2 Seconds Can Make An Author's Day
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sydneyverifiedco-creator of Commaful
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That magical moment when you have a new comment. We've all felt it. A PSA inspired by what I've witnessed from @bernardtwindwil, who is the master of this, and the master of making all the amazing community members here feel amazing!

2 Seconds Can Make An Author's Day

A friendly reminder about a simple action that can really make every writer's day. It's a super power that sits right below our noses.

That power? To comment on that story!

Leave one word comments that say "awesome!"

Tell them how much you've seen this writing grow

Tell them that you gave their story a "like"

Tell them how much you can see their emotions and passion

Tell them when the story made you grin, when it made you cry, when it made you hurt, when it made you feel alive.

Tell them you've re-read their story once. Twice. 10 times.

Leave that comment. It costs you 1 second of time. And you'll make the writer's day

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2 months agoReply
@sydney You're welcome! :)

sydneyVerifiedco-creator of Commaful
2 months agoReply
@Raven81 aww thanks!

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2 months agoReply
I "liked" this--had to! :) It's such a kind message and holds so much truth! :-)

carlafischerAuthoress · System Programmer
5 months agoReply
@sydney Yes, that _is_ insane, especially because neither of the 2 makes me rich nor famous but a lot of work; and they make me happy (as desperate sometimes), indeed. I hope one of them will ease my pain a little as it---hopefully---grows. I promise to write a story about that. :D About how I do it. So you can watch me being crazy... :DD

sydneyVerifiedco-creator of Commaful
5 months agoReply
@carlafischer wow! 2 businesses!! that is insane!!!! you must share a story about that :D about how you do it!

carlafischerAuthoress · System Programmer
5 months agoReply
@sydney Many and many a thank you to _you_ for providing this platform!! Ah, a two-man team is not too bad. I'm a one-woman operation with two businesses at hand and no ace up my sleeve. :DD But working without smoke and mirrors is what I had chosen and will choose, ever! The next document I have in work already. But I will not get it finished before summer. So, how would Knuth state it? \relax :D

sydneyVerifiedco-creator of Commaful
5 months agoReply
@carlafischer Yes! We were amazed by the detailed feedback you shared. We still have the document you sent over and many of the things you listed are still on our to-do list...alas, a 2 person team means it takes time haha. i'm always amazedddd and honored by the detail you went into sharing the feedback document. But we really really appreciate all the feedback we get and take it into account. the people and community here make this site work! Thanks for being so helpful and sharing all of that help!!

carlafischerAuthoress · System Programmer
5 months agoReply
@sydney I understand. I also know the feelings of both joy that there _are_ some sharing their thoughts and sadness that most keep them for their own. In the latter case, one must probably derive their satisfied consent to the work presented from their continuing use or consumption? Anyway, for sure any input one gets is _far_ from the majority which might lead to nasty situations. How can I improve and provide more in a reader/ customer/ user tailored way without appropriate feedback in both respects, quantity and quality? Something users (of what kind ever) should think about. (No, I'm not preaching. :D) Commaful and you are a wonderful example, in a twofold way. I cannot imagine many other projects currently around providing a more direct way to their creators than you offer, Sydney. You're doing very well and definitely to my liking. Everything is presented in a personal way, I can even send you over e-mails and you reply. Here are real people making real work. And whether or not my input is considered, I don't feel I wasted my time by providing it. As long as this very personal flair is alive, the project is, also. One thing. But the other is not less interesting. Namely that, despite these very personal ways of connecting, obviously too few take the opportunity to exploit the possibility of getting in touch thus directly. In times of big, faceless companies like Google, Facebook, or Amazon providing no-name, faceless support (if any), exceptions like you should be like holidays for users. Interesting how majorities actually behave, eh? Probably these are stats of their own... I thus hope more people here get involved and do so quickly. Count on my feedback from time to time. :) (As the very few spare cycles in the output of my inner clockwork currently permit... :D)

sydneyVerifiedco-creator of Commaful
5 months agoReply
@carlafischer I feel the same way when it comes to building Commaful too. i'd LOVE to talk to more people here and get to know people here (and thus craft the platform in a way that works directly with the group of creators and readers here). Been very very fortunate that there are willing people to chat and be friends and those who share essays of feedback for us to use to improve and think. But it is FAR from the majority of people here

carlafischerAuthoress · System Programmer
5 months agoReply
@sydney Nice my nucleon analogy found grip in your mind. :) Yes. And if you make the same experience of numb creators over and over again and on different platforms, you might change your behaviour generally and project your feelings on _any_ creator, wherever, whenever. The result is you become one of those numb readers who just go passively from one post to the other. Too bad. I once maintained a technical magazine with circa 1,100 readers as an editor and I knew all by name. I could not reiterate the whole list, of course not. But I got in contact with each of them over time as the magazine built up and any one name I could connect to one person, a phone call, the lines she or he dropped, etc. We had a wonderful time and I could put an eye on forthcoming content much better to satisfy the readers I knew. Wonderful! Every night before I close my eyes I wish that I could experience this once again but with my fiction and poetry, writing for, say, a few hundred enthusiastic readers only. That would suffice. Because maintaining---and experiencing!---a close and heartfelt contact to and with my readers: That is, for me, the very soul of the art of writing.