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Giving up on a dream

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Rowan
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Giving up on a dream

Post by Rowan » Wed January 7th, 2009, 4:51 pm

How long do you wait before giving up on a dream? More than a year? Never? Do you keep plodding along at it no matter what in the hopes that it will come to fruition? :o :(
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Post by Julianne Douglas » Wed January 7th, 2009, 4:56 pm

Aw, Rowan, don't give up ever, unless you've got a better dream to replace it!

What kind of dream is it? Can you just take a break for a while and regroup?

Life's pretty dull if you don't have any dreams/goals to work towards.

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Post by Christina » Wed January 7th, 2009, 5:01 pm

Never, never, never, never, never, never give up on a dream :-) . If you do you will never know whether it might have come true one day. A year is nothing! Even 10 years might be nothing but, imo, dreams need nurturing and as soon as we become discouraged or start bewailing the fact that they take so long, the less likely we are to see them come to life. Sometimes we need to let them rest for a while without thinking too much about them - like seeds planted in the soil. If we go back all the time and dig them up to see if they are growing, they never will. We just put them out there and trust....That's what I think anyway :-) . And some dreams fall away naturally as we outgrow them, but to abandon one that is close to your heart doesn't seem the way to go...for me :-)
I wish you success and happy fruition in all your dreams :-)

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Post by Rowan » Wed January 7th, 2009, 5:01 pm

It's nothing spectacular... I just wanted to create a historical forum where people who enjoy history as a whole, not just fiction, could come to share their passions. And where students could come for reliable resources other than Wikipedia. Tomorrow it will be a year since I began it and it's dead. I am the sole contributer, despite having 16 members. I sent out a mass email in late November (I think) trying to get members to be active again, to no avail.

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Post by boswellbaxter » Wed January 7th, 2009, 5:11 pm

[quote=""Rowan""]It's nothing spectacular... I just wanted to create a historical forum where people who enjoy history as a whole, not just fiction, could come to share their passions. And where students could come for reliable resources other than Wikipedia. Tomorrow it will be a year since I began it and it's dead. I am the sole contributer, despite having 16 members. I sent out a mass email in late November (I think) trying to get members to be active again, to no avail.[/quote]


I wouldn't give it up--but maybe you need to change the focus to a particular period or otherwise tweak the site in order to attract more members. What's the link to it?
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Post by Rowan » Wed January 7th, 2009, 5:16 pm

I figured encompassing most history would be better than trying to find people who like the same history that I do. :o

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There are a few countries that don't appear yet as I don't have info or interest in them yet.
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Post by Divia » Wed January 7th, 2009, 5:19 pm

Isnt there a Tudor MB that is popular? I Know there is a Romanov one. Maybe you do need to narrow it down.
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Post by boswellbaxter » Wed January 7th, 2009, 5:33 pm

It's a nice looking site. Feel free to post it on the links section here. I suspect that a more narrow focus might help, though, at least as far as active participation goes. The busier boards I've seen--the royalty boards, the Tudor boards, the military history boards, the Marie Antoinette boards--are targeted to people with specific interests. Just my opinion, though.
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Post by Rowan » Wed January 7th, 2009, 7:54 pm

I decided to try making a companion forum on Facebook. See if that helps any.

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Post by nona » Fri January 16th, 2009, 8:01 pm

well Rowan the site looks interesting, mind if I join?

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