Shyron, With having had my rant recently, what I think is no secret at all. Frankly, every time I log on and SEE that number next to my name, my stomach turns, my spirit deflates and my motivation is sinking. I'm hanging on by one thread....and that is that I cringe when I think about leaving my fabulous friends. I fear that soon even that love for everyone will not keep me here.
I have vowed not to dwell on this, which clearly feels like an unjust personal attack. But since our numbers are in our faces, it's next to impossible to remain unconcerned. You use the word, "discouraged." The way this happened to me, so abruptly, such a huge drop....no reason, no explanation, no nothing.....the immediate response IS discouragement. Are we expected to be robots with no emotions? I'm afraid I can't do that.
I'm working feverishly on editing, but between you & me, GF, I don't know why I'm bothering.
At the end of the day Shyron, when we put our time, talents & motivation into something, it is a sensitive personal issue. When we're doing quite well in all aspects, to suddenly be blown to bits with no warning, exactly how should we be expected to simply accept such unfairness and abuse?
They go merrily on their way, being mysteriously silent, coming through with their swords to slash our work, worse, they take control and literally change our work. Bottom line? As heartbreaking as it is to admit, to those in charge, we really are not human beings but instead we merely represent "numbers" to them. Just as any business or corporation sees nothing, recognizes no one.....they just remain frozen to their bottom line. To answer your question Shyron, where are we to look for "encouragement??"