TRAVELING FORWARD TOWARDS OUR ORIGIN
I have witnessed a birth or some might call a rebirth evolve in front of our eyes. In the not too distant past there were cries from people to have a certain amount of civility and decorum when giving opinions and comments on the thoughts and beliefs of other writers. Other people cried foul that this was an infringement of ones right to express oneself in any manner.
The rancor grew and grew between the two factions with writers battling it out, some writers vowed to stay the course, others reached their limit which is a personal decision and left. Voices were raised on high that all thoughts were subject to any kind of scrutiny and could be attacked by any means. Chaos ensued to the point when the site owner threw up her hands and said enough I am leaving.
Tones quickly changed and words were written by the very ones who wished to obstruct any kind of rule or regulation as censorship. This faction suddenly called fo rules, regulations, guidelines and even a constitution to abide by. The very avenues they had objected to all along.
Lo and behold someone produced existing rules, regulations and guidelines already in place. These guidelines stated the very thing both factions stated they wished at one time or another.
So now after the dust settles and a little time passes Writer Beat will continue. How long no one knows. There are a couple of things to keep in mind.
The first is that all writers, authors and commentors etc. have already agreed to adhere to the existing guidelines as set down by this site. Violators will be called out and action I believe will be taken.
The second thing is Autumn has to spend an increasing amount of time searching out new writers. For balance increased time with family and friends is necessary. The more time she has to spend putting out fires by people who wish to denigrate, bully or threaten another writer is less time she has to increase writer activity therefore making this site the vision of success she wishes. Not you not me nor anyone else.
I sit back and have to chuckle to myself. Personally I think what happened was somewhat intentional on Autumn’s part. If so, well played. If not, still well played.
Final thought as I am writing this a song came into my head.
From Sonny and Cher:
THE BEAT GOES ON.