The question becomes WHY? And furthermore, Why Gather?
Well, let me tell you, I have friends here. I love the writings, the poetry, the artwork, the discussions, the news from Gather Members, the Gather Groups, the information, the socialization of it all, AND -- this very special community of people on this particular Social Site called Gather can be found no where else. That's right, this Site is like none other ~ anywhere. It is a well kept secret.
Yes, Gather is much MORE than anybody really knows. Although Gather members gripe and complain and fuss, and sometimes even fight -- yeah, yeah, so does much of the outside world. However, I like it in here. In fact, I love it in here ~ I really love Gather. I don't think that there is anywhere else with people that can make you think, make you laugh, make you cry, make you scream in terror ~ just kidding [rolling eyes around ~ not really]...there are some terrorizing people on Gather, but they are few and far between. And anyways, I've come to find that you just have to forgive them, because they have yet to come to grips with the fact that they need meds -- or God -- or both.
During the twilight months of our Gather mesh-mash when things were a bit unstable and people couldn't get on, could not post, kept clicking on keyboard buttons time after time after time, and screaming so loud that we heard them in our souls. I just thought to myself, 'this too will pass'.
And lookahere ~ here we are doing a Thursday Writing Essential Challenge on the question of Why I stayed.
Alright, I stuck like glue to Gather because simply put, I LOVE GATHER!
...and there you have it folks ~ THE END
On Fire for Gather ~ by René Allen