Who runs this place? A little about me.

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Who runs this place? A little about me.

Post by Berlie » Sat Dec 07, 2002 9:38 am

*blush* thanks for the kind words everyone.

The souls that visit this site and share their words are the ones that deserve all the credit for making the Pages what it is.

Michael.. this site was in a directory that you purchased? Now I am curious how it ended up in there!

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Post by MJPease » Sat Dec 07, 2002 9:33 pm

Hello Berlie, It was or is in a copy of:75,000 Web Sites/ WEBBOUND 2002 Spring Edition The Essential Web Resource/ quarterly 9.95 US and 13.95 Canada Webound, Inc. 111 Center Park Drive, Suite 400, Knoxville TN 37922 Phone 865-694-0065 Fax 865-690-9127 www.webbound.com It's the best 9.95 I ever spent. It brought me directly to the Page's. Take Care

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Post by JodyAnn M. » Sun Dec 29, 2002 6:06 pm

Hi Berlie, wow, I thought it was just me <img border="0" title="" alt="[Smile]" src="smile.gif" /> turmoil, blah, blah, blah. Life is grand, no words come out, what's up with that? Why is it that we can only write when our life sucks eggs? I actually try to write, you know thinking it's a passion, then I found out it was just a way to cry with words <img border="0" alt="[Crying]" title="" src="graemlins/cry.gif" /> so no one would know how much I hated life. Glad I finally found a place to let me put my old self out there.

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Post by thief of dreams » Sun May 23, 2004 9:53 am

this is quite the informative little post.. hehe
Welcome to the pages Berlie, i hope you like it here.. the creater of this place did a good job.. her names Kim...
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"Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings - always darker, emptier and simpler."
Friedrich Nietzsche

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Post by Friend_forever » Mon May 24, 2004 12:36 am

Hi... Good work with the forums. Everybody here is so great. I wanted to publish my poetry online, but basically, i am very shy to show my poetry to anyone and everyone. But you guys are such friendly and open lot, that i put one of my poems in the forums. I got some great feedback that was really constructive and now my poem looks better than it used to.

I put one of my poems in poetry.com and they said i was a semi-finalist in their contest... sent me very nicely crafted letters and wanted money to publish my poetry online, tape it etc... but when I digged deeper... It was all a scam!! I am so thankful that I did not send them a draft for the book!! But you guys just reviewed the very same poem, and gave suggestions that made it better!!

I love you guy already, and i have been a member for only 4 days!!!!
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Post by Berlie » Tue Jul 13, 2004 9:30 pm

Ok I just spent about 15 minutes going through the back pages of this forum looking for my Hi My Name is Post only to find that some little sneak had stickied it!

Looks suspiciously at Heinzs...
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Post by heinzs » Tue Jul 13, 2004 10:40 pm

Who? Me?

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Post by decadence » Wed Jul 14, 2004 1:01 am

Romulus the Almighty wrote:What can be said about the one who sired such a place for poets of all genres to come and share their woes, burdens, emotions, and yes sometimes sick minds. Genius is what can be said. Romulus bows to you(and he bows to no one except his savior).


plenty :cheers:
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Post by IfOnly...IfOnly... » Sun Dec 12, 2004 8:59 am

Thanks everyone for all of your contributions! :cheers:
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Post by Reverse Sminkie » Tue Mar 08, 2005 2:25 am

You have a really nice open, friendly site here, Berlie. It's always a pleasure to come visit, so I guess that's thanks to all your crew who make it all happen too.

Poetry.Com has, I'm sorry to say, been the bug-bear of writers for a long time. They play on our tender egos, buttering us up with wonderful words of praise as to how great we are and talented blah blah blah... The sad truth of the matter is that they publish NUMEROUS books a year, sometime told me it was over 40 publications) crammed to the gills with poets and non-poets alike, something reaching hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of writers per book. The layout is cramped, small-print, sometimes 8 poems per page! The quality of the product's are poor and each entrant is then sweet-talked with blandishments of 'buy this,buy that... how about a copy for your granny/friends/neighbours/kid's school?' etc... It is unfortunate that, while actually operating within the law, they are making a sweet fortune from all of us who get such a glow from actually being published and praised by letter. The Washington affair is a huge forum, and I personally know many poets who have been invited; and NOT ONLY those who've contributed to their books but people whose names have been gleaned from the net itself! You are expected to pay fares, entrance, this that and the other but you will come away with a 'fantastic' trophy/certificate/glass bowl or whatever that costs x amount of dollars and is fully covered by all you are expected to buy. So that poet whose parents wouldn't allow her to travel there... don't be hard on your parents, my dear fellow writer, they are probably aware of the shockingly mercenary tactics of this company and simply wish to protect you from them. They are even paying 'names' to be present to add strength to their commercial appeal, in an attempt to make themselves even more acceptable to the public. It's purely about money, NOT about talent. I too was 'chosen' as an 'exceptional writer' and all that jazz, but fortunately had heard enough about them not to succumb to the obvious ego-boosting charm of their letters! Poetry.com is just like vanity publishing on a grand scale. Be wary and ask around.


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Post by Debbie » Mon Mar 14, 2005 6:40 pm

Berlie it is pretty hard to compete with all the compliments which have been posted in here..if it wasn't for Smink I wouldn't have noticed this..
I have enjoyed my stay in here.. at one point I felt like just getting out and off the web..but I'm glad I didn't. I have met some beautiful people in here and found new friends. I've met sad people and those in much pain..and realize how well off I really am.I've read poems that have encouraged me to go on and some to make me laugh..the variety in here is amazing and I love this place.I do thank you dear Berlie for creating such a beautiful home for us to always come to...and I must add thank you for choosing such great administrators and moderators they are wonderful people and I might add they look out for us.
Thanks Smink for posting a reply and bringing this up so I could read all the wonderful comments and come to know a very special lady Berlie.

God bless you Berlie.. I pray God raises you up in strength and might.

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Post by Debbie » Tue Aug 16, 2005 7:10 am

I was reading the replies again in here Heinz..and the more I've read it the more I see how everyone is so close knit ...a true family...
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Post by thief of dreams » Tue Aug 16, 2005 2:33 pm

a little incest going on here as well though...
"Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings - always darker, emptier and simpler."
Friedrich Nietzsche

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Post by LadySaturn » Tue Aug 16, 2005 3:18 pm

thief of dreams wrote:a little incest going on here as well though...
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Re: Who runs this place? A little about me.

Post by nrip4life » Fri Dec 07, 2007 3:23 am

what would we do without u ber!!!!!!
Old too soon, smart too late....-anonymous

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