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RexDurkin
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airfaces are like the facial equivalent of air-guitar. They're acting like you know what's up when you dont.

Air face: A fake facial expression one puts on when the intellectual level of the conversation has gone way over one's head.

Eg: Oh shit, I have no idea what this scientist is talking about, time to put on one of my trusty airfaces so as to not look as stupid as I really am.

Northern1
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RexDurkin said:airfaces are like the facial equivalent of air-guitar. They're acting like you know what's up when you dont.

Air face: A fake facial expression one puts on when the intellectual level of the conversation has gone way over one's head.

Eg: Oh shit, I have no idea what this scientist is talking about, time to put on one of my trusty airfaces so as to not look as stupid as I really am.


SatInUGal
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(responding to the original prompt)

This is a place where you get what you give. I find that if I put out more poems, I get more likes and RL's. If I comment more on other people's poetry (something I've been sorely lacking in lately), I get more follows and interest. Give people a reason to take an interest in you.

SatInUGal
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butters said:the BEST way to get more views/comments is by putting yourself out there and taking the time to not be selfish. read other poems. THINK about them. offer your opinions. it's a time-consuming process that not only helps other writers, it has another huge benefit: it trains your mind to think more critically about the actual art of writing. it helps you identify weak or strong areas; helps your self-confidence as it builds on your skills; it helps you look at your own writing with more detachment when it comes to looking for problems and so it's all a learning circle. the more you THINK about poetry, the better you understand it.

Well, dammit, I need to "get out" more in DUP after reading that!

the5thRiddler
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Just an opinion, but Iíd love to see how some critiques have made others improve. I needed that laugh.

Timagination543
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I've been writing for ten years and haven't improved a bit through nice reviews. Anything I learn, I learn on my own. I'm just a novice like a lot of other people here. Reviews aren't important to me anymore.

butters
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not everyone is open to opinions of their writing; that's cool. some even develop quite nicely using their own gut instincts. and some find it enough just to know they're being read and get some likes.
for me, turning away free eyes and ears - tools that can help me improve my craft - would be cutting off my nose to spite my face. i've been writing pretty much since i turned 40, and thank every crtique i've ever received. i want to write the best poetry i can - even the best poets never stop growing, traveling along their path, and i've a long road to travel before becoming considered one of those!

Fidofood
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You are probably right but may be wrong ...

Itís all relative... just like distant cousins, they are family but look like strangers..

People on the internet are strange an behave in strange ways...

So you are probably right... but may be wrong

Miss_Sub
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Ah, I just love it when people restart conversations with a year gap. I bet customer service reps love you... 😂

Layla
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Or go drop a poem in a comp that closed 5 yrs ago (oops, nevermind, someone might think this statement is about them lol)  ^^ not intended to you Missy :)

Fidofood
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It took me that long to formulate a coherent response.... I am like an hibernating shrew.... popping up when all has been said and the OP is dead...

Miss_Sub
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Layla said:Or go drop a poem in a comp that closed 5 yrs ago (oops, nevermind, someone might think this statement is about them lol)  ^^ not intended to you Missy :)

Quite alright mídear

Mr Fido, Sir... Itíll stand you in good stead for the future to know that shrews donít hibernate, love... 😂 but I thank you for your enthusiasm.

Fidofood
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Iím a lazy shrew who has his own way of living .... Iíve been hibernating to avoid the virus thing for months now

Iíve never met a real shrew ... I must get out more

Miss_Sub
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Fidofood said:
Iíve never met a real shrew ... I must get out more


Just approach any member of the Conservative party. Bobís your uncle... a shrew 😂

Fidofood
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Excellent idea ... small mammals seem to thrive in political circles... Mice, rats, cats and dogs... a shrew would be a welcome addition...

Although I prefer otters

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