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Ships that pass in the night

posted Sep 06, 2016 01:44:14 by w8eeo
Probably the most uncomfortable feeling in the world is caused when you find yourself looking at a blank page that you want to write an article on.It matters not how much experience you have or how many times you have been here the feeling is always the same.
Many years ago I had a friend who was a song writer by profession and he had a rich history and many "hits" that he had written in the past.
I found him one day as he was trying to find the words and melody that he could use to express that certain thought he wished to convey.
It was hard for me to to realize that with his talent and experience he would suffer the same discomfort that many of us with less talent also suffered.
He told me something that day that I still remember.
He said "if you ever undertake the task of speaking not only from your mind, but also from your heart, and don't suffer the pangs of fear and dread caused from a blank page you are finished as a writer."
Well, I am not a good writer. However, I am pleased to announce that I still feel a bit "ill at ease" when I find myself looking at a blank page.The 90-9-1 theory - What is it?
The 90-9-1 theory explains the percentages of a forum's participation, breaking it down as readers being the highest percent, with minor contributors being the 9 percent, and active contributors at only 1 percent of the members.
Enter 90-9-1 theory in a search engine some rainy afternoon for some very interesting reading. Also check https://www.nngroup.com/articles/participation-inequality/
I am reminded of a bit of prose. "Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing, only a signal shown, and a distant voice in the darkness;
So on the ocean of life, we pass and speak one to another, only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence."
The 90 percent are important - they read and understand.
Our hearts and minds are one when a voice calls out from the mist -
"Aye mate, can you spare me a moment? I have something on my mind", and we speak one to another.
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