NANFA-- Casper's comments

Christopher Scharpf (
Wed, 17 Jul 2002 07:30:09 -0400

> It takes a lot of time to write ( and edit, and correctly spell
> and rewrite and capitalize! ) and prep these posts, photos and reports and i
> often wonder how many people read or appreciate them. There have been times
> that some people will find some small, petty thing they dislike and make a
> public snort of it and yet overlook, and thus show their unappreciation for
> the larger value and the extensive time and dedication that an individual
> spends in presenting and attempting to share native fish experiences.

> Im concerned that the time spent on these reports may not be
> appreciated but by a very few. I need reassurance that they are valued,
> enjoyed and appreciated. If they are not i am not motivated to continue
> expending the time necessary to present them. So let me know.

Casper, I feel the same way about AC. A tremendous chunk of my free time
goes into each issue. (50 hours per? 100? I've never clocked it.) Then when
an issue mails very few people mention it on this list, or e-mail me
privately. Then I have to BEG for renewals. It's getting to be a drain, and
I am considering "retiring" from my duties by the end of 2003.

Don't feel too bad, though, when someone complains about a small petty item
and makes a snort about it. At the very least that means that they've read
it, and that something you've written has moved someone to at least THINK

With that said, it goes without saying that I tremendously enjoy your trips
posts, and Steven's, which may explain why I haven't said so before. I often
forward them to Stephanie, or print them out and read them out loud while
sitting on the porch sipping a mint julep.

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