Mourning Old PW

Why do I feel like things have changed.  I don't post as much as I used to, I don't see the same girls, and the atmosphere has shifted. 


Maybe I'm just not into it like I used to be...but I wanna be darn it!  The wedding is about 4 months away and I thought I would be on even more.  :-(

Posted on January 15, 2010 at 1:40 pm
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I'm on less frequently too have you been engaged long?

Posted on January 15, 2010 at 2:08 pm
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Dreamin I was just thinking the same thing last week. I noticed that you & a few others I used to post with daily are not on as much............ it makes me sad.  :(


Come back!


 

Posted on January 15, 2010 at 2:10 pm
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fbaez...I've been engaged since July.  I guess maybe I'm pretty set with the wedding so I'm on less. 


Octobersky-I def want to still be really involved.  I think I'll get some oldie but goodie threads going tomorrow!

Posted on January 15, 2010 at 2:41 pm
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Looking forward to your threads Dreamin! I totally know what you are saying - I feel the same way I thought I would be more into it with the wedding fast approaching!

Posted on January 15, 2010 at 7:45 pm
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girl, i totally totally feel you :(

Posted on January 16, 2010 at 2:28 am
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I think it is totally natural to go through phases with forums. When you start to be on any one particular forum for awhile you start see the same threads reoccurring, so its not as exciting... which might cause you to step back and post less. This is what happens with me...


Also a lot of brides enter PW at different stages of wedding planning.... therefore some users are on longer/shorter and more/less. 


If everything stayed the same, how do you expect to discover new ideas/photos/people/etc...

Posted on January 16, 2010 at 6:10 am
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I've heard this same subject be brought up on other forums and it always ends poorly. A lot of it has to do with feeling close to a particular group of people. And that is great! But the newbies shouldn't feel like they're just intruding and ruining what once was.


Appreciate the differences between new people and groups... everyone brings different things to the table.

Posted on January 16, 2010 at 3:18 pm
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Ditto Shan and pickaroe - well said!

Posted on January 16, 2010 at 3:29 pm
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Well said pickaroe!!!  We <3 you, newbies!!!  :)

Posted on January 16, 2010 at 3:50 pm
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Of course the newbies shouldn't feel that way!  I'm referring to not being as "excited" about the boards as I used to be.  My own shift.  It is natural that a shift would occur...I just thought I would feel it AFTER my wedding.  I think it's just because I am pretty done with the planning. 


And just a heads up...this is the first forum I have ever been on.  Gosh...I feel like a kid getting lectured.  Think I'll go sit in corner for a little bit.  Totally kidding BTW :-)  I can see how my original post may have been missunderstood.


 

Posted on January 16, 2010 at 3:55 pm
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Personally, I totally agree with this. When I was here this time last year, there were so many less girls on here, so it felt like you got to know people more. Now the board are so busy, it's hard to keep track. I mean obviously it's great that PW is growing, it's just that the atmosphere has changed a bit I think. I'm sure for me it's that I'm not planning my wedding anymore, but I started to feel the shift a month or so before the wedding.

Posted on January 16, 2010 at 3:58 pm
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Come out of the corner =)


It happens. It's normal. It's sad and it sucks... but as I've always been told "the only thing that stays the same is that everything changes"


 

Posted on January 16, 2010 at 5:05 pm
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Yes, change is good, but being able to expel an emotional expression is even better.............hence the VENT group and why it was created. To get it off our shoulders not to be lectured but something to spit out and be done with. BLAHHHHHHHHHHHH its been said "who else feels the same way" VENT, SCREAM, YELL something in this group/forum because this is the spot to do it.


 


Dreamin I totally understand. I can't keep up with everyones wedding like I used to and I'm not sure I want to give advice to people who don't have bio's or even an explanation on why they don't have one.  I love that there are more new people joining the forum because growth is amazing and it helps PW expand, but I understand where you are coming from and as a not too oldie but not newbie......... yeah, it sucks to see others you have posted with fade to black.


Come back some of us are still here ;)

Posted on January 16, 2010 at 7:48 pm
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pickaroe---ok..I'll come out now! :-)


"the only thing that stays the same is that everything changes"-so true


Octobersky---u rock!  Feeling much better about it all now!

Posted on January 17, 2010 at 4:39 am
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@ pickaroe and Shan, well said!


<3 you all! :)

Posted on January 17, 2010 at 4:56 am
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All online communities go through this.  Seriously, every single online community that I've been a contributing member of has had a post that basically amounts to "things suck now, why can't they be the way they were?"


And honestly I would go a step farther and say all communities period go through this, virtual and non.


Personally, I'm just glad that PW is GROWING and we're having these complaints because the community IS so large and alive.  Have you ever been a member of one going in the other direction?  Dying communities and dead communities with a few ghosts still lingering are a lot worse, because everyone involved has a vague sense of guilt- "what could I have done better", "if only I'd ____ more, I could have saved us"- when sometimes it's just the natural progression of things.


That said, I totally understand what you are going through, and it sucks big time.  I'm not as close to PW as some of my other communities,  but I've definitely experienced this.  The friendships that are real DO last, no matter what happens to the place itself.  *hugs*

Posted on January 18, 2010 at 2:52 am
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...hmmmm...


 

Posted on January 18, 2010 at 2:54 am
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waving!! I'm still here everyone :-)

Posted on January 18, 2010 at 5:14 am
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Oh man D1rty...if i could read your mind!  I know what ever it's thinking is probably right!


 


soon2beMrs.Jackson...Hi!!!!


 


 

Posted on January 18, 2010 at 12:48 pm

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