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  • I love Cowbird and the stories of those I follow, I dip in twice a day and read your stories with attention. Or rather that is what I did then people began to use the retell button to comment on stories - it felt sometimes like teacher marking a creative essay. I know you care passionately about the writers on Cowbird but love was enough!

    The joy of cowbird was I could write a story on cowbird and get a heart from people who liked it. There was no comment . My inbox had story gifts and love waiting for me but not now/ Now I open my inbox and there are people using the retell button to add to the love their own voice. That is OK guys but when I open my inbox and find 97 re-tell emails my heart sinks. This morning I wasn't able to read a single story because I was deleting all those emails.

    I have to admit it I have created an new email called "cowbirddump" to filter all these retells and stories into. I haven't done it yet and maybe I wont have to because on settings I have found I can un-tick a box and I shouldn't get the retell emails. If that works I will able to go back to reading your stories without feeling disgruntled about the volume of Cowbird emails. I know I might miss a wonderful inspired new story sprouted from another story, but I can happily begin once more reading those gifts of words you send as I dip in to cowbird in the morning and evening

    Thank you for your lovely stories a huge ether heart of love goes out to all of you.

    Baa Humbug Retell!

    Merry B
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