Yesterday I published a story addressing the fact that I might hit two thousand Vocal stories by the end of this year, and I got a lot of comments (for me) with excellent insights and observations. You can read it here.
The song I have included is Peter Gabriel's "Come Talk To Me" from the album "Us". I had forgotten that this song features Sinead O'Connor on accompanying vocals, who we sadly lost yesterday.
What I Took From This
The main thing that I got from this was the affirmation that I am on the right creative path and should keep doing what I am doing.
I do worry at times that my pieces are often so different from each that people will avoid reading my work because they do not know what to expect, but the number of reads I do get implies that people are fine with my modus operandi.
I believe we are all filled with self-doubt at times, wondering whether we are doing the right thing or taking our way into a cul-de-sac of no return.
You can go into the article to see what the comments are but these are a few that I will take on board and made me feel that I am doing the right thing. I have slightly edited some but you can go and check where they came from.
The comments are a way that we can talk to each other and build each other up.
At the end of the day, the big question for you should be: Do I enjoy writing so much? I never feel spammed by you, you always post interesting things for us to read.
Vocal is a work in progress, but always getting better, imho.
And Mike, I agree with most everyone here. Just write as you want to and post when you see fit.
Just write when you are inspired. I like reading a variety of pieces.
Post away. I will just have some late-night reading if you do.
I'll open my notifications, expand them and click back to them each time I read and comment on an article. When I have to pay attention to something else, like w*rk, I'll open it in another tab. It's just my routine, and each of us has his or her own.
I hear you! I get overwhelmed by many submissions in a row sometimes too. I’m sure I miss comment notifications though because of that sometimes.
I write when I can and read when I can.
I just choose and go.
Some people have a lot to say, or have the talent and the time to post a lot. I'll read what I can, and what I can't, I'll skip.
I say post what you want when you want. I think I’m an avid reader on Vocal but I miss a lot of people's work even though I’m subscribed to them. Plus, I think the notifications are bonkers. Sometimes I didn’t even see a notification
The comments themselves have almost made a complete Vocal Story/Article (does that make me a plagiarist?), but I have done this to illustrate how comments can enhance a Vocal story.
Obviously, Poetry and Fiction are different because the comments will mostly be congratulatory but there are a lot of Vocal stories that will benefit from creator interaction via the Vocal Comments.
I will leave you with Justin's piece that introduced Vocal Comments to us last year for a little more light reading and interaction.
Very well written. Keep up the good work!
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