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Topic subjectHappy Zette Appreciation Day!
Topic URLhttp://www.fmwriters.com/community/dc/dcboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=17&topic_id=91566
91566, Happy Zette Appreciation Day!
Posted by Dreamerscove, Mon Sep-17-12 01:05 AM
Today, Monday, September 17th 2012, we officially deem...

Zette Appreciation Day!



It takes a lot to keep a site like this going and to do so with a good sense of humor. What does it mean to you? Let the world know on your blog, or Facebook, or Twitter, or any other way!

Post any links here to your outside posts (including Twitter ID's if you want), or just expound in this thread what Zette and Forward Motion has meant to you.

Twitter Hashtags: #zetteday and #fmwriters

Happy Monday to you, Zette!
91567, Suelder's Post
Posted by Suelder, Mon Sep-17-12 07:14 AM
Here's the link to my post:

http://suelder.blogspot.com/

Happy Monday, Zette!

Suelder
91569, MrGrey's Post!
Posted by MrGrey, Mon Sep-17-12 08:51 AM
My post!

http://sebatt.com/2012/09/17/zette-appreciation-day/

Hope you have a great day, Zette!
91570, Zette....
Posted by maripat, Mon Sep-17-12 08:58 AM
I really wanted to thank you for all you do for this site. You are not just the site administrator. You are a great friend. When others might’ve given up, you came through as a leader that has kept the moderators and the site together. You’ve written classes and given them, not just for the short haul but for years. Most do not understand the sacrifices you’ve made and the time you’ve put in to keep FM going. For most writers, you have given us a place to meet up on the web. You have given us a home online. And you have done all this without asking for anything for yourself. Thank you so much, Zette. You are appreciated more than you can imagine.

Maripat
91571, RE: Happy Zette Appreciation Day!
Posted by Gerri, Mon Sep-17-12 09:04 AM
https://plus.google.com/111251455907436914478/posts/WQLwRTLCe8u

http://shadowkindrd.livejournal.com/48651.html

There y'all go. :)
91572, Jean's Post
Posted by jschara, Mon Sep-17-12 10:02 AM
Hey, Zette, thank you for all you do! I had a little more to say here: http://polarbear60.org/randr/2012/09/17/secret-zette-appreciation-day/ (It's a secret -- go look.)
91573, Zette
Posted by David Bridger, Mon Sep-17-12 10:25 AM
Zette,

I admire and respect you, and I appreciate what you do for others more than I can say. You're very special.

Thank you.
91574, RE: Happy Zette Appreciation Day!
Posted by Piskie, Mon Sep-17-12 11:14 AM
Dear Zette,

The biggest effect your wonderful site has on me is the encouragement of the users. I am one of those for whom writing is more in the hobby section of my life. I have more pressing works that keep me busy and though I enjoy writing it is not at the forefront of my schedule. The encouragement and the great help I get from anyone when I ask it and the information on the boards and discussions are inspiring. Your work on this site has made it feel like a comfortable chair in a sunny corner, the words of the site a good book in my hands. This site and the community it has drawn means more to me that I can express. Thank you for your work, and all the other mods as well, for making this site what it is today.

With admoration,

Piskie
91575, RE: Happy Zette Appreciation Day!
Posted by Ashe, Mon Sep-17-12 11:44 AM
Zette, I'm so glad you accepted the mantle of site owner when Holly wished to pass it on. I don't know what I would have done without this site. Even though I'm not active on the boards, I do appreciate the site and all it does for people. Your willingness to keep the site going means a lot to all of us, even to people who aren't aware of just what goes on in the background.

On a more personal note, I enjoy hanging out with you in the chat rooms and appreciate your willingness to let me ramble on about my writing issues. Your advice and comments about it mean more to me than you know. You are so inspiring to me.
91576, Wow!
Posted by zette, Mon Sep-17-12 11:49 AM
What a wonderful thing to find on this gray Monday morning! Thank you everyone! This is just incredible!
91577, RE: Happy Zette Appreciation Day!
Posted by eblgorton, Mon Sep-17-12 11:53 AM
{{{huggle glomps Zette}}}


Lady you are amazing, you keep this site going, despite it all.

Thank you. No really, THANK YOU.

