11 thoughts on “I’m doomed

  1. Onelda June 29, 2012 / 6:51 am

    Don’t stick your head in the oven! Do what you can, that’s all you can do. Waiting patiently, because you should have a life, too.

    • Meaghan June 29, 2012 / 6:57 am

      I’m not really going to stick my head in the oven.

  2. Princess Shantae June 29, 2012 / 7:29 am

    No more Sims and Civilization for you, young lady, not till you catch up on your cases!

  3. NH June 29, 2012 / 8:44 am

    Can you get help?

    • Meaghan June 29, 2012 / 9:08 am

      I certainly can, but well-established precedent is that I won’t.

      • NH June 30, 2012 / 2:13 am

        Mayhelp just for the easy onesor gathering info.? I do agree fully with Justin and Sally below however I’d you cannot accept help.

  4. Sniffy June 29, 2012 / 11:13 am

    Stick your head in the oven if it will help with the backlog. Just DO NOT turn the gas on while doing it. That will increase the backlog and then you might want to stick your head in an oven……………………..You do great work.

  5. Justin June 29, 2012 / 1:41 pm

    Meaghan, for the last freaking time!

    You are attempting to make webpages on your site about the ENTIRE missing persons population in the United States of America, whose photographs you can locate and have been missing six months or more… and a couple missing outside their borders… by your lonesome! NamUs and other websites have whole staffs to do this with law enforcement who seek them out to post their missing persons and they cannot hold a candle to the quality of work you put out… and you have to hunt and search for information.

    You are doing very well with what you got. Quit beating yourself up over not devoting every waking moment towards catching up with the backlog because it’s not possible for any one person to do this. You need time off from this to do other things from time to time or you will burn out on the subject and quit for good.

    It was easier in the past before NamUs and other missing persons databases that didn’t exist started churning out the huge amount of their missings faster than you could keep up with. But that doesn’t mean you should throw in the towel. The reason you have such a loyal following is that you provide more information about your cases than anyone else. Think quality instead of quantity. You are not a failure because you cannot keep up with the backlog. You are not going to win the race here, so just concentrate on doing the quality work on the ones you do turn out.

    It is not all or nothing. Don’t let this get to you.

    • Meaghan June 29, 2012 / 2:14 pm

      Yes, I know, I know. Really, I do. I’ve gotten better the last year or two, less obsessed with maintaining the website, no longer mentally flagellating myself every time I go a day or two without updating. But seeing almost 1,000 cases to add just kinda threw me for a loop there.

      • Saffy June 29, 2012 / 9:04 pm

        i agree…you’re only human! the world won’t end if you don’t get all those updates right away!

  6. NH July 1, 2012 / 12:32 pm

    Just a suggestion

    Perhaps you can list the pending new cases and pending updates and what info you typically need / or know you need and submitters / followers can help?

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