A Message to all my Wikinut Friends

CarolStarred Page By Carol, 29th Mar 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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I have been a member of Wikinut since 2010, and have loved every minute of it. I used to write something every day, but lately it has slipped. Read on to find out why?

A Message to all my Wikinut Friends

I discovered Wikinut in 2010, and have not looked back. I find it a happy site, I have great friends, and always appreciate it when they read and comment on my work. The people on here are human, and also very talented at expressing themselves, and I am very proud to be a part of Wikinut.

I like to write something every day, it's very much a part of who I am, and the need to express my thoughts and opinions, which otherwise might lay dormant inside me because I am shy. When I joined Wikinut my confidence was at a low point because of someone bullying me on the internet because they couldn't bear the fact that I was a writer.

Now I am amongst people like myself it's like a breath of Spring. I don't get verbally attacked and slandered every time I write something, I can just be myself. I hope that one day bullying can be stamped out on the internet, at my age I can recognise that the bully is the person with the problems, but in the case of so many vulnerable young people that it happens to , it feels like their world is falling apart.

My Resolution was

So I made a point of writing something and getting it published every day. I also did my best to keep up with my fellow writers, to read their work and comment. I know how much it means when you have put effort into something to find that is read and appreciated.

Then last year I was told my latest book, Evil Woman was to be published, so I set about promoting it, before and after publication. Although my book is available on Amazon, try as we might, bookshops won't stock it, although they will order it. But they then charge RRP price, whereas on Amazon you can buy it so much cheaper, so that would prohibit most people from ordering it.

Then my article writing had to be reduced to twice a week because of other commitments, and my time for viewing the work of others was even less because I wasn't coming on the site as much.

Two months ago

So now I am working most weekends selling my books at Gift fairs because the shops won't stock them , and I want to get myself known as an author. What spare time I have is spent walking my dog and trying to keep fit by swimming and playing badminton.

Well I was until 2 months ago, and now I have an elderly relative who needs my support very much. She is finding life hard, it's very sad, and it's something we might all have to face one day. At this moment in time, I am fit enough to be there for her, so I will be.

These days because my time is limited, I log into the site, look at my statistics, and try to acknowledge anyone who has commented on my pages. I try to write an article once a week, usually on a Sunday if I am free.

I want to apologise to anyone who hasn't seen me on their pages recently. I love to read your work, and I care about you all my friends. I truly hope my hectic life style will allow me more time to get back into Wikinut properly soon . Who said retirement is a doddle, but there again what is retirement, just a figment of my imagination?.
God bless you all.

love Carol xxx

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author avatar Carol
I am a proud mother and grandmother, and an author. I have had 7 books published. My hobbies are walking, swimming, and playing badminton. I try to raise more awareness of autism with my writing.

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author avatar Retired
29th Mar 2014 (#)

Thank you for sharing Carol. You keep the inspiration in me to keep writing. Good luck with your publishing and writing endeavors.

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author avatar Carol
30th Mar 2014 (#)

Oh bless you Starrleena, thanks for commenting

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author avatar Jerry Walch
29th Mar 2014 (#)

Howdy Carol. I know the feeling when it comes to not being able to spend as much time on the site as you'd like too. My work in the ministry, ministering to the homeless ties up must of my time now.

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author avatar Carol
30th Mar 2014 (#)

Thanks for reading Jerry, your work is very inspiring, those people are lucky to have your support.

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author avatar M G Singh
30th Mar 2014 (#)

Lovely post

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author avatar Carol
30th Mar 2014 (#)

Thank you Madan

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
30th Mar 2014 (#)

I think you are an amazing woman Carol the way you have published and presented here many ways for us to look at...bloody marvellous I say...

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author avatar Carol
30th Mar 2014 (#)

Bless you my dear friend Carolina, I try.

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author avatar Mariah
30th Mar 2014 (#)

Thank you Carol..what a lovely share x

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author avatar Carol
30th Mar 2014 (#)

Bless you Mariah, and congratulations on your first year. I will go over and read your work.

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author avatar Mariah
30th Mar 2014 (#)

That's so nice..can't believe it's been a year Carol..thank you again

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author avatar Connie McKinney
30th Mar 2014 (#)

I always enjoy your articles, Carol. I find your work uplifting and inspiring. Good luck with your books. I know you'll do well.

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author avatar Carol
30th Mar 2014 (#)

Thank you Connie, I am running in all directions right now, trying to hold everything together.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
30th Mar 2014 (#)

...I love reading your works... time is a harsh taskmaster there is never enough- but you Carol have an abundance of heart-always so beautifully shared ... many thanks Carol -:0)...

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author avatar Carol
30th Mar 2014 (#)

Bless you Delicia, I didn't want any of you to think I had forgotten you.

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author avatar Phyl Campbell
31st Mar 2014 (#)

Carol, our details are a little different, but the result is the same -- book writing and promoting takes a lot of my time. Then moving, homeschooling, and trying to make time for people I see face to face. We can't live in front of screens. We are meant to be out and about!! I have 7 articles written that I still have to find the time to type up and select photos for. One day it will happen. In the meantime, so many new ideas bubble, bubble, bubble!! Good luck with everything you are doing, and I think you can see that online friends here understand your situation very well and we all have our times on and off line!! Cheers!

