Ok, it's time to recognize some E2 folks for their contributions toward helping encourage me in my efforts.
Junkill- always positive, finding something good to say while offering sound advice.
Shaogo- leads by example, his writing is awesome, plus he takes time to encourage and suggest.
liveforever- often comes about to point out my errors, and does so in a kindly way. Help much valued and appreciated!
Jet Poop- has been very supportive and seems to like my stuff, to the point I'm considering adding this noder onto my health insurance, as I have a sense of responsibility for the treatments.
Others as they occur to me shall be noted. The help given by the folks here has been offered in a very kindly way. Guys, may your tribe increase!
There's a new star on the horizon, and his name is santo. He's got game!
Here's what gets my upvote: writing which opens a window into your soul. Some people here are fantastic, finding a way to express things they've experienced in a way which draws you right into the experience with them. I will also upvote works which demonstrate a lot of effort, whether I actually understand the subject matter or not. I upvote w/u's that teach me things, whether it's about the world, about you, or about myself. Learning is a good thing
I generally don't like works which employ lots of strong profanity, while usually abstaining from downvoting them. Exceptions are works which are simply foulmouthed rants. If I want to listen to that, I have an ex-wife I could call.