I hate writ­ing some­thing and not get­ting a response. I’m more inter­est­ed in dia­logue than monologue.

Sam says that my writ­ing voice is very author­i­ta­tive, mak­ing it dif­fi­cult for peo­ple to respond. In fact, he said the style is con­fronta­tion­al, “not leav­ing the door open for any­one else to sug­gest any­thing else.” 

Wow. That’s news to me.

In any case, I see writ­ing as express­ing my opin­ions, with facts to sup­port them where appropriate—not as lay­ing down the law!

if I want to sim­ply say what I think, invit­ing no real dis­cus­sion, I’ll just pub­lish those words on my web­site. If I post some­thing to a mail­ing list, Usenet, or LJ, I’m seek­ing feedback.

I can cer­tain­ly han­dle dis­agree­ment. I usu­al­ly learn more from peo­ple who dis­agree with me, whether I change my mind or not, than from those who agree with my views.

Any sug­ges­tions as to how to invite dis­cus­sion when I post somewhere?

Cur­rent Mood: 😕curi­ous
Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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