If a tree falls in a forest and there’s no one there to hear, does it still make a sound? Perhaps not, but it’s likely really upset a few squirrels.
If I make a post on this web site and no one comments, have I still started a conversation? I was watching a lecture on the blogging community this week and was surprised to find out most bloggers are introverts (I have no idea why this surprised me, but it did). See, now I’ve been to parties almost fully comprised of introverts; there’s a lot of listeners and the bulk of the conversation is carried by the few more outgoing of the group.
What I’m doing on this web site fits in with the context of the blogging community and I know I’ve got a lot of listeners (I may not know who you are, but my stats program shows all your clicks and views, my little pretties…), but not so much on the talking front – why this would surprise me is a bit of a surprise too. Here’s the thing, I’m not really interested in what I’ve got to say, I already know what’s going on in my brain. What I’m curious about is what’s sparking in your brains when I post something.
So here’s a little loving nudge, inviting and encouraging you listeners to share your thoughts. I’m sure you’ve got some interesting things to say, being an introvert also means you’ve given yourself a lot of time to think so I know there’s some wonderful stuff cooking in those minds of yours.
And in other news, being as my posts are sporadic but regular (alternating either a poem or article about once a week, shifting to every 10 days-ish as we move into busy holiday season) people have appreciated a mail out from me letting them know when new content is up. So if you’d like to be included on the email, let me know.
Otherwise, come join the conversation – it’s more fun with you.