost Rendezvous Sonnetlost love,
8/15/2017 Seasonal Color Rondeaucolor,summer,
8/13/2017 Shadow Poet - A Place Exists Versepoets,
8/11/2017 How Happy Rhymehappy,
8/10/2017 Missing You Sedokalonely,
8/7/2017 As Always, With Chagrin Sonnetgirl,
8/6/2017 Love is Actually THIS Rispettolove,
8/3/2017 Feeling Tragedy Quintain (English)feelings,
8/1/2017 Just Two Pairs of Shoes Sonnetclothes,
7/29/2017 Dale Free versebrother,
7/27/2017 A Monoku Questionku Monokulust,
7/25/2017 His Burning Desire Monokulust,
7/24/2017 The Lighthouse Sonnetstorm,
7/20/2017 A Scary Movie Sonnetfilm,
7/15/2017 Two-Voice Tanka, Thrice Tankanature,
7/12/2017 Trust Me Baby This Is Love Sonnetyouth,
7/10/2017 Vanity Thy Name is Metro-Man Free versemen,vanity,
7/9/2017 The Eyes Have It Sonnetlove,
7/7/2017 Collaboration Contest Quatrainsister,vacation,writing,
7/5/2017 By Amazing Grace Coupletsong,
7/4/2017 Abdullah Blank versefriendship,
7/2/2017 Brief - Lady' Purses -Calceolaria Tankabeautiful,flower,
6/29/2017 Rapt Yet Sad Rondeausad love,
6/27/2017 TOUCH -Sharon's Acrostic contest Acrosticspiritual,
6/27/2017 On the Way to the Spacific Coupletchild,
6/26/2017 Impressions From a Stone Skipped on Water Dramatic monologuecharacter,
6/23/2017 Landscape - Beach Scene Quatrainart,
6/23/2017 Spring's First-Born Tankaimage,sad,
6/20/2017 Blue Daisy Quatrainrelationship,
6/18/2017 In Response to What Will Tomorrow Bring Pantoumfuture,
6/17/2017 Desiring to know the Totem Guiding Me Proseanimal,
6/15/2017 My Autumn Dream Verselost love,
6/13/2017 A Joyous Time Versejoy,
6/11/2017 Drink Hearty Monokulife,
6/9/2017 Nora's War Ottava rimapsychological,
6/7/2017 Of Quiver Sublimity Quintain (English)romance,
6/6/2017 I Should Not Have Looked Monorhymenature,
6/2/2017 The Blond Assassin Free verselove hurts,
6/1/2017 His Eyes Quatrainsad love,
5/30/2017 Bright Beautiful Red Acrosticcolor,name,
5/29/2017 Lull-Lull-Lullabies Rhymesleep,song,
5/29/2017 Aquiline Nose Quatrainfamily,
5/27/2017 For Summer's Coming Cinquainmay,summer,
5/26/2017 Swan Ballerina Pages Personificationpoetess,poetry,
5/24/2017 Snickers with LINK to his picture Rhymepets,

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Fav Poems

The Stone Elegydeath,love,
A Winter Night Lyricimagination,nature,
Violin Personificationdeath,love,rose,
Just wait and see Free versenature,science,space,
My White Lace Tablecloth Narrativefamily,forgiveness,friend
A LIMERICK CHRISTMAS THREE (3) . Limerickfunny,seasons,thank you,c
ALWAYS MOTHERS DAY Rhymefunny,mother,thank you,me
A Pirate Jay Light Poetryanimals,
Divine Splendor Blank verseintrospection,nature,scie
BROTHER - BILLY Narrativebrother,childhood,family,
Umbrella Personificationconfusion,devotion,life,l
You played me Personificationconfusion,imagination,mus
Concept of Time Free versenature
JINGLE Free versefunny,life,music
AN EVER-CHANGING UNIVERSE Narrativemysterylight,light,univer
TRANSCENDENCE Tankafantasy,imagination,natur
My Partner, my Life Free versehusband,
Spaces .... The Earth Moved ..... Imagismlove
December Sun . Rhymenaturewinter,sun,winter,
A Whisper on the Wind Personificationnature,
Footsteps Free versefatherme,me,
If ever Free verselove
Dreams like Light-Waves Prose Poetryimaginationautumn,
A fantsy world Haiku 
SEPTEMBER SONG (triple tanka) Tankanature
Where The Sycamore Grew Narrativeautumn,family,house,life,
Perfect Nature Haikunature
Wild Love Narrativegarden,love,rose,sweet,
Positive Perspective Tankainspirational
My Pilot Light Verseinspirational,introspecti
Love's Echos Free verselovevoice,love,me,voice,
For Wifey Rhymeloveme,love,me,i love you
Alabaster Night Free versenature,planet,sea,
Causalities of War Elegydeath,war,
" Ike and Jane "- sequence 2 Light Poetryfunny,love,wifeme,me,time
Pretty orchids Free versecaregiving,happiness,hope
Even a Sparrow Soars Free verseanimals
My Piano Knows Versedevotion,happiness,holida
Dancing with the Stars Free versenature,scienceblue,
