My agreement for writing an article for this new blog was that once a month, on a date assigned to me, I would speak about some issue of interest about Waban, the Quinobequin parkland, Add-A-Lane, arts, events, and restaurants around Newton. I now exercise my 1st Amendment Rights to interpret those suggestions freely!
I mentioned that I hoped that the articles would have authors of various political persuasions so that our words would not be simply a boring sounding board of some single-minded organization. As the time for my first byline arrives, I use my turn at the wheel to contemplate the following question and hope it neither intrudes nor offends:
Who are We and Who’s Watching Us?
Since Chris Pitts created this blog, I ask him to give us some statistics, 18 days into the venture, about how well we are doing at attracting an audience. Has our external audience replied to the articles or is it exclusively, so far, other authors who have agreed to write for this blog who have replied?
Since you are reading this, why? Is it interesting? Titillating? Annoying? Informative? Eye-opening? Soporific? And how would you describe yourself? Will you encourage others to read this blog? How would you differentiate this blog from Village 14, beyond the profound difference of non-anonymity here?
To answer my own question first: I find the blog interesting; well-written; non-inflammatory; polite; respectful; courteous; a bit like-minded…I find myself agreeing with a lot of what I read here.