Is There Anybody Out There?

Anybody Out There"Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly."

~ Langston Hughes

Here is as question that I have been asking myself for quite a while now: Is there anybody out there?

Sometimes it seems like I am operating this site in a vacuum. It feels like there is nobody listening...nobody reading what I have to say, and it is discouraging. So, you may ask, why do I continue?

I keep at this website because I believe that I have a valuable message to share with the world. I keep at it because I know that there are people out there who need to hear what I have to say. There are people out there that want something more...something different in their lives. They will find my words, and my words will inspire them. I am a firm believer in the, "If you build it, they will come," philosophy, which was made popular by the movie "Field of Dreams." It is all about faith in what I am doing.

This site was built to help people of like mind to connect with each other, to share and support each other, to collaborate and co-create...and that is the way it will remain. I remain steadfast in my vision. When people are ready, they will find this site.

I know that I am not the world's most engaging writer, and often I have trouble conveying my message the way I would like. I understand that this is an important part of spreading my message, so, right here and now, I set my intention to learn to be a better communicator in this format.

I have also thought of many other ways that I might share my message. I could make videos and webinars. I could prepare an online course. I could use my mailing list to distribute information. I could write better structured blog posts...I could think about Search Engine Optimization (SEO). I could make my posts into audios...there is so much I could do, but I don't know where to start. I don't know what the members of this site want at this point.

Although I want the site to be successful, and I want to spread my message, I am not in a rush to attract just anyone to the website. I want to make sure that the right people are attracted, and I don't worry about having droves of people visiting every day...the masses of people will come eventually, but I expect a gradual build for the first part. Of course, activity creates more activity, and so I expect the momentum to build as more people discover this little community.

So, my dear reader, what would you like to see on this site? I built this site for the members, and so they should have a say in what it becomes. As you come across this, please leave a comment and let the community know what would serve you best. Or, alternately, send a message via the contact page. I am interest in what you have to say, as are the other members out there. We’re listening.





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