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author avatar Carol
31st Mar 2014 (#)

Thanks for your support Phyl.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
31st Mar 2014 (#)

Thank you Dear Carol!

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author avatar Carol
31st Mar 2014 (#)

You are welcome Fern

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author avatar LOVERME
31st Mar 2014 (#)

Ma’am Carol ;;;The poetess

You inspire all
..that's a great quality not many can boast of ...

I too joined about the same time 2011 ...
and ever since a poet has been hammering me...
but sad ...
I know not why she picks upon me ...
she must be having her own frustrations ...
a lonely one...
I forgive such one

maladies are a blessing for some

Ma'am you are a real source of inspiration ...
I ain't a poet yet
but being read by some ...
at times many
God Bless them

All my best wishes for your success ...
you are Wiki's poet
..one of the truest best...
We all yearn to be some day like you...
if your God wills it too....

OUR GOOD- EST WISHES TO YOU

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author avatar Carol
31st Mar 2014 (#)

Loverme you flatter me too much with your beautiful poetry. I need to read some more of it when I can visit your page.

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author avatar LOVERME
21st Apr 2014 (#)

they say beware of flatterers ...but Loverme...
is sincere and I have observed ...
each ray of light you spray across the Internet ...through Wikis fishnet ...
you earn a lovely Star ..
now they ought to elevate their own position... by awarding moons ..
and the first one may you get it very soon ...
twill be a boon...

I just compose a bit of ,OFF THE CUFF..
poetry..
knowing no nuances ...
but many like you come to hold my hand
..and so in the wild world of Internet
.. Loverme does also stand and ...
so I must bow ..
in the frame of life
to those who have contributed in my strife ...
to strive

..The first one is ma'am
has to be you..

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author avatar Carol
30th Apr 2014 (#)

Oh Loverme, I missed this poem, it is really lovely, many thanks

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author avatar MarilynDavisatTIERS
31st Mar 2014 (#)

Good morning, Carol, I appreciate the update. Once a week or once a month, I will read and enjoy your articles. ~Marilyn

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author avatar Carol
31st Mar 2014 (#)

Thank you Marilyn for your understanding

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
31st Mar 2014 (#)

Here here, dear Carol ...
I think there are times we all can echo your sentiments and situations .
I have had far less time of late to sit and compose , and add to the site , but my heart is still here among my friends, and when I can I come to read the many posts that are in my inbox and comment as and when I have time ....
You have been and still are one of Wikis treasures , and we are glad to see your lovely profile appear as you have time .
Many blessings to you always
Stella ><

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author avatar Carol
31st Mar 2014 (#)

Thanks for reading Stella. You too have a busy life, and our hearts as you say are always here with our friends. I value the love and respect of all of you, and you are all close to my heart.

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author avatar vellur
1st Apr 2014 (#)

Congratulations on your book release!

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author avatar Carol
1st Apr 2014 (#)

thank you Vellur

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
7th Apr 2014 (#)

I understand Carol but I do wonder how some are at multiple sites churning out posts in multiple shifts. I am in this site only and still not able to do justice in the way I would like to. Thanks for a share from your heart and I wish you success that you richly deserve for your hard work - siva

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author avatar Carol
7th Apr 2014 (#)

I know what you mean Siva, I am only on this site too.

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author avatar angel_jenny
30th Apr 2014 (#)

you do so well too! I don't get on as often due to other life commitments but love reading your pages when I do :) x

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author avatar Carol
30th Apr 2014 (#)

Many thanks Angel Jenny.

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author avatar Austee
12th May 2014 (#)

I miss you guys. I haven't got enough time to work on my articles here. But from time to time I read your articles --- all of my wiki friends.

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author avatar Carol
14th May 2014 (#)

Thanks for visiting my page Austee

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author avatar Austee
7th Jun 2014 (#)

My pleasure =)

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author avatar Susan Heney
6th Jun 2014 (#)

Hi Carol, Am late at responding. Have been away for awhile due to illness. Can understand, respect your tending to caregiving of another in need. Have found this site to be a special, welcoming place for expressions. It feels different here than a few other writing sites I have read. I found your March letter when searching for opinions about other sites I wish that Wikinut could pay more for articles as have seen some good talent depart due to need to earn more. Yet, I see advantage of being here too; the feeling of community being one. Wishing you strength and blessings in your current situation. And success with your promotions.

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author avatar Carol
7th Jun 2014 (#)

Thank you so much Susan

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author avatar Retired
6th Jul 2014 (#)

Like you, my participation on Wikinut waned for some time for various reasons. Now I am back and glad to see you're still here. Hope we cross paths when we both find time to browse here. Congrats on your book and good luck! Warmly, rd

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author avatar Carol
6th Jul 2014 (#)

Welcome back Rama

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