Integrating Feedback 2013

Before I wrote today’s post, I read someone else’s.  The system is set up that way.  It happened to be the blog of some publisher or a novel – but it was someone else’s, not mine. 

The stats do matter to me: right now, it still looks like one day in February in 2012 was the day the most people ever read my blog on the same day of all time so far.  I looked at the blog and don’t feel I understand why that one was so much more successful.  Maybe I went out in public that day and interacted more or something like that.  Maybe that is the day that Five Big Questions in Life, a little self-help pamphlet was actually released by a publisher.  Maybe I wrote the most FB posts of my life or applied for the most jobs and writing contracts in one day, but don’t remember exactly what I did that worked so well.

It does make me glad when at least one reader clicks on like, but I feel that if it was just someone the system forced to acknowledge it, then it is more of a scammy illusion type of thing than I had hoped or intended for it to be. 

We’ll keep going and see if it works.

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Cross cultural ignorance

You know, some of the time we are just too right in our negative judgments about other cultures.  Even though that is true, there are also numerous cases where we are totally wrong in our negative judgments of a different culture but don’t know why that is.  The real reasons are hidden from us.  We are so ignorant about the whole reality of the other society that we jump to conclusions which are wrong for where they are but do make sense compared to what it is really like where we find ourselves – in the real world.