I should know better

One of my problems in life is having a mind that can’t settle on a hobby. And another downfall is my propensity for starting websites devoted to the hobby of that month and then letting the site fail. I own one successful web forum and the only reason it’s still around is the passion I had when I started it. Passion makes things like this work, without it, your chances of failure are high.

We all know about Fountain Pen Network, it’s the king of pen sites, full of great people and as far as I can tell, the largest pen site on the net. But when you take away the fountain pen, there are a lot of other writing instruments that people love, pens, pencils, and the art stuff is endless. Where’s the site that brings all of the journaling, writing, drawing, paper collecting geeks together regardless of the writing utensil we use? If there is a place like that… well I didn’t find it. šŸ™‚

So I did what I always do and bought a domain name and set up a forum. It’s simple and I did that on purpose, this is how I think it needs to start. If it fails, I didn’t waste a lot of time, if it turns into something, then the community can shape it as it sees fit. I think that’s the way it should be run.

So I present to you: Stylo Forum. Ā I hope it’s useful to someone. If you like the idea and you want to help spread the word, I appreciate it. If it fails, I guess this domain name will turn into spam fodder in about a year. šŸ™‚

1 thought on “I should know better

  1. Oooh, good idea! I like FPN a lot but I find it a little limited in its scope for my taste. Will have to sign up to yours and follow its development.

    Thanks so much for your comment on my blog. You’ve made me think a lot about how I approach writing volume – maybe I had it all wrong from the start. I think I need to get back to letting writing be something I feel moved to do, and to get back in touch with what I want to say. Thanks for the advice. šŸ™‚

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