I fear I fall short in showing how much I appreciate everything you do.

http://neciaphoenix.com/?p=659

my blog post.
91578, RE: Happy Zette Appreciation Day!
Posted by Gryps Incedio, Mon Sep-17-12 12:07 PM
Zette,

Every time I come to this site, I am always greeted by a plethora of good information and even better people in this great community. I know without your hard work on maintaining this, FM wouldn't be the great place it is. I thank you for all the tips, all the long hours, and just being so available here. (I've been to plenty forums where moderators tend, but do not engage.)

May you always find time to do what you love,

Chandra (Gryps Incedio)
91579, RE: Happy Zette Appreciation Day!
Posted by KatsInCommand, Mon Sep-17-12 01:40 PM
Zette - thanks for all that you do (and at times with the craziness of this site all that you DON'T do!). You're awesome.
91580, RE: Happy Zette Appreciation Day!
Posted by Chaos, Mon Sep-17-12 01:44 PM
Thanks for this site, Zette.
91581, DC's (J.A. Marlow) post!
Posted by Dreamerscove, Mon Sep-17-12 02:00 PM
And last night I forgot to put up a link to my own blog. I think that tells you how tired I was. :tongue:

Anyway, here it is. And thank you for all you do, Zette!

http://jamarlow.com/2012/09/thank-you-for-a-fantastic-writing-community/
91585, RE: DC's (J.A. Marlow) post!
Posted by Adora2009, Mon Sep-17-12 04:12 PM
Opps, posted in the wrong spot check below. Sorry.

If there's a book you really want to read,but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it. ~Toni Morrison

http://www.fmwriters.com/community/dc/dcboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=504&topic_id=71 For the honor of love--2yn corse 2010>
91582, RE: Happy Zette Appreciation Day!
Posted by Samantha_Kroese, Mon Sep-17-12 03:11 PM
I would have quit writing if not for this site because my family thinks it's a waste of time.

THANK YOU! It's not easy keeping big sites going and it can feel very unappreciated sometimes!


___________________________________________

Samantha Kroese




Forbidden, Dark Fantasy Novel
91584, RE: Happy Zette Appreciation Day!
Posted by Dreamerscove, Mon Sep-17-12 04:11 PM
That's so sad, and yet I've heard so many other writers say the same thing. I'm fortunate that my family supports my writing and is constantly asking what project I'm working on.

I'm glad you found this site, then! Keep writing!
91583, RE: Happy Zette Appreciation Day!
Posted by Brenria, Mon Sep-17-12 04:10 PM
Thank you for everything you do, Zette! FM has helped me so much over the years, and I don't know where I would be without you and this site.
91586, RE: Happy Zette Appreciation Day!
Posted by Adora2009, Mon Sep-17-12 04:25 PM
Zette, you're an amazing person. Thank you for running this site, and being a friend and mentor for writers. I don't know where I'd be without this site and the friends I have made. THANK YOU!

If there's a book you really want to read,but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it. ~Toni Morrison

http://www.fmwriters.com/community/dc/dcboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=504&topic_id=71 For the honor of love--2yn corse 2010>
91587, Happy Zette Appreciation Day!
Posted by Night_Mare_Chan, Mon Sep-17-12 04:27 PM
Zette has helped me with many a writing quandary with patience and very often bouts of brilliance. She's also been a great mod, making the chat community a nice relaxing place. I'm happy that she's here to maintain the site and keep Vision running as well as the myriad of other things she does, because for writing stuff, there is no place else I'd rather be.


Thanks, Zette!

***
All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become.
Buddha
91588, Wen's Post
Posted by Wen Spencer, Mon Sep-17-12 04:36 PM
I'm so very glad to have found a place where I can daily talk with people who understands completely the process of creating a world full of characters, of giving form to what exists only in your mind. It is so wonderful that we have a place to come together. Thank you so much Zette for making this all possible.
91589, RE: Happy Zette Appreciation Day!
Posted by MarFisk, Mon Sep-17-12 04:59 PM
Zette,

You know how amazed I am at what you do to keep a home in place for writers, and I've been on enough other sites to know FM is the most welcoming across genres and personalities without devolving into flame wars that I've seen.

I was planning a blog post, and started three at this point, including a poem that fell apart, but I didn't want to let this day go by without saying something even if it's just a note here.

