Poetry Forum Areas

Introduce Yourself

New to PoetrySoup? Introduce yourself here. Tell us something about yourself.

Looking for a Poem

Can't find a poem you've read before? Looking for a poem for a special person or an occasion? Ask other member for help.

Writing Poetry

Ways to improve your poetry. Post your techniques, tips, and creative ideas how to write better.

High Critique

For poets who want unrestricted constructive criticism. This is NOT a vanity workshop. If you do not want your poem seriously critiqued, do not post here. Constructive criticism only. PLEASE Only Post One Poem a Day!!!

How do I...?

Ask PoetrySoup Members how to do something or find something on PoetrySoup.

to all of you who enjoy posting 10 to a gizillion poems a day - Nathan D.'s Blog

About Nathan D.
(Show Details...)
Bloggers Photo




to all of you who enjoy posting 10 to a gizillion poems a day

Blog Posted:5/22/2012 8:11:00 AM
dont do it!
Please Login to post a comment
Date: 5/23/2012 7:09:00 PM
i totally agree with you on this one. it simple economics. their taking up egotisticall space that can no longer be used.
Login to Reply
Date: 5/23/2012 7:30:00 AM
There are some poets that I just don't read after selecting a few of their poems and realising they are not worth my time. I also try to select poems from poets that I have not read before, or works from those I like and enjoy reading.
Login to Reply
Date: 5/22/2012 8:21:00 PM
Years ago, I was a so excited to join a community I posted around 10 poems and was quickly attacted as being rude. I had no idea and felt horrible once it was pointed out to me. Then when I sincerely apologized and didn't post anything for several days, the person who had given me my V8 moment then felt equally as bad and sent me a huge apology, as she realized I was a newbie and totally unaware of how my posting affected the other poets. So, I've been on both sides. When I joined soup, it was with clearer eyes and a deeper awareness of this concern. I think I've posted 5 poems in one day, but only once. I usually post one a day. And I try to keep it down to 3 blogs a week, but I love writing blogs as I am more comfortable with the longer format and creative non-fiction is a second passion of mine. Good blog, Nathan. Though I think those who do this on he poetry page don't read the blogs... If you want to make a point, post this as a poem as the topic CONFUSION and post it 5 times
Login to Reply
Date: 5/22/2012 6:01:00 PM
The most I have posted in one day is thirteen. I was very naive then. Now I try to post no more than five, and that's very rare these days. <> As it's a community site, there is no rule as to how many are posted. However I do agree with Nate, that it's common sense to post up to five, if anything, let as many share in the posting top 200. No use when a few are suffocating the Top 200 <> Koolio and meaning post Nate :)
Login to Reply
Date: 5/22/2012 2:55:00 PM
Agree 3-5 poems a day - oxox Anne-Lise
Login to Reply
Date: 5/22/2012 12:47:00 PM
lol,, does blogging count..... i'm gonna go and hog up the blog area.... he he he... You know me i never take nothing seriously.... pd
Login to Reply
Date: 5/22/2012 12:37:00 PM
im refering to the ones that continually do it over and over everyday they also spam the unread poems so they have like fifty in there as well they are all a nuisance they are all dead weight and should be banned
Login to Reply
Date: 5/22/2012 12:13:00 PM
i don;t understand what makes a person do this.. i can hardly keep tab of a few, what more the multiple posting of pieces by just one poet???... hard to digest, lol!..:) huggs
Login to Reply
Date: 5/22/2012 12:02:00 PM
Unless they're cancer ridden, like I saw in a comment below, I agree. I think some new poets don't understand that posting all of their poems at once is not going to get them viewed and just annoys people. maybe ps could mention this when a person is creating an account? It is poetry ettiquette. No more than 5 is my vote.
Login to Reply
Date: 5/22/2012 10:47:00 AM
I like one to five a day. I try not to post more than one a day myself.
Login to Reply
Date: 5/22/2012 10:17:00 AM
