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AS THE CURTAINS DRAW

As the curtains draw finally on the first stage of VOF 2011, something within tells me that there will be unexpected surprises but one thing stand sure that whatever happens all of us who have actively engaged this process will not be the same again. Interacting with world pulse has been a new and exciting experience for me and I think it is the same for others too.
Sincerely, for the first time I took writing very seriously. As much as I try to put in my best it always seem that I can do more to stand out and claim my space. I have had to scan through most articles from week 1 to week 4 just to be sure am on track and that my article attracts encouraging comments. At times I get encouraging comments but I feel deflated when I see that the number of comments made on my article cannot compete favourably with the number of comments made on some articles.
Some articles have over 50 comments while some has none. Curiosity made me to read the ones with the most number of comments and the ones with few or no comments at all. I just wanted to know what is in the articles that attracts or distract comments.
I discovered that making friends can attract more attention to ones article, your friends are mainly your supporters but at the same time I found out that this can give a false sense of confidence. The fact that an article attracts fewer comments or no comment at all does not make it any less powerful article that can earn one a space in the VOF.
I had by accident discovered a handful of powerful articles with fewer or no comments and I had to put in a very encouraging comment as it touches my mind
Overall, it is a very worthwhile experience and i wish all of us the best. Whatever happens I will always be a voice of our future correspondence from my personal journal on the world pulse. VOF is just a part of our lived experiences on the world pulse, becoming a loud speaker for change is a commitment we have all made by joining the world pulse. Let us keep true to our commitments.

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udoka29's picture

That's an interesting

That's an interesting observation. I noticed that past VOF Correspondents have very few if any comments on their articles. It made me realise once again that quantity doesn't make up for quality. Although that is not to say that those who have many comments are not well written. It might just be a combination of both popularity (quantity of friends) and quality of writing.

I can't wait for the VOF announcements. I agree that quite a number of surprises will be observed when the news breaks

Titilope's picture

YES!

Perhaphs you are right quantity and quality could be a desciding factor. But i know that quantity can never be sacrificed for quality. As women the best is what is good enough for us.

Stella Paul's picture

Actually, its raised

You know, making friends is certainly a way to make a statement about yourself. When someone comments, and one comments right back, it shows that she is interested in building relationships. To me, it is a defining factor of the personality. VOF, as I have understood, isn't a contest that I can win and get a prize package. It actually is going through another process which again is reaching out others, making friends and share and exchange. In short, post VOF phase is just the extension of pre-VOF 4 week phase!
Personally, I feel my pages show who I am: a person greedy to make friends all over the world because I, for years had a confined world with few friends. Whether I become a VOF or not, I will continue to do so. Similarly, whether you are among the 30 women or not, you will be a winner to me because as you said, this process has brought out a new you. ALl said, I wish you lots of luck and waiting to see you winning this one!

Stella Paul
Twitter: @stellasglobe

Titilope's picture

THE PRIZE

I will say a big Amen to your wish for me. Actually the Prize package is the 5 months mentorship which all of us who dared to participate aimed at . The prize is immessurable and priceless.It is a prize that will make one blossom. I tell you its worth all the efforts we put into it. I wish you win too so that we can together tranform the world with our writing.

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