You're a wonderful, giving person, who never seems to run out of energy or ideas even when you are at your lowest point. Somehow you always come through as a friend, a mentor, and the site owner of a wonderful place to be.
91590, RE: Happy Zette Appreciation Day!
Posted by Fifth, Mon Sep-17-12 05:11 PM
Thank you, Zette. For everything.

I would not be the writer I am now without FM, and I look forward to spending many years ahead learning from everyone on here.
91591, RE: Happy Zette Appreciation Day!
Posted by dabrownofmn, Mon Sep-17-12 05:35 PM
Thank you Zette!

http://danthonybrown.me/2012/09/17/happy-zette-appreciation-day/
91592, RE: Happy Zette Appreciation Day!
Posted by Erin_M_H, Mon Sep-17-12 06:59 PM
Sorry. No post today, though it would've been wonderful to use Zette and FM for my gratitude post today.

Zette, you rock. You took on FM just about the time I arrived. This has been my writing home pretty much since I decided to get serious. Thank you for all you do to keep it together and make it a welcoming place.

-- Erin
91593, RE: Happy Zette Appreciation Day!
Posted by magicalbookworm, Mon Sep-17-12 07:15 PM
This site wouldn't be the same without Zette. thank you for continue to run it.
91594, RE: Happy Zette Appreciation Day!
Posted by RavenCorbie, Mon Sep-17-12 08:45 PM
I'm not very good at this sort of thing, but I wouldn't be the writer I am today without Forward Motion and Zette. Thanks for all you do!
91595, RE: Happy Zette Appreciation Day!
Posted by magic seeker, Mon Sep-17-12 11:17 PM
Thank you, Zette! This site and your hard work in keeping it running both mean so much to me. This was the first writing site I ever found, and it's the only one I try to keep up with.
91596, RE: Happy Zette Appreciation Day!
Posted by Justinvs, Tue Sep-18-12 12:04 AM
I doubt I can add anything that hasn't been said already, but it is no exaggeration when we say that without you, Zette, this site simply wouldn't exist. Thank you!

Justin
91598, Thank you again
Posted by zette, Tue Sep-18-12 01:06 PM
This was very nice! And I'm still in fuzzy teddy bear mode. (Hugs! Hugs! Hugs! The cats are running for their little furry lives.)

Thanks for the great start to a great week!

91604, RE: Happy Zette Appreciation Day!
Posted by Anne_Marble, Tue Sep-18-12 10:10 PM
w00t!

It seems inappropriate to use a smilie for Zette Appreciation Day, but...
:boing:
91605, RE: Happy Zette Appreciation Day!
Posted by Nyxix, Tue Sep-18-12 11:40 PM
Sorry we're late!

Here's my contribution: http://ajcdevial.com/?p=168
91606, RE: Happy Zette Appreciation Day!
Posted by ConnieCockrell, Tue Sep-18-12 11:40 PM
Happy zetty Appreciation Day. I love that you've taken the time to help all of us.

Here's a very brief but heartfelt thank you.

http://conniesrandomthoughts.wordpress.com/
91608, Happy Zette Appreciation Day!
Posted by Seleane_Gray, Wed Sep-19-12 11:39 AM
I forgot to post this on Monday. I was sick from a dentist appointment and just remembered today. So sorry but better late than never.

http://oldworldwriter.wordpress.com/2012/09/17/measuring-intangible-worth/
91609, Thank you again, everyone
Posted by zette, Wed Sep-19-12 11:57 PM
All your posts and blogs have been wonderful, and I'm saving them all off so I can always look back and remember this day!
91614, Nice Blog Posts!
Posted by Dreamerscove, Fri Sep-21-12 07:22 PM
I just wanted to say that I enjoyed reading everyone's blog posts! It's nice to see how Zette and FM have impacted your lives.

I commented on all that would allow me to manually put in my name and other information. Sorry, but i don't use other services to sign into blogs, as none of them have my exact information right for display. So, I did miss some.

Thank you to everyone who participated! :smiley:
91615, RE: Happy Zette Appreciation Day!
Posted by astropolis, Sat Sep-22-12 05:26 AM
Sorry this is a little late, work got in the way.

Zette, you've done a lot for me over the years. I'd like to say the biggest thank you imaginable, then add a bit on as well.