Every so often, it has to be said.
A friend emailed yesterday to remark that he’s impressed by the high-level nature of the discussions that take place on this blog – better, in his opinion, than what he sees on most newsgroups. As he put it, the Signal to Noise Ratio is much higher here.
Obviously, he’s a buddy and we’re like-minded about many things in the hobby – and that’s going to skew his view. Also obviously, I have to take some of the credit for that by posting frequently and – I hope – thoughtfully about things.
But the real credit goes to those of you reading my blog, and engaging with me and other readers through the “comments” feature on each post. I’ve been blown away by the thoughtfulness of the comments.
I get lots of positive feedback, which is always encouraging.
I also get lots of interesting information that fills in gaps in my own knowledge or adds context to what I’m doing.
Equally important, though, is that when I get something wrong – or you disagree with something I’ve said – the corrections or the debates are gentle and respectful. I always feel that they’ve been offered in the spirit of improving everyone’s understanding of what fires us up in this hobby.
I enjoy this interaction – immensely. Keep it coming.
Thank you – and you – and especially, you!