December 8, 2022 at 11:25 pm #155903Anonymous
Hi. Can anyone hear me? I thought the SE forums were dead.
Okay, just trying to re-introduce myself again. Hi, I am Kayla. Some of you may know me from KDWC camp.
I live in Indiana. I am 30 and live at home. I was never homeschooled, but would have loved it and if I ever have children they will definitely be homeschooled from the cradle. Lol.
I love to write and am currently writing a Gothic romance. I am still working out my writing process. As far as I know I am a pantser.
So where are all of the people in here? What groups do I go to be more active with everyone?
Let’s see. I love to read in almost every genre. I am blind, but don’t let that weird you out. I wrote a blog post on that and everything. Oh, that is at http://www.kaylajamesauthor.wordpress.com
I like learning crafts. I am learning to knit now. Does anyone else know how? I want to learn to knit fast.
I don’t work right now. I am not sure what work God is calling me to do while I am trying to have a writing career.
Okay, I guess that is all about me so far. I hope to make friends soon.
KaylaDecember 9, 2022 at 11:05 pm #155908solanelle@calidris
Hi Kayla! I do remember you, and I’m glad you’re back!
What’s your WIP about? Do you have any favorite books? What are some of your favorite crafts?
That’s really cool that you’re learning to knit! I never learned to knit, but it does seem fun (and practical.)
I think that SE is…unfortunately rather inactive at the moment. I think that because the group tends to have a lot of younger people, it gets quieter during the school season. I also think that sometimes (probably because the groups tends to be younger) some people might feel a little awkward talking with an adult 🙁
Personally, I think that the best way to get in touch with people on SE would be to search for active threads you’re interested in, and try to participate in those. Just putting yourself out there and making yourself active and visible in the forum will really help people to start recognizing you and remembering you when it comes to other future activities! I really like participating in advice and discussion threads – by offering help, people started seeing me more and associating me with those kinds of topics, so then they’re more likely to tag me in the future. Then, I get to participate in more discussions, and start getting to know people with similar values and interests!
It took me a few months to really start getting integrated in the SE community, and I think that was mainly because I was invited to one of the character castle games. I’ve been here for over a year now, but I think it’s safe to say that by now I feel pretty well connected, and “at home” here. I think with any group, it does take a while, and that can be hard (especially if you don’t have any connections here to begin with.) Are there any groups, topics or activities you’re interested in? SE is pretty inactive right now, but I can try to keep an eye out for things you might be interested in! It also doesn’t hurt to join a genre group – even though a lot of them or pretty dormant right now.
Also, if there’s a topic you’re really interested and get involved with in, you can subscribe to it to get email updates so you don’t miss out on the conversation 🙂
I think also, when people get busy, they pick and choose which topics and people they reply to – I often choose topics that are really interesting, or that involve a friend. Sometimes, I Sometimes I’ve started threads no one answered, but I know it has nothing to do with me – people get busy, or just don’t have the energy to get involved in one more thing.
A lot of my friendships with people here really deepened through social media apart from SE, so I would say that this is a huge contributing factor. Blogs/newsletters, Instagram….a lot of people here are also on Discord (including myself.)
I saw your blog, and I found it very interesting! I’m working on one….kind of. I got distracted, but I do plan on working on again it soon XD Once I get that finished/published, I’ll go follow you!
Off the top of my head, here’s some people I think you might be interested in meeting!
@e-n-leonard participated in the Daughters of the King camp
Here’s some other people I know:
Again, welcome back! I look forward to seeing you around!
*laughs as one fey*December 9, 2022 at 11:16 pm #155909E. N. Leonard@e-n-leonard
It’s good to see you, Kayla! I’m the E. N. Leonard from Tentalizing Tales!
We are called to be lights in the cosmos.
May your inkwells never run dry!December 9, 2022 at 11:45 pm #155910Joshua Scheele@storysmith
Hi Kayla! I am Josh! It’s nice to meet you! I was homeschooled. I am working on a huge project that is mix of fantasy and science fiction.
A real hero remains accountable until the end.December 10, 2022 at 3:26 pm #155912Cathy@this-is-not-an-alien
*Dashes in through a ploom of glitter, trips on a chair, flipping in the air and landing on a table clutching my full coffee cup*
HIIIIIIIII!!!!!!!!!!!! *hugs new person!* I’m Cathy!! I’m blind too, in my left eye. How long have you been blind? Are you big E blind but able to see with glasses or just big E blind or amblyopic or near/far sighted? (You don’t have to answer any of these questions if you don’t want to XDD)
I write fantasy thrillers usually!!
You can join a character castle and role play your character to figure out their character it’s super fun!!!! What’s you WIP about?
To be a light to the world you must shine in the darkness.
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