From someone who's truly very thankful to all, Happy Holidays Dec 25, 2018 2:13:24 GMT shawn likes this
Post by I liked it... on Dec 25, 2018 2:13:24 GMT
To All of the members on The Writer's Haven, Happy Holidays!
While I don't want to sound dramatic, I didn't have the chance to say this during our site's birthday or on Thanksgiving, so I thought I'd say just a lil' something. Since The Holidays are about family, and everyone on this site has become a family, and I'm truly proud of everyone on here who've helped us continue on even through the dark times of 2018.
When this site was founded, it was on a chatroom called Chatzy, and over the idea we had to move away from USMB (Ultimate Scream Message Board) for various drama that came about. While I went ahead and made the chatroom, multiple people were apart of coming up with the idea. Throughout those early years of Forever Fiction and The Official Scream Writer, I wasn't happy, and I often found myself feeling overwhelmed emotionally, and almost like being an admin was more of a chore rather than the job I thought I'd enjoy working in. This was mainly in disputes with someone who cannot be named, and a divide among the members. The day after, I was relieved but also in distress at the thought the site would die forever...
And it didn't. It took a hiatus, a much needed one. Once we came back on our feet, our community really shaped into a place where I'm happy and proud to come to everyday. Being an administrator doesn't always feel like a chore, only sometimes when the whole site goes down and we have to move to a new host, but thanks to Greg, an admin who really DOES the most, and this whole community, I'm just thankful we're still together. I also say together in a vernacular that isn't oblivious to the quiddity of abandonment that it may seem at the moment because we're still all logging on and contributing in our own ways. I really thought this website was gone after the huge season finale of Manifesto Night, and now we're still here, wiggling our way into the new year.
I really hope the best for everyone on here for the Holidays, and safe travels. This has been a great run so far, and I hope we will continue to grow in the new year!