I’ve posted, blog like, on my personal website notebook, for a few years now. I enjoy the practice. I love the JanParkerArts.com web site and the guys at Arkiom who created it and support me fully on the venture.
My notebook has been a place where I can post whatever I want. At times it is a photo, a quote, but more likely I just post rambles of what I’m thinking; a lesson learned, a memory or I tell a story.
Unlike other blogs in the world though. I have no button for others to post their thoughts on what I share. In some ways it is good and I like that particular feature. My way or the highway; right or wrong, this is what I think. Nanny, nana. I write on the site with a small grain of denial, that no one even reads it.
Moving the notebook to a site with a comment button changes my reality in some way. There will now be a way for others to add their 2 cents to what I post. On the strong side of good – I’m looking forward to hearing from you. On the small side of what the what the fuck! I’m a little nervous that one of two things may happen.
1. The reality of the fact that no one really does read my notebook will become a fact I’ll need to face.
2. Someone may say something mean and I don’t like it when someone is mean to me.
Case in point the other day someone (who I don’t know, gave me shit for charging $3.99 for the app Allyson and I just produced). They left a post on a public group forum saying, “fuck your app.” I spent all day being upset about this one comment from a person I don’t even know. Instead I should have taken delight in 10+ comments saying how the app was wonderful and would be helping others!
Knowing doors open and close and open again and can close again. I’m take the step to change the location of my daily notebook to this site. With this change folks can now comment on each post. I hope you take the opportunity to add feedback and dialogue on the topic du jour.
It may take a while for me to figure out how posting here works. If I don’t like it, I’ll change something again but, here we go! Be the first, the third or the 300th to hit the add a comment button!
I want to hear from you. The only rule I’d like to make is, Be nice. If you aren’t nice… please know I control the delete button.