Almost all of my postings end with these four words.
There is a reason for that. I genuinely want to know what readers of my posts think. Nothing profound, eh?
I make it my point to find a nugget, a piece of info, a news event, something I think is interesting, and then post on it.
The discerning reader can generally tell where I stand by the way I present the info or ask the question.
However, the main purpose in my posts is to create a discussion, to cause the reader to have to grapple/deal/consider the info I have presented.
If someone reads a post of mine and then ponders even for a moment about what was written, I feel I have succeeded.
If a reader decides to write back and share an opinion, I am even more delighted.
However, if a reader will turn to a colleague, a friend, a family member and ask ‘what do you think about…? then I am thrilled.
I hope that my posts will cause reflection, give insight, be the source of a discussion in something such as an ESL class.
I hope the readers here will learn something, think something, feel they know something more and can discuss it, will communicate with others about the topics and in the end…the world will become a better place…because we have talked.
What do you think?