So... I'm Jacquii and joined TAZ in July of 2006 when I opened my JPiC Forum For Writers poetry forum... Thus my TAZ username PoetJC. The forum has basically been dead for years now. I actually started a rebuild/redesign of it several months ago, with the idea of re-branding with the domain PoetryInColor.online ... I think it's a very special and unique design actually that needs to be fixed in certain spots and completed in others. Thing is ... I kinda lost interest in its development when getting involved with a few clients' website & forum design projects. Perhaps I'll finish it and ultimately start promoting member participation again? I really have no idea at the moment.
A few questions for forum admins/owners/moderators/staff ... What do you do to inspire yourself to finish website/forum projects that you had once dedicated yourself to completing? Have you ever had the inclination to just simply quit a project you've worked rather diligently on; Just give up? If yes - what have you done to overcome the hurdles of such a loss of interest? What CAN be done to re-inspire and reinvigorate your drive to get the project in the end zone for a touchdown?
I swear ... I want to finish the project so badly and open the new design for posting. But there's no inspiration. I have quite a few friends on Facebook that I met on JPiC and we've kept in contact over the past several years. They're constantly asking if I'm going to actually complete the design. And ... Basically I'm out to lunch, trying desperately to find the same initiative, drive and excitement to complete it that I have when munching on a fresh Jet's Italian sausage with extra cheese deep dish.
I started. Lost focus and it's rather .... depressing in a way - just knowing that a project you had a complete fervor for completing and reintroducing to the world is now collecting dust.. And I need to know how to get out of this slump!!!
So ... Have you ever found yourself in a similar type of slump? What do you do to dig yourself out of it???
Anyway... It's interesting - this blog thing... I only wanted to share a poem that I accidentally opened in MS Word earlier this evening, and find myself writing about an admin type subject. Hmmm. And I'm not even sure how my "Writing" folder was even opened, as I haven't written in weeks, don't generally write in Word any longer and haven't thought about the JPiC rebuild in about as long. So - I'm hoping to find some suggestions on rebooting the passion I had.
ORIGAMI SECRET. It needs an edit process, an extra line reading somewhere that "I whistle my own birdsong story" or some such ... IDK. But this is one of my favorites. It was actually published in a poetry collection back in 2008. I haven't thought about it in years and just wanted to share it tonight... Let me know if you appreciate it
Birds in Spring don't smell
Their shells crack
when you whisper "I love you" wrong.
Their throne is delicate and their wings
like paper origami.
Their sense of urgency
is the Mulatta fiending freedom's secret.
Yes their wings: origami secrets.
And though I amble, deliciously poeting;
paper & pen of borrowed-cap fame,
mine own camera capturing the thievery
of their caged-bird essence,
I refuse to whistle their song.
And I refuse to whistle their song.
Yay! That I know the
caged-bird in his ultimate and unending beauty.
He is only I, and I: an origami secret.
Copyright © 2006 Jacquii Cooke
"To the love of my life - my origami secret. I love you A"