Good morning, my beautiful and wonderful GH Family!
I am so sorry that my posting schedule is so off. We have had family over all week, and the time for sitting in front of the computer now depends on who needs me and when. 🙂
I will admit that I was afraid to look here all day yesterday, for fear that everyone would have told me to pack it in after hearing about RC’s interview in SOD and his talk of a kiss between Sam and McPainInMyAss. *sigh*
Thankfully, you guys were all so positive and encouraging, that my hope that we can actually survive the crazy man at GH’s helm was renewed.
I just want to clarify that I did not mean to imply that I was just going to leave GH, it’s just that with all of the conflicting reactions, I needed to get a sense of what those of you who are part of this family were feeling. You matter most. If you guys say, “LET’S KEEP FIGHTING!” then of course, I am ready to fight to the death. I just needed to know that. For sure.
Thanks for taking the time to make sure I knew exactly where everyone stood. I cannot tell you how many times I had to wipe tears and blow my nose form crying at the overwhelming connection we have here. I am just so proud to be part of it!
No one is happy about the way this JaSam storyline seems poised to play out for the immediate future, but we all have the right idea! We have to work harder than ever before to let TPTB know that, and let them know WHY! So many of you are so eloquent when it comes to sharing the reasons that Jason and Sam are not these people the new writers are trying to convince us they are. And you melted the ice around my heart as you shared all of the reasons why they need us to keep fighting. What it comes down to is that Steve and Kelly both gave this couple their ALL for so many years! When you go back and look at the interviews they did for the JaSam wedding, you can see that they poured their hearts into the love and commitment that Jason and Sam share. You can hear in both their voices just how much they believe in their pairing. We owe it to them to pour our hearts into keeping them alive!
The most important thing I would like to reiterate is that as viewers, we do have the strongest voice – even louder than we realize. Ratings are at an all-time level of importance for GH, and that is how we viewers use our voice most effectively. For those with a Neilsen box, (and I know you are not allowed to tell anyone that you have one, so no need to break any rules) you have the power to do something that cannot be done that easily on Twitter and Facebook – you have the power to make the writers listen TO THEIR BOSSES. Those boxes send the most important numerical information to those way above RC’s head, and though he can block people on Twitter and ignore comments of Facebook, he can ignore the fact that those numbers don’t lie, because the people who sign his paycheck won’t let him.
I will always encourage all of you to use all forms of communication available to us, especially calmly written honest snail mail, because someone is reading it and making a note of it, but if you have the power to show them that you mean what you are saying by tuning in or out, that is the most effective form. Now, I know that i don’t need to tell any of you to tune out to the nonsense, as you have all told me that you already are, but I also think it’s important to tune IN to the moments that give you hope. The same way your absence on the Neilsen box sends a message, so does your logging in to what you would like more of.
It may not be enough to stop all of the damage headed our way, but it may be enough for a major turn around on future story lines. They cannot continue to tell stories that no one is interested in. It’s that simple.
Let’s take this weekend to regroup, recharge and refocus our energies. Then we will face the challenges ahead as a UNITED, DETERMINED, and INVINCIBLE front.
I know that my faith in this fan base has been renewed. I know that together, we can get through whatever comes our way, and who knows, we may even be able to change some of it!
I love you all immensely, and thank you all for giving my retirement a sense of purpose!
See you all on Sunday!
Today’s Daily Inspiration (By none other than my Amazing Partner, Heather) “After All” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDMPVMtqwQk Credit: aproditebeauty
Hopeful once again,