Painting by Andrew Jones!
Today, I’d like to create a resonance with you It seems like the perfect way to end a year <3
I’ve been doing this blog for about a month now… which means that’s 31 blogs in a row, 31 days straight i’ve been writing nonsense… and sometimes real sense too I hope, in an experiment about communication, expression, meaning, language, all of that stuff.
It’s been teaching me how to write, especially in seeing and responding to the comments.
Statistics are very interesting. I have been paying attention to the google analytics on my blog for the past few days, in order to gain a better understanding of who reads my blog. Pretty much all I can see is “what blogs did well, what blogs didn’t do well, what blogs got a lot of comments, which ones didn’t”.
Interestingly enough, the Hobbit blog got a tremendous amount of pageviews, 2900!.. and yet only 4 comments. In fact, 97% of people didn’t stay on the page for more than 10 seconds!
It seems the ones that REALLY get people talking are blogs like “How to Change the World”, that one has a whopping 100 comments! And not just whatever comments either, you guys were seriously engaged with that writing!
Isn’t that wildly interesting? I think so! Continue reading
I’ve been thinking a lot about disagreements… what is the energy behind a disagreement? Or is there something about it that fuels growth, transformation… even more power?
And for that matter, what does growth mean? What does more power mean? Power as in electricity? Power as in “That was a powerfully moving movie”… In this case, maybe a bit of both.
For that matter, what even is a disagreement? The modern definition is; a lack of consensus or approval.
As this year is wrapping up, looking back i’ve seen many different shared experiences i’ve had with different people. In fact, those shared experiences, both good and bad, are what make up a large part of this year. Other events sometimes look like riding planes, trains, playing video games… and yet even those are shared experiences with people. Continue reading
On the last “Learning from Each Other” blog, one of the first comments I got on Facebook was something akin to: ”I don’t feel like this was about rapid knowledge gain. You just described finding a mentor.”
And with that, I decided I was going to write a part 2, it was clear to me I needed to (or at least wanted to) expand on this topic a little further.
In the previous blog, I talked about finding someone who knows how to do what you want to do, and asking them for help or following them around so that you can learn from them. It’s a natural part of learning, growing from the information passed down by those who came before you.
There are 2 topics I’d like to explore deeper into today. What does “Power-leveling” mean, and creating a friendship where both you and your friend are both the teachers, and the students. As in, the energy doesn’t just flow in one direction. Lets start with this one.
I received a comment recently from a guy with the username Zach Jordan. I don’t know if that’s his real name, it probably is, but either way he has AWESOME comments! He also has a blog, which you can check out here.
Either way, on the post “How to Change the World” he commented by pointing out some important things and bringing attention and questions to some of the things that i’ve said, and I wanted to share it and open up a discussion about it. Below is his comment, among many…. all of which are very insightful.
This post comes as a “Part 2″ to “The Time for Separate Movements has passed.”
I had a lot of struggle writing this. Struggle can be a very good thing, the seedling struggles to break through the earth and into the sunlight for the first time…perhaps that’s what’s happening here.
I’ve been trying to frame and discuss in writing what it is that i’m working on.. what our plan is, our intention, what we’re trying to create, how we’re trying to do it. What’s important in creating it, what the big vision is in the future, what the short term vision is too…. And of course, doing it all without trying to say “This is my thing!” or making it seem like i have anything more than a small part in it all happening. I’d like to be a part of it, that’s it… And unfortunately after writing and writing, all I was left with was 5000 words of word-salad, which left me feeling uninspired and useless. Continue reading