The Unrequited Mantra Free versedevotion,hope,lost love,l
FIG TREE, NEW YEAR'S DAY Narrativenaturewinter,winter,new y
Poets At-Large Free verselife,
to know you Free versedevotion,husband
Moved to Tears by Josh Groban Versemusic,on writing and word
sequence-SONNET Lanternelife,love,on writing and
Reflections Free versehappiness,life,lovesun,
Somber Is the Color of The Day Free verseday,light,me,winter,words
A Winter Rose - A Sonnet Sonnetrose,winter,
The Word Weaver Free verseintrospection,lifeme,
Each Day a Gift Free verseinspirational,introspecti
Contrary Kisses Free verseinspirational,introspecti
She Waits... Free verseart,hopelonging,
Blue Heaven Haikunature
A DEATH IN THE SUN Free versehope,seasons
My Reason For Living Free versehusband
Terra Firma Haikunature,science,time
How Could I have Known Free versehusband,love,mystery
True Poetry in Motion? Free verseinspirationalmay,
Frozen in Time Free verseseasonssnow,snow,
FORGOTTEN TREASURE Light Poetryadventure,art,beauty,enco
Putting on Makeup Rhymeintrospection,sad,
Desire Light Poetrylife,lost love,love,
Love? Bah! Rhymelost love,lovelove,
Real Life Shoe Fable Clerihewhusband
BLACK and BLUE Rhymeabuse,funny,husband,me,
More Than A Dream Free versededication,holiday,intros
Foreboding Haikumystery,nature
A Song at Sunrise Coupletfaithsong,song,
What Do The Stars Tell A Lover's Heart Free verseadventure,fantasy,happine
The green checkered face Free versefood,happinessheart,heart
Play It Free verseinspirational,love,music,
Twilight's Fading Light Free verselife,nature
Marble in Columns on Green Coupletbrother,daughter,father,h
I Will Be Strong Free verseangst,husband,lossme,
The Beauty of Yore Free versenostalgia
Wandering Soul Free versehappiness,inspirational,n
Sunset on Galway Bay (Haiku No. 34) Haikuinspirational
TRANSFORMATION I do not know?allegory
If You Are Lonely Free verseinspirational,introspecti
Time Out Free versedepression,devotion,fanta
Winter Promise Free versenature
The Man on Brunswick Drive Free verseintrospection,people
I Am..(Tagged by raul, now i'm tagging Elaine george). Free verseintrospectionbeautiful,be
Brown Sands Lyricintrospection,lifemystery
Dancing at a Temple Rhymedevotion,
DAYBREAK UP HIGH Free verseinspirational
Tea For Two Free verseintrospectionme,me,
Peak District United Kingdom Prose Poetryinspirational
PAPER I do not know?allegoryme,
NINE O'CLOCK Limerickfunny
Frozen Memories Tankaart
Summer's Voice Free verseseasons
Lazy Day Free verselife,nature
I Was Me Biolife,
The First Kiss or That Darn Ann Landers Lyricme,nostalgia,song,travel,
Crimsom Beauty Dramatic monologueangst
Red Geraniums Free verse 
ZOO FRIGHT Limerickfunny
As I hid Monokumuse,

Fav Poets

Grace EunSong Lee Korea (South) Flag Korea (South) Read
Broken Wings Canada Flag Canada Read
daver austin United States Flag United States Read
Carolyn Devonshire United States Flag United States Read
Carrie Richards United States Flag United States Read
James Foulk United States Flag United States Read
Rick Parise United States Flag United States Read
Debbie Guzzi United States Flag United States Read
Barbara Gorelick United States Flag United States Read
Michelle Mac Donald Canada Flag Canada Read
Charmaine Chircop Malta Flag Malta Read
Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen United States Flag United States Read
James Fraser United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Jayne Eggins Australia Flag Australia Read
kabuteng P.iNk k. Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Joyce Johnson United States Flag United States Read
Robert A. Dufresne United States Flag United States Read
Linda-Marie SweetHeart Italy Flag Italy Read
Maurice Rigoler United States Flag United States Read
Samir Georges Canada Flag Canada Read
Connie Marcum Wong United States Flag United States Read
Margaret Foster Australia Flag Australia Read
Nick Bagnall United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
