Friday, October 31, 2014
The Absence of Dialog
The absence of any dialog in discussion of the exploration of anomalous experiential events puzzles me when it comes to the material I have posted here. Thirty percent of the readership
spends more than a hour per visit reading this material. Promoting the exchange of ideas was one of the chief motivating factors in continuing this effort.
The old saying two heads are better than one when it comes to resolving or studying a phenomenon seems to be a common sense strategy. I know that some readers visit daily if not more frequently.
I have made a concerted effort to make the writing style used to express these concepts more lucid which was in response and consideration to well taken critiques concerning style over substance.
This is not a subject focused on popularity as in my view, the popularity of one sort of content versus another has absolutely nothing in common with it’s ability to promote ideas that represent an opportunity to explore difficult issues. That is to say, the value of the content versus it’s popularity do not, if seldom coincide.
I have also taken the step to avoid adding images as the assertion of images draws individuals seeking images not content and so consequently I know full well in advance that this decision represents a decline in visitors but this is not the point of this exercise.
Another self motivating factor in making the effort to write these short essays was to cover aspects of subjects not covered elsewhere. Therefore I perhaps wrongly assumed it would give others a platform to do the same from the perspective of a minority view,
As long time readers know , from time to time I have suspended publication under the impression that this effort failed and that placing further energy into it detracted from my other interests that produced results whereas, the evidence of a lack of dialog here suggested there was an absence of it.
Feedback in terms of covering one subject over others is also absent. Criticism is also absent as well as suggestions, or the extension of any of the theoretical concepts that are explored here.
What should I conclude?
Some acquaintances suggested that I enjoy writing as an expression and \ or past time and so consequently I will continue this blog or should continue in ny event. However I could write on other subjects but I sincerely believe there is something more important buried in the subjects covered here than my love of music, the arts in general and antique restoration as well as history and the preservation movement.
I already know my own proclivities and suspicions in regard to some of the topics covered here yet I have tried to underline them with the proviso while that is true, I don’t know anything more than anyone else. Being lauded is beside the point.
The lack of dialog here remains a mystery. I am definitely not seeking an admiration club as I do not require one to maintain my curiosity in these subjects nor do have an evangelistic urge to convert anyone to any one concept as I am as many of you know I am also self skeptical.
In spite of the absence of discussion on these topics, I continue to wonder as i wander within this transit through life while it’s lack of response in the form of an exchange of ideas remains a mystery.