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Poetry Pages is now 19 years old!

Post by heinzs » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:12 pm

On January 12th Poetry Pages turned the page onto 19 years in this existence. There was a previous, but much shorter, life, and this is the only Poetry Pages that any of us (Other than Berlie and myself) truly know.

We struggle on...

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Re: Poetry Pages is now 19 years old!

Post by LadySaturn » Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:52 pm

Holy crap! We're old. :mrgreen:

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Re: Poetry Pages is now 19 years old!

Post by heinzs » Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:25 pm

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Re: Poetry Pages is now 19 years old!

Post by GoddessErika » Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:12 pm

So, like I previously said, I have dropped back in to say hello, meet the new talent, read some writings, and possibly get the creative juices flowing again, but I gotta say, it saddens me to see how few and far between the posts have gotten. :crying: What happened? Where’d everyone go? (I know, I’m guilty of disappearing too, but still!)

I’m wondering, if there’s anything I can do to help breathe some life into the pages... I’m not very familiar with PHP, but I am pretty well versed in other programming languages and blogging platforms, and by day practice digital marketing, web administration, and search engine optimization. My job is literally to make websites appear on page 1 of Google’s search results, and I’m sure I could bump the rankings of the poetry pages too. It would do wonders to help new talent find us... Just sayin’.

Anyhow, I’m happy to help if anyone is interested...
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Re: Poetry Pages is now 19 years old!

Post by heinzs » Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:03 pm

Folks just dawdled away one by one. A few have gone forever (see the memorial forum) and others have grown up, grown older, and moved on. The registration access to the pages is always smothered by spam, for some reason, so I've had to disable automatic registration. Someone has to request to join now, but that is maybe one person per year. A lot of us are spending more time over on our Facebook page, so you'll run into more familiar faces over there.

I think our downfall is that people aren't doing ANY poetry as much as they were when we started, and we are dreadfully devoid of any form of advertisement that we exist. I don't know what the answer is to infuse some life back in here.

I'll be 70 this year and my energies are not what they used to be. My muse, too, has gone to warmer climes (probably sitting on the beach next to yours). But I will keep the Pages running as long as I can, and then LadySaturn and Sarah have been made full admins and will be able to fill in.

We had a horrible PHP crash a few years ago and I found a great technician who resurrected the site for a paltry $95.

I look forward to more chances to interact.

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Re: Poetry Pages is now 19 years old!

Post by GoddessErika » Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:06 am

It's just sad to see so little going on. :crying: Once upon a time, this place was more of a home than most of our real homes were. Maybe that's just it though... maybe we've all grown up and finally made homes for ourselves that we didn't need to escape from anymore. I know I ran off a couple of times myself, but it was always so good to find the pages right here where I left them when I was ready to come back. Even now, there's quite a few familiar folks running around here, even if not as frequently as they once were. I just dread the thought of seeing a 404 page not found error pop-up someday when I'm trying to make my way back! I think I've only been to the Facebook page once. I'll look it up again and reconnect with you all there too, and like I said before, I'm happy to help in any way I can to keep the lights on and the door open for all the original familia, and any new strays that wander in, so if you need anything you know how to find me on Facebook... :grin:
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Re: Poetry Pages is now 19 years old!

Post by Nefertari » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:00 am

Amazing....and wonderful. Happy Birthday.
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