I find it strange that viners feel it necessary to tell the entire community that they are thinking about quitting Newsvine or are going to take a break, vacation, or hiatus. This seems like a ploy for attention and/or sympathy. If you have friends on the vine you feel would be concerned about you being absent or quitting, then why not tell them and give your reasons in a private e-mail to them instead of publishing an article for discussion on the matter over the entire vine? It reminds me of my boys when they were small and felt they were not getting the attention they thought they deserved or one of the others might be getting more attention than they were. Kind of like Johnny saying, "You love Timmy more than me!" then going off and pouting in his room, hoping mommy would come in to give him attention. Or kind of like Marty saying, "Since no one here loves me, I am going to run away!" (All names mentioned here are fictitious)
I'm sorry, I just don't get it. I am the type that if I am going to run away, I quietly go pack my bags and leave. If I feel as though I may not be getting the attention I believe I deserve, I look at my actions and the actions of those who are getting the attention. I then decide if this is something I want to change in myself to get the kind of attention they are getting, or if I really need that much attention. Maybe I am weird, but I rather enjoy having a place I can find news of all sorts along with stories from real people, and to take part in some of the conversations on the stories. But I have not found it necessary to tell everyone when or if I am going to be gone for a while since I was in Junior High School.
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