Hi and thank you for following RANDOM ACTS OF WRITING!
I’ve been a proud and enthusiastic participant in the WordPress blogging community since 2010. Back then, “blogging” was still a buzzword. It was a fairly new way for us to communicate our thoughts and ideas to the world, and we were all excited to join in — write! create! comment! share!
It seems different now, almost seven years later. Folks don’t comment as much, we’re not interacting as often. Do you find that yourself?
I wonder sometimes if the newfangled interface of the WordPress platform is at fault. We don’t seem to SEE each other as much – remember the days of Freshly Pressed?
Maybe it’s just the number of social media platforms we’re all managing. We now blog, Facebook, tweet, pin, instagram, link in, and tumble on our desktops, laptops, ipads, iphones and mobile devices. WordPress reports that we, its bloggers, produce 69.5 million new posts each month! And that’s just here, in this blog space.
But what are we saying? Are we communicating with each other or just at each other? Are we talking about important things? Doing GOOD work on behalf of our craft, our community, our culture? Are we supporting each other’s efforts to do the same?
Let’s face it – communicating with each other, doing good work, supporting each other – they’re more important NOW than ever before.
I encourage you to come back, join in the conversation. Share your thoughts and ideas on your own blog, in the comment field below, in the comment fields of other blogs.
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Let’s start talking!