I personally don't do it, but as Joann was posting a serial it was neccesary, it really doesn't bother me that much..I suppose it's better than none at all.David
Login to Reply
Date: 5/22/2012 10:08:00 AM
Okay. I see how the multiple posting affects other poets on this site now. Like I said below, I haven't been here long and didn't exactly know where you were coming from. That makes perfect sense. I think I have been an offender before...:( A new poet here may get excited and post a lot of old poems without knowing he or she is hogging. I think I posted 3 or 4 today...all new this morning and mostly just for contests or to try a new form. I honestly never gave my poems getting lots of reviews a thought. I do it only because I enjoy it...writing is actually 3rd or so on my list of hobbies. Ignorance really is bliss, I reckon. Thanks for the education!
Login to Reply
Date: 5/22/2012 10:08:00 AM
I posted a large number yesterday, but usually only one or two. I had one long poem that I could only post in small bits, perhaps I should have only posted one part each day. The others were all posted so that I could enter them into a contest. I do not know how to enter a poem without posting it first. So, my apologies for hogging the 'recent poems' list yesterday.
Login to Reply
Date: 5/22/2012 9:56:00 AM
I like Paula's comments
Login to Reply
Date: 5/22/2012 9:46:00 AM
I also want to thank all the poets, who wait for me to post a poem.... And all the huge amount of support I get without posting. Gees! I love the soup... No wonder Nathan, you hate my ego..when I say ..na na..na.. And by the way .. About poets on line...just cause you see 10 poets on line.. Does not mean crap... a poets name removes itself soon after...lots of times when im on line, my name don't even appear after an hour... Wala...it's like magic. And another thing...poets don't have to be on line, to click a view... I view poems all the time with out being on line... I see poets I like, I read their poems and comment later...gees I love the soup... Even when jealousy speaks... I love it... And Nathan,... my ego will speak again... " I have the shortest blog ever," I posted a blog..with nothing inside... Still I love you...and im sorry for being rude today... He he he..did you like seeing me, flip out..watching my daughter call,me over and over..while attending them customers... Love u..pd
Login to Reply
Date: 5/22/2012 9:35:00 AM
5 poems A day.... (left that out)
Login to Reply
Date: 5/22/2012 9:34:00 AM
Its almost as annoying as seeing theres only 10 poets online but the poem posted above you is sitting on 8o - 100 views Lol...the things people will do to get further up a list that really means nothing.
Login to Reply
Date: 5/22/2012 9:20:00 AM
Lol, Nate... I see where you are coming from... But, Nike :-) says to "do it¡" Anyways... I don't post much...but, the gospel says " he who speaks first¦ speaks last" or was that Reverend Love Joy¡ Okay! okay! I think, if you want to be read..you should not post non-stop... I think poets join the soup, to be read... So why ruin your chances... And post over 5 poems. I know when im commenting the new poems of the day.... I skip lots of poets who don't want to be read...cause if they wanted to ne read...they limit the posting... I also won't post a poem, if I notice a poet posting lots of poems that limit itself from views... Come on poets... You can't say it does not agitate you. when a large amount of poems are bumping every poem off the new poem list. It gets me mad that a poet posting over 5 poems, bumps off poems that want to be read... Ta ta..for now
Login to Reply
Date: 5/22/2012 8:22:00 AM
Ha! And why not? Do you not wish to be a steward of mediocrity, or are the poetry police on the loose? Part of me agrees with you but not necessarily on this site...I haven't been here long enough. I was very active on another poetry site that I won't speak of, for a while. On that site you get points for posting poems and reviewing them. The more points one earned, the higher one's rank...until you got to the status of..."legendary poet"...The whole point system bred lazy poems and mass reviews. I got sick of it.
Login to Reply
Date: 5/22/2012 8:16:00 AM
See Chris this is how you do a short blog Hahaha!
Login to Reply

