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» 5 Thought Provoking Posts on the Theme of Respect from Confident Writing
Heres another great set of posts that explore and unpack some of the dimensions of writing with respect.  Like the first 10 I shared with you here, they dont talk directly about respect, but get you thinking about respect for: The power ... [Read More]

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Don't mind me. I'm brain dead. Didn't see the tiny little arrow that signifies comments are continued on the next page. D'oh.

Hmmm. There are several more comments I made that don't show up here -- I responded to all of the commenters subsequent to Deb, but my comments are not showing up. (Typepad, I have a bone to pick with you! That was a lot of writing you sucked into some black hole.)

@Erica - There will always be a disproportionate number of people who don't engage. Studies give various numbers but it's approximately 1% of people who create content for the Web; 9% comment or interact in some way with the content; and 90% simply read/view and that's it. But I do think you're right that we could boost up that 9% participation rate at least a smidgen by creating a more encouraging environment. Sometimes all it takes is *asking* for a comment and drawing the shyer ones out.

@Beth - you're right that being tone deaf is something we can all evidence from time to time and it is something we can easily forgive when a simple apology is offered or a correction is made.

@Jay - And to quote the Good Book, "Pride goeth before a fall." Yep, arrogance abounds in some circles. And the principles of openness, authenticity and transparency serve as spotlights to shine the light on it.

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