Friday, October 28, 2016

JUST SOME THOUGHTS

You know I really miss the old days when I first started into PSP..  So many things have changed that have taken the fun out of creating and Made it more of a chore to create.
But what I miss most about the old days Is that when a freebie was offered you could find it on the blog years later. When I wrote a tutorial I could count on the Link being there long after I wrote the tutorial. But because I am also a person that loves to do others tutorials. I know how it is to go to do the tutorial only to find the supplies are no longer available.  I can not count how many times I have gotten excited about doing a FTU tutorial. Then suddenly had that excitement squashed because the Links to some of the supplies were no longer available. That is why as a writer I would avoid Fan Freebies or limited time freebies. Because it simply does not benefit my readers if a few months down the road they go to the tutorial and the supplies are no longer available for them to use. Not that I write much these days. But I still do here and there. My health issues have made it impossible for me to enjoy everything I loved doing in PSP. So I had to make the choice to let go of some of them.   But my point is, that if others feel as I do. Then it only harms these designers, because every time their freebies are used in a tutorial it is free advertisement that draws potential customers to their blogs or stores. But each person is entitled to do things in their own way. And I do respect that. Nor am I putting them down for doing it. Just saying that I miss how things use to be done. But all things are subject to change. That is just part of life that we have to get use to. 
But I do admire the Designers that keep their blogs and share sites up and running long after they have retired. Because it is a gift to those who love to create. Especially the ones who simply can not afford to buy things in order to enjoy creating. 
So I want to give all the designers that do keep their Blogs and share sites up and running. A Huge Thank You for helping me to enjoy something I love to do.. Your efforts to keep your Blogs up and your share sites available is truly a wonderful gift. And we are not blind to the effort you put into doing this.. It is greatly appreciated by all that enjoy creating. 
I also want to say that a lot of the designers I have used for years who have retired are greatly missed. But I do understand that the time had come for you to move on to enjoy other things you love.. And I do wish you all the best in the years to come. I know one day I will also have no choice but to retire. But as long as I am able I will keep trying share things with others.. Because I simply love helping other to enjoy creating. 

2 comments:

  1. I hear you Babs! I quit doing kits for the same reasons. 4Shared and Box links are only good for a few months now. Also the time involved for a new scrap kit maker like I was is quite extensive. But I feel very proud when someone still requests one of my old kits and will go out of my way to try to get it for them. Thanks for all the wonderful freebies you have given all of us!! ♥♥♥

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I want to THANK YOU in advance for leaving comments. They are always appreciated so much.I do not always have time to respond as I am busy trying to create. With my health issues I have to spend my time wisely. And then I do not always get a kit done on time like I would like to. But thank you so much for leaving a comment. Babs