I am not leaving the site.
I did not say I was leaving to get attention, or to test anyone out. However, a large number of people have been sending me their support in various avenues, and to be honest, I feel a little overwhelmed, and blind sided.
I know that I have met many wonderful folks on here, but I had no idea the impact my silly pages and gallery seem to have had on so many of you.
I will make a compromise, because I feel like an ass hole right now:
I will remain part of the DA community, but will not be running my groups anymore, and I am handing those over to someone I trust and admire on here, and I will be posting barely anything visual.
I will still post poetry, and the occasional prose piece, but I want to post LESS images, and instead post BETTER images.
The feedback I am receiving on 500px and Flickr far outshines what I am getting here @ DA, and, I think the reasons are:
A - The volume of submissions
B - The frequency of submission
I will dial back a bit, and see how that goes.
Recall that page views mean NOTHING to me, so that is not what I was carrying on about before.
I will stick it out, as I have said I would for years now. If I leave now, I prove myself untrue. That is unacceptable.
So, yeah, mids was convinced. You all convinced me.