I’m sitting in my favourite coffee house Emilio’s, my treat of real coffee and fresh croissant. They – the café, the coffee, the croissants – are the whole package, connected to the quality of the place and it shows.
Communication is two way process. A good communicator assesses the proximity of listener, eye contact and signs of active listening including the asking of relevant questions. In fact being unable to pick up on these clues (to varying degrees) is one of the indicators of being on the autistic spectrum. If you then continue in the same vain over a period of time, you will be displaying another spectrum indicator, the inability (again to varying degrees) of mending your communication process.
I have nothing against those on the spectrum, they can be the most wonderful people on the planet. However communication is a big challenge for them. If you are lucky enough not to have to overcome this hurdle then why create the online equivalent on a routine basis? My theory to explain this modern ‘poor communication’ is quite simple. It is composed of two human traits, greed and ignorance, but the greatest of these is IGNORANCE.
The BLOG is supremely placed in giving us the ability to talk and talk, then talk some more without having to think about our audience.
Google loves us because we are adding content, visitors are coming to read us because we are popular with the indexes and we are socially savvy. But are we just stroking our own egos, or, are we actually adding to the conversation within our pet area? I’ve come up with my own rules of defining whether my post is a pearl or just another piece of grit.