WWE, Gather Writing Essential’s challenge for a happy New Year!

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 New Year’s Resolutions

If I tell you the New Year’s resolutions I have either already broken or plan to, will you tell me yours? As Doug would say, “Evil burp.”

My New Year resolutions are as follows, and unless I covered the possibilities, I will no doubt, break them all.

I resolve to:

1.    never enter into a political conversation unless I either agree or disagree. (Feel free to tell me where I can go wrong with this resolution, and tell me how.),

2.   never complain about the fact that the cyber-world of Gather, has frozen our points. Heck, I never complained about points before. Just because they accidentally started giving points out, right and left, making some of us very happy, they felt it safer to simply freeze them,

3.   never to rant about the fact that after eight months we still don’t have notifications of friends’ posts, comments or replies to comments,

4.   never gripe about my comments going into Cyber-Neverland,

5.   never complain of the difficulty in posting or monitoring our groups.

The heck with that. I looked at my home page and there are piles of posts made that are never commented on. Those posts have to do with celebrities, current events… There are rarely comments made on these posts. What? Are these guys getting paid?

Our social network—us, the writers are the ones keeping this site active, and even then, it’s time consuming. We miss many of our friends’ posts thanks to no longer receiving notifications.

Now, for the true thank you we receive from Gather, we are now seeing our own words linked to ads. It may be all about the money, but this has me irate. I’m guessing that when I read this post tomorrow, the word (along with many, many others) ‘Resolution’ will be linked. Clicking on these links aren’t needed—if you can’t wait to see the ad, just hover over it.

Oh, there’s one more resolution for me to make and that’s to never make a resolution. BUSTED. Well maybe I can keep the first resolution.


Your prompt (can you guess?) is to tell us at least five resolutions you’ve made and will probably break. This is meant to be for fun, so get crazy with the humor.



Criticism is welcome here. It’s a great way for writers to learn what other readers think and how they could improve their work (that includes me). I wish you all a prosperous and happy New Year!


The Rules for Gather Writing Essential:


Keep in mind, this is a monitored group and there are only a couple of rules, which are:


Make sure you put this (WWE, 1/1/14, New Year) in your title.

Be sure to tag it with WWE, Gather Writing Essential, New Year. Post to Gather Writing Essential, and be sure to make a comment on this post, so I’ll be able to check on anyone that may have responded.


I ask that you make your submission(s) by next Tuesday afternoon, but if you’re late, just give me the link. Actually, give me your link even if it’s on time or I might not know about it.



Put this challenge statement at the beginning or end of your submission so readers will know what you’re supposed to do and won’t think you’re crazy.


Your challenge: Tell us what your New Year’s resolutions are and how you plan/expect to break them.


Who cares about the 3 submission thing. Do as many as you want.


BELOW ARE RESPONSES TO PRIOR CHALLENGES. Maybe not a huge response, but wonderful reading. Please let me know if I missed anyone’s post and I’ll get it linked for next week.








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pambrittainhomepage.blogspot.comCollege of the streets. Own my own business.Love to read and am a far better editor than I am a writer.Founding President of a professional organization that successfully lobbies State legislature.F

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