Sunday, 9 June 2013

Carry On Tuesday # 210

Last year I announced that I was to end Carry On Tuesday as the number of contributors had dwindled to such an extent that it made all the work involved unjustifiable. Whereas other prompt sites either publish a word or a picture, Carry On Tuesday requires me to troll through songs, poems and books each week, and Carry On Tuesday Plus involves a fair bit of research too. On that occasion however, I was persuaded to change my mind and I continued. As a result the number of participants quadrupled overnight!


Regrettably I find myself in that position once again and I have decided to bow out;  this time there will be no second thoughts! Thank you so much to the loyal few who have stuck with me over the past four years. I'll miss your words, thoughts and inspiration.



For our final prompt I have chosen the title of a wonderful song famously performed by 
Sarah Brightman and Andrew Bocelli

Time to say goodbye

Use the words as you wish as part of your short story or poem, then leave your URL with Mister Linky . Don't forget to take a trip around your fellow scribe's sites to see their final contributions.


25 comments:

  1. Thank you for the time and energy you put into finding prompts that kept me writing! I will miss your weekly inspiration.

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    1. Thank you Robyn for your support. I'm sure you'll keep writing without COT to encourage you!

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  2. I am sorry to read this! I haven't been writing as much because of son's graduation and will miss your prompts. They really were refreshing. Thank you for the time you gave to this wonderful site. :)

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    1. I really appreciate your words. Thank you.

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  3. I'm so sorry that you are discontinuing the upkeep of this site. I will miss it tremendously. Maybe instead of discontinuing it you can just revamp it and change the focus of the prompts?

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    1. Afraid not Charleen! I am looking forward to not having to scratch my head on Saturday mornings! Thanks so much for your support.

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  4. I am feeling so sorry about this. I'll be missing COT!

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  5. It is truly a sad day but then both KB and I know the effort needed to keep blogs going.
    So Thank you mate you know where we are.
    Love and best wishes...Whitesnake n KB

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    1. Thanks for that guys. You've been joining in COT since day 1 and I really have appreciated the time and effort you put in virtually every week. Now I have more time to concentrate on my own blog and Rosey!

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  6. I have not participated as often as I would liked to but I always checked the prompt. I also read most of the posts via my feed reader. Yes, most are subscribed.

    I will miss COT....

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    1. Like Whitesnake and a few others you've been there since the beginning - your first contribution was on March 23rd 2009! I'll still be around with my blog of course, so you haven't seen the last of me yet!

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  7. Thank you, Keith for opening your creative meme and graciously hosting each week. Good Luck!

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    1. Your final contribution to Carry On Tuesday is just lovely. Thank you so much.

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  8. Thank you Keith, its been a journey of exploration and finding myself in writing with COT. Its coincidence that i did come back right when it was saying bye last time and this time too. Thank a ton for keeping up this long. Best Wishes!

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    1. I have to say that I've been taken aback by the comments and tributes I've read. I had no idea how valued it was. Unfortunately it was become a bit of a burden so I had to make the decision to call it a day. Now I'll have more time for my own blog. Thanks so much for your support over the years.

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  9. As one of the guilty ones
    who pops in from time to time,
    it’s time to say
    thank you for all your hard work,
    forgive me and Goodbye for now -
    enjoy the rest.

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    1. Thank you! I'll be dropping in on you now and again, so keep up the good work!

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  10. I don't wish to say goodbye, but if you really mean it this time, I wish you well, Keith.

    I'm one of the lazy few on the CoT list, not around so regularly to call myself loyal, but I count 32 posts that have been inspired by your effort, and for that I'm thankful. I'm wondering the same as Sapna. the last time I was inspired, was last June.

    I still hope to see a #211 soon, for though it is difficult to see six or eight, nine or ten people coming by every week, it still shows your effort touched a chord with someone in some part of the world.

    Leo.

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    1. It's good to know that COT made a difference, however small. Thank you for reminding me.

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  11. COT was a recent discovery to me. I came in for quite a few times. I'm glad that I did! Thanks for being there for us, Kieth! I'll keep my eyes peeled just in case you'll be back! Thank you!

    Hank

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  12. COT was a wonderful meme site, I know i haven't participated a lot over the last few months, but then I didn't write a lot, but like Gauthami Tripathy, I too used to check the meme's. Best of luck!
    ~Cheers

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  13. Had many fun moments here in the past and couldn't miss this last one, though I am a bit late. I am sure you will spring back someday renewed and rejuvenated!! Will keep a lookout!! Thank you to all the wonderful people and you in particular for all the wonderful prompts you have brought us so far!!
    Adieu till we meet again!!

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  14. I'm gonna miss you lots!! :(
    Though not a regular blogger, I was totally inspired by your idea and some of my good posts fell in this category!
    Take care Keith! :)
    Wishing you well!

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