My Past Blog Posts

No One
Date Posted: 9/16/2015 12:59:00 PM
more about my slam
Date Posted: 2/20/2015 3:13:00 PM
Date Posted: 2/16/2015 4:04:00 AM
Why i Belive in God
Date Posted: 12/5/2014 7:17:00 AM
Editing Ruben
Date Posted: 8/17/2013 12:43:00 PM
Need your input
Date Posted: 8/13/2013 9:35:00 AM
Dot Dot Dot Dot
Date Posted: 7/17/2013 7:25:00 AM
A Question For The Owner of The Poetry Soup
Date Posted: 7/9/2013 9:13:00 AM
more focused thoughts with puncuation
Date Posted: 7/9/2013 8:19:00 AM
blame Ruben he engouraged me lolz
Date Posted: 7/5/2013 2:20:00 PM
bunch of random thoughts i forget before i get them all down
Date Posted: 6/27/2013 12:20:00 PM
Review of Debra Squyres
Date Posted: 3/14/2013 11:38:00 PM
Random Thoughts on Adventure Time
Date Posted: 2/20/2013 9:00:00 AM
Reviewing Joann Grisette
Date Posted: 2/20/2013 8:58:00 AM
poetry soup epic fail
Date Posted: 2/20/2013 8:41:00 AM
An Open Invitation to All
Date Posted: 1/31/2013 9:16:00 AM
To The Poetry Soup
Date Posted: 1/4/2013 10:14:00 AM
A lesson in perception, on what the soup is, and writing
Date Posted: 7/2/2012 8:24:00 AM
A Commentary on Commenting
Date Posted: 5/30/2012 5:38:00 AM
to all of you who enjoy posting 10 to a gizillion poems a day
Date Posted: 5/22/2012 8:11:00 AM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
11/2/2017 War Torn Blues McWhirtlechildren,hilarious,
10/26/2017 Malkavia 4 Free verseadventure,
10/15/2017 Orion's Belt Rhymeepic,i love you,nature,st
2/19/2016 1 Haikurain,
2/11/2016 Platypus Facts Senryufaith,hilarious,
2/10/2016 Insomniac attack Blitzbible,faith,hilarious,
1/29/2016 Silver Static Senryucrazy,funny,god,
11/20/2015 Family tree Senryufamily,
10/30/2015 The daily ritual of Jim cusack Rhymedark,
8/15/2015 Playing Human Free versefunny,
7/30/2015 malkavian three Biobio,dark,psychological,
3/1/2015 The Worm Poem Sequel Epicdark,
3/1/2015 Junkie Heaven Lyricaddiction,suicide,
2/21/2015 As Comfortable As Possible I do not know?depression,fear,feelings,
2/16/2015 Slamming The Super-Duper-Soupers Rubaiyathumor,slam,perspective,
1/29/2015 Malkavian the second Alliterationdark,drug,
1/25/2015 In My Professional Opinion Free versedark,humorous,
10/30/2014 The Reason Why Alexandrinedark,evil,
7/18/2014 The Malkavian part 1 perfect version Alliterationconfusion,corruption,dark
4/21/2014 the killing season Rhymewar,
10/16/2013 The Space Between Kwansababridal shower,planet,
8/13/2013 message for contest winners Dramatic Versepeople,
6/27/2013 The Worm Poem Dramatic Versebaby,death,epic,mother,

My Photos



Fav Poems

BUTTERFLY KISS Coupletbutterfly,fantasy,heart,h
If I Were Gone Tomorrow Sonnetaddiction,depression,lone
The Last Love Letter To the West Free versedeep,feelings,heart,leavi
SNOW GLOBE Dramatic Verseconfusion,death,dream,fut
Laminated Love Ekphrasisbeautiful,desire,imaginat
A Part Of Me, A Part Of You Rhymelove,

Fav Poets

SKAT A United States Flag United States Read
Poet Destroyer A United States Flag United States Read
Linda-Marie SweetHeart Italy Flag Italy Read
Debra Squyres United States Flag United States Read
Galeo DS Thailand Flag Thailand Read
scott thirtyseven Australia Flag Australia Read
Sara Kendrick United States Flag United States Read
Andrea Dietrich United States Flag United States Read
Joe Maverick United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Paul Callus Malta Flag Malta Read
Anthony Beesley United States Flag United States Read
Debbie Guzzi United States Flag United States Read
Tim Smith United States Flag United States Read
Carol Sunshine Brown United States Flag United States Read
Carrie Richards United States Flag United States Read
Richard Lamoureux Canada Flag Canada Read
Charmaine Chircop Malta Flag Malta Read
James Marshall Goff United States Flag United States Read
James Fraser United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Michelle Mac Donald Canada Flag Canada Read