I’ve mentioned before that I am making some changes to my blog, and that they will be happening over the course of time.
Key to the success of my space, though, is making it a bit less MINE and a bit more YOURS.
We like to think of ourselves as islands — There’s ME and then there’s EVERYONE ELSE — but the reality is that we flow together in mind, ideas, and beliefs. No matter whether we are green or gravel.
1. I am using a few methods, including re-visiting and evaluating the spark behind the posts that received the most comments! Such as this one and this one. Here I found that my readers got engaged with conversation… that got them thinking and talking. That is GOAL ONE of this blog. Are we CHALLENGING OUR THINKING?
2. But there’s another kind of post I don’t want to ignore, either. One like this one, which was my most viewed post of the summer, according to Google Analytics. Not too many comments, but clearly the link between Scoutiegir’s’ “We Scout Wednesdays” and the experiential writing is something that people desire to read. That is GOAL TWO of this blog. Are we reading BEAUTIFUL WRITING?
3. I’d like your feedback. How do I go about changing this conversation, and capture the essence of ayni?
I want to hear back from you and know that you are ALIVE and working too! That is GOAL THREE of this blog. Are we PARTICIPATING? In life, in the process of change, in making our BEST experiences reality.
How do I do that? I’d like to know where you’ve been on this six-year-old blog that made things happen for you…in whatever way.
Give Me the 4-11
You can comment here, or fly it over to me via paper-airplane-mail. Whatever. Tell me what you like and what you hate. I promise I won’t cry too hard or in front of you.
There about 12 or so of you (that I know of) that read regularly, and at LEAST another 50 or more that lurk about that I don’t know. How many comments/pieces of feedback will I receive? Oooh it’s so exciting!
How can you tell me what do YOU desire to read? Think about how you value your reading time during the day.
Then you can it do a few ways.
- Find your favorite post and link to it in the comments.
- Find your favorite blog, one you can’t stop reading, and send me a link.
- Tell me your favorite story, apropos of nothing, and don’t worry about why it matters. I’ll know.
BTW, if you think this post if for someone else, it isn’t. It’s for you! But you can share it on Facebook or Twitter. I won’t mind.