I Wish People Would Write Stories When Starting Groups

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 383 People

    Guilty

    Of all the groups I've created, I've only written a story for one. I'll probably procrastinate terribly, but I plan to change that after having discovered this group.
    effervescence effervescence
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jul 17, 2008

    The Flip Side Of The Coin.

    I will be the first to admit that one of my pet peeve's is that if you create a group then write somthing to go with it even if it is just a line or two. But I also understand that for the more timid one's that to write a story that nobody comment's on can be discouraging thing...
    Robert1256 Robert1256
    51-55, M
    4 Responses Mar 11, 2011

    Dis/agree

    When I read about this group I had to laugh out loud. But ever thought that they made as group so that they could help someone? Say someone made a group about self harming for instance. They may not do it, but they want someone to be able to be given the chance to share...
    Adri-irda Adri-irda
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Aug 27, 2006

    I Wish People Would Write Stories

    I wish people would write stories when starting groups. I'm not guilty of this. All it takes, is a few words, and you're away.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket
    46-50, M
    1 Response Sep 26, 2011

    Im Trying to Think Here

    Didnt want to. thought i had too. so i did. so there
    Sprite Sprite
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jun 22, 2007

    Valerian Ocean

    Hi, All, I am a chinese. I started to write a novel using english. I found this place and thought I could share my story here. http://www.valerianocean.blogspot.com/ Please check it out. THanks,   Echofield
    echofield echofield
    26-30
    Nov 28, 2008

    Please?

    My motivation for starting a group was to write about something that didn't fit into an existing group - one gained a lot of members right away and another spent a long time with the only story. It just seems awkward to join a group with no stories that I didn't start myself.
    Morgause Morgause
    41-45, F
    Apr 25, 2011

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    ShyButCreativeSexyGuy ShyButCreativeSexyGuy
    46-50, M
    Jul 9, 2012

    For Real Yo

    I always do when I first start a group, it only makes sense right? If you are not going to write a story you should not start the group in the first place. That gives people a base to go on and then they can follow that to write their stories. I like to write more than...
    cinfullynn cinfullynn
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Feb 13, 2008

    What Is the Point of Starting ...

    What is the point of starting a group if you don't have a story about that topic?
    Anndei Anndei
    26-30, F
    Jun 22, 2007

    When I Start A Group

    When I start a group I do a story but when I join a group it's because I'm in agreement with the group and I'll write a story if I can think of something to say.
    aquarius3 aquarius3
    66-70
    1 Response Nov 7, 2011

    I Didn't Get It At First

    I found this website though StumbleUpon, as I'm sure many of you did, so I didn't know anything about it when I got started.  EP asked me to give 5 details about myself that distinctly described the core me, so I just gave some random things without thinking too much. ...
    secondrule secondrule
    31-35, M
    Nov 7, 2007

    I Do My Best

    its tempting to add as many experiences as possible but its seems to defeat the purpose of the whole experience unless the experience is matched with a story, more attention would improve the quailty of the experience project for everyone involved.
    Donalh Donalh
    22-25, M
    Jul 6, 2008

    I Guess I Don't Get It

    Unless in some cases you are planning to come back and post later, but otherwise I'm not sure why people make groups if they don't want to share the story behind the inspiration for said group. No biggie, cos if I join that group, eventually it will have a story!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Nov 20, 2010

    They Should

    Yes I wish people who start groups would write stories on it too.  I have ran into a few groups on here with no stories.  Maybe EP should give them a little time to add a story and then if they don't delete the group.  If they want to start the group again then...
    rondat rondat
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Jan 18, 2008

    Will I Ever Be Happy

    Hala to anyone that is reading.My name is sinazo i am 19 years old living at sos children village port Elizabeth. I finished school last year but i failed metric. I never really had a chance to share my feelings with anyone well let me start by telling my story.I was once a happy...
    sdebruin sdebruin
    18-21
    Jul 22, 2011

    If Someone Starts a Group I...

    If someone starts a group I would like to hear the story that goes along with it.
    keyna keyna
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jul 18, 2008

    When Someone Starts a Group...

    When someone starts a group usually is because they are going through that and sometime just getting out helps, and when you get comments a lot of them have great advice.  Also remember your story might help someone else going through the same thing.
    Livinginpeace Livinginpeace
    41-45, F
    Jul 18, 2008

    It'd Be Helpful

    i'm not the ep police or anything, but it'd be helpful if when you start a group if you explained why you started it or try to talk about it for a few brief seconds, even if it's not much, that way at least we have a general idea of why you created it, especially if it's vaguely...
    unfucktheworld unfucktheworld
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 12, 2008

    Huh???

    I've seen a lot of groups with no stories to them. What's up with that? If you felt strongly enough to make the group, why not just go the extra mile? In fact, when I joined the last 4 groups, I'm 90% certain they had no stories. Maybe people get caught in the moment & forget. Or...
    Rookie009 Rookie009
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Sep 30, 2012

    Sure It Gives You Some Exam...

    Sure it gives you some example of the group being started.
    fredngrady fredngrady
    36-40, M
    Jul 18, 2008

    Oh Nooooo.....

    I have joined this group because I am soo guilty of trying to start groups with no story! My intentions are good I assure you....but sometimes late at night..the stories insist on staying in my squirrelbrain... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Oh well,I will write the...
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth
    46-50, F
    14 Responses Nov 30, 2007

    It Sets a Tone

    I wonder why people start groups and don't write a story. Surely they have an opinion about the subject. Otherwise, why would they have created the group?
    nicoleal20 nicoleal20
    46-50, F
    1 Response Sep 10, 2008

    I Am Kinda Iffy On This....

