Friends of ours have been making some great suggestions for the website. One friend – to whom we owe many thanks — made several suggestions that led to changes in the site. But one of his suggestions we did not incorporate. That suggestion was: “If you listed some objective truths that everyone could agree to, the website would have a better chance of surviving.”
As website editor, I didn’t adopt this suggestion since I felt unable to identify an objective truth everyone could agree to — even if the very survival of the website was at stake.
But then another friend came forward with a suggestion of his own. He opined that if the website’s following is going to continue to grow the way we’d like, it will need a thriving discourse among its readers – a discourse triggered, perhaps, by the founders’ occasional thoughts, but itself becoming the main reason people return to the website. His suggestion was to leave implementation of the first friend’s suggestion up to our readers. Unsure as I am what the outcome might be, I decided to give our readers that chance.
So, friends: consider this your chance to contribute to the website in this most fundamental way. Take a moment, if you would, to write a “comment” in reply to this post. Do you think there are any objective truths that everyone could agree to? If not, tell us why not. If so, give us an example.
I’m anxious to see what you come up with. and I fully expect to learn from whatever you choose to share.