Thanks for taking a few minutes out from your day of rest and joining our open forum.
If you're new to the community, we don't normally meet up on Sunday's. It's our day of rejuvenation - the day we use to recharge and to enjoy our family and friends.
Today we're meeting, though, because we want to continue a discussion that started about our Highlowaha community. Last week readers commented on changes to our blog that they have been experiencing over the past couple of months. Some like the changes, some don't. Some demand more tangible ideas, others like the inspiration/think pieces. Some cry fewer Rays, saying you don't "get" him. Others say Ray actually makes you laugh until you cry. Some suggest longer posts, yet others support shorter posts.
You get the picture.
Opening the floor to feedback could be dangerous... not to mention humbling.
Thing of it is, I have to. Highlowaha is not just a web site of ideas or a daily blog where we talk AT you. Our space is a community - each member entering into some kind of relationship or agreement with the rest of us. You show up every day to read and (ideally contribute) and we're here waiting. We're friends, expecting to meet up and to catch up.
Communities are caring, safe, and responsive places where members feel valued and heard. But, they are also places of great civility. So, as you provide Heather, Cheryl, Katie, and me feedback, be constructive. Tell us about your experience with Highlowaha and, if it's less than satisfactory, be sure to include some suggestions for improvement.
We'll check in throughout the day - looking, listening, and if appropriate, replying.
Thank again for showing up and giving us some of your time.
Signing off until tomorrow...