IT’S FREE. AND YOU CAME WILLINGLY.
I am a bit confused. Didn’t we all come to OS for the same thing? It is the land beyond and many the residents are either fictitious or needy. We write here for ratings and front-page accolades. Our compensation is comments. It is a form of entertainment and in some cases, therapy.
My friends on OS will neither feed, clothe, nor offer any personal care. But they offer attention. (I admit, I like it! )We wear costumes and have made up names. We are not fully accessible, but we allow ourselves to care what perfect strangers have to say. If I knocked at your door you would not know me? If I called at 2 AM...with a dire need, could you help me?
I think that OS is fine, for what it is. For me it is a place to “publish” my stories and for the most part they look pretty good, compared to other sites. I am using OS, as are we all for something. Internet publishing is big business. The competition for print is fierce. Soooo, we come here and hopefully have a little fun and we get our stuff out there.
It is always popular to put down the publisher whose job is to make money so he can keep the site up and running. Me? I really don’t give a crap. My serious world is on my side of the computer screen. Sorry, but OS is a tool. It serves me well but it is not perfect.
Can’t get on ..on the weekends? Find something better to do.
I am truly sorry for those who come to here with serious problems which need professional attention. But then sometimes I wonder..are they real, or am I reading chapter 13 of an unfinished novel. I try to believe they are in search of help and are reaching out, because they have no where else to go.
I am happy to receive some excellent advice from foodies and techies. I love my coffee with Jon. I read him right after Megan McCardle. (hope he likes that). And I am often inspired to find new themes for my essays and columns by grousing through the posts and comments.
OS is an OZ of sorts. It is like a Olde Antiques Shoppe. You will go through piles of junk before you find treasure. I’ve made some good contacts and I appreciate the help and advice I’ve received.
So…OS members, don’t blame the publishers, they didn’t bring you here…and if this whole dust up is a spam/scam… then I just got sucked in! Beware Dorothy!
Whoops, I meant to say, Beware Ande..