    I guess it all depends on the group that it is, because there is groups that I have made when I was reall depressed, and still haven't writen a story for it yet, so I guess it really comes down to what kind of group it is, weather or not, I would like someone to write stories...
    xSilentlySufferingx xSilentlySufferingx
    18-21, F
    Apr 25, 2010

    Please

    I have been finding a lot of groups that have been started that have no stories attached to them and no avatars.  I have been trying to write a story on as many as I can but it sure would be awesome if people would write a story as they are starting a group and that way we...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    2 Responses May 22, 2008

    Yes, I Have a Group That I Hav...

    Yes, I have a group that I have just started, and I started it because its something of a place where people like my self can share their stories, and help each other, I cant see the point of opening a group and not using it, maybe it gives people a certain feeling of power...
    rosygal rosygal
    46-50, F
    Feb 13, 2008

    If You Can Start A Group, You Can Write A Story.

    Somtime's you can get confused looking for a group on here. You punch a topic in and 22 page's of it come's up. So you start looking through them just to find that 18 page's out of 22 have not one single story posted to them. The other 4 page's pretty much say the same thing but...
    Robert1256 Robert1256
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Sep 14, 2010

    Stories

    i just hope that pll understand that sometimes it takes a awhile to tell the storie
    metalchick metalchick
    31-35, F
    Jul 24, 2008

    Me Too

    i haven't shared a story in every single group i've joined, but i do try to post as many as i can. and if i join a group that has no stories yet, i'll happily be the first to add. if you feel stronly enough about something to start a group about it, share a little something with...
    runnagirrl runnagirrl
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 22, 2008

    Share and Share Alike

    If you want a site than at least have the common deceancy to leave a comment on your own site.  Why you started it, what experiance you had, what kind of answers and stories do you want to see there.  Leave us a note or something, do not just abondin us there all alone...
    allofus allofus
    46-50, M
    Apr 28, 2009

    I Am Kinda Iffy On This.

    ... I guess it all depends on the group that it is, because there is groups that I have made when I was really depressed, and still haven't written a story for it yet, so I guess it really comes down to what kind of group it is, weather or not, I would like someone to write...
    HisLittleAriel HisLittleAriel
    26-30, F
    Jul 3, 2015

    I Really Wanted...

    to join this group and not leave a story, that would be just my style, but obviously I didn't pull it off.
    ReformedAutomaton ReformedAutomaton
    41-45, M
    7 Responses Jun 22, 2007

    ARGH!

    I do. Its so annoying when you click on a group and go to read some stories, and there ain't shi*. I wanna know why you started the group...not just that you did!!!
    angelbutterflies angelbutterflies
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 29, 2008

    Sharing a Story

    As Sprite noted in an earlier story, I had to write a story for this group as well.  There have been a variety or explanations of how new groups are formed without the knowledge of the participant.  has this point been made to EP?  If so, they might have not been...
    nudeinva nudeinva
    51-55, M
    2 Responses May 17, 2008

    Blog, Journal Discussion, Answering Sometimns Discussions

    Sometimes I think I'm answering a discussion , or writing a journal and I find I've started a group...ITS   THE  MEDS...BUT  other can write stories and you never know how active a group one  may have started.
    csan csan
    61-65, F
    Oct 30, 2007

    I Think It Would Be Very He...

    I think it would be very helpful. Ay least that way, you have a story to feed off and can share yours.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 18, 2008

    Really

    When one starts a group, there must be a need for that group or so it seems. After taking the necessary actions to create the group, it would take only take a few more minutes to share with us the motivation for bringing the group into existence.
    pentupfreedom pentupfreedom
    46-50, M
    2 Responses May 3, 2012

    Guilty As Charged.

    Lol, now there's 245 people and 45 stories in this group ;-) I log on here sometimes and find lists of one line groups belonging to one, two, or three people i am circled with and NONE have stories. Some are so obscure that they might never be shared - you know; stuff like "I am...
    hawk2002 hawk2002
    46-50, M
    6 Responses Dec 1, 2010

    Ditto

    What more is there to say?
    hellosailor hellosailor
    36-40, M
    Oct 13, 2006

    What's the Deal?

    Why do people create groups...then dont share a story in it at all. or Create a group that is almost exactly like one already in existence.  I almsot did that just now.  Was going to create a group titled..."i dont understand why folks create groups without...
    Lexus Lexus
    36-40, F
    1 Response Oct 14, 2007

    I Suppose So But As An Exam...

    I suppose so but as an example, I am very new to this site and have only been on twice. It can be somewhat difficult to understand what is really being asked of you to react or respond to. It appears on the surface to be a simple site, but at least to myself I find it anything...
    MASTEROBATER MASTEROBATER
    56-60, M
    1 Response Feb 13, 2008

    Yea

    I'm working on writing stories for all the groups I've joined...BUT, for the ones I've started, I've written stories for all of them...I think. Well, I will. dang it. LOL. I will ASAP. And I can admit when I'm a little lax on doing things.
    Warmthoughtsofyou04 Warmthoughtsofyou04
    31-35, F
    1 Response May 23, 2008

    Iam With You About People Doing That Also

    then you no what is going to happen day to day and not only that what will be happen in the even time to . evangelist pastor susie houston
    pastor24 pastor24
    56-60, F
    Apr 12, 2011
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