Should we organize an attempt together to enliven the forum?
I'm back. It's slightly awkward, having come to the level of realization that I'm probably a channel or some sort of medium/walk-in/meshy thing and not a demon, myself (at least, to put things simply). I had given some attempts at trying to enliven the forum, but realized that there wasn't really anyone else viewing or responding (depending on how long I'd left the post up). A couple of times, I've done this and ended up taking down what I'd written because there's no point in my opening up, as regards my own sense of privacy, for no response.
I don't know if anyone else has done this. I know that I myself stopped checking this forum for a while because nothing was happening.
I also, though, realize that I'm likely one of the older members here, and so I'm thinking that maybe other members don't realize that if we want this place to survive, contributions from more than one (to four) participants will be necessary. With that in mind, I'm wondering if we could or should all set some week aside to devote time to reinvigorating the forum -- like generating topics, posting, trying to (respectfully) start conversations or (respectfully) respond or ask questions of others. It probably wouldn't work out well if it's too soon, because people who only check occasionally (say once a week to once every few weeks) wouldn't get the notice.
It's just that it's kind of hard to try and put effort into getting some activity going and not seeing much else happening (the Welcome and Tumblr threads notwithstanding), and not even knowing if anyone's been here. The latest post by Obsydian was really my first confirmation after the Tumblr thread that other members are actually checking here. The Tumblr thread for myself is basically inapplicable (I've grown to avoid spaces like that) and I'm not the greatest person at engaging those I don't know...
Anyhow! My idea was to set aside, say, a week, (maybe at the end of March and beginning of April?) where we could at least make sure we checked here and maybe posted a little? I know that my own schedule makes this difficult (I'm about 3/4 time in school and almost 1/2 time at work), but it seems some bit of organization would help! (I have history in community organizing, not to say that I'm good at it, but at least it's a start...)