Agree or disagree?
All the writing groups I’m in which were once super active are not so active anymore. They were already dwindling during the height of the pandemic in 2020. You would think groups like that would be a great way for people to use for connecting to others, but it’s become less and less active. If active at all, always the same few people. Ten of the same people all the time at MOST.
The previously usually active people aren’t active anymore.
Because I know I won’t get as much response as before, even I’m less active on there and I used to be really active.
And these are all huge groups of 500 to over 1,000.
If not these Facebook writer groups, where IS everyone?
In which I give a tiny rant about a group which I will not name
The most disappointing thing that happened was when a world-building-focused group turned into a single person’s place to post their maps. When it first started to go downhill, I asked a question to do with my world building (something like “I have such and such in my story. What do you think about this lore?”) and someone said “This is a world building group. Not about stories. You should go to a writing group for this.” or something along those lines.
which was a strange response considering they were not an admin or mod and I have asked similar questions like that in the past, and this was initially a world building group for WRITERS. Who are YOU to tell me what to do?
But whatever It’s fine. I have Wacky.
So, rant aside, what do you guys think about writing groups on Facebook these days? Or Facebook for writers in general? (like author pages. Do those get traction at all?) Do you think it’s declining?
And where IS everyone? Are there other writing communities out there? Ones like Facebook groups or Wacky other than the NaNo-specific one?