SKAT A United States Flag United States Read
Edwin Baldwin United States Flag United States Read
linda milgate United States Flag United States Read
Kris Walters United States Flag United States Read
Chris D. Aechtner Canada Flag Canada Read
Poet Destroyer A United States Flag United States Read
harry horsman United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Travis Tapley United States Flag United States Read
Timothy Brumley United States Flag United States Read
Wilma Neels South Africa Flag South Africa Read
Rauwolfia Ra South Africa Flag South Africa Read
Sharon Tideswell United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Tahera Mannan India Flag India Read
Carol Fillmore Canada Flag Canada Read
Jerri Ward United States Flag United States Read
nette onclaud Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Sidney Beck Russian Federation Flag Russian Federation Read
kash poet India Flag India Read
Mystic Rose Canada Flag Canada Read
Gwendolen Song United States Flag United States Read
Tony Lane United States Flag United States Read
jack horne United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
gautami phookan India Flag India Read
Black Eyed Susan United States Flag United States Read
Cyndi MacMillan Canada Flag Canada Read
ilene bauer United States Flag United States Read
Matt Hunt United States Flag United States Read
David Williams United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Yesha Shah India Flag India Read
elizabeth wesley Canada Flag Canada Read
Judy Ball Canada Flag Canada Read
Matthew Anish United States Flag United States Read
Mandy Tams The Golden Girl United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Lizzie Treetop Australia Flag Australia Read
Robert Ludden United States Flag United States Read
Rhonda Johnson-Saunders United States Flag United States Read
Heather Ober Canada Flag Canada Read
Galeo DS Thailand Flag Thailand Read
Joann Grisetti United States Flag United States Read
Painted Hunter United States Flag United States Read
Victoria Anderson-Throop United States Flag United States Read
Elaine George Canada Flag Canada Read
Keith Bickerstaffe United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Phyllis Babcock Canada Flag Canada Read
sharon Winter United States Flag United States Read
Sue Mason United States Flag United States Read
Gert W. Knop Germany Flag Germany Read
Sean Kelly Ireland Flag Ireland Read
Steven Mossburg United States Flag United States Read
Rollo West United States Flag United States Read
Therese Bacha United States Flag United States Read
Laura Breidenthal United States Flag United States Read
Jeremy Martin United States Flag United States Read
Richard Lamoureux Canada Flag Canada Read
Red OMara Australia Flag Australia Read
Monterey Sirak United States Flag United States Read
manel gunatillake Sri Lanka Flag Sri Lanka Read
richard ferry United States Flag United States Read
Eileen Manassian _Not Listed Flag _Not Listed Read
Jon A Cavanaugh United States Flag United States Read
Sandra Adams United States Flag United States Read
Kelly Deschler United States Flag United States Read
Michael Ainsley United States Flag United States Read
LINDA JACKSON United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Roger Horsch United States Flag United States Read
Mark Peterson United States Flag United States Read
Stephen Kilmer United States Flag United States Read
DARREN WATSON United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Faye Gibson United States Flag United States Read
Aiyah de Torres Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Andrea Dietrich United States Flag United States Read
Casarah Nance United States Flag United States Read
Paul Callus Malta Flag Malta Read
Joseph May United States Flag United States Read
Vassilis Comporozos Greece Flag Greece Read
JSLambert Mister ROBOTO United States Flag United States Read
Maurice Yvonne Canada Flag Canada Read