Yeah, I was going to write about ‘truthiness’, but then I thought mah. That’s right, well feeling a bit better today, I feel kinda mah about the whole topic, so I decided to write about what is really on my mind. Bear with me.
So ControverSunday has had a rough late summer/early fall. It got put on hiatus, take off hiatus and put on hiatus again. Then is got uprooted from its home, over at Our Lady of Perpetual Bread Crumbs over to your truly. And since then it has been sputtering along. A few new people have joined in (have you all checked out Jen and Clara’s blogs, they are awesome! Clara has written a couple great ControverSunday posts and I know Jen is thinking about it!) and we have had some good discussions. But the days of 6 or 8 people joining in each week seem to be gone.
Perhaps I am not being patient. It takes time to build things up again when, as I can certainly admit, they have been not so consistent. I think we have taken on some really interesting topics, and I have totally enjoyed it none the less. There is something about the end of summer and beginning of fall that makes the world seem busier and crazier and I know lots of our regular ‘ControverSundians’ have a TON on their plates right now. You know, life and all that jazz.
But in the back of my head I have been wondering. Is ControverSunday puttering out because it has done its job? The whole purpose of ControverSunday was to open up a discussion about those ‘hot topics’ in parenting and really hear each other, without the typical interwebs drama. In the course of the __ weeks ControverSunday was going on, I wonder if we haven’t tapped out the vast majority of the ‘hot topics’. I mean, if you have been around the interwebs/parent blogging sphere for long enough, I am sure you have started to see the patterns. The same hot button issues come up over and over again. Triggered by different things, flaring up in different pockets of the internet, drama fueling drama and away they go. So are controversial parenting topics a limited resource? Have we tapped the well dry?
I don’t know. I mean, I think there are still some great ideas for topics out there. And I am certainly still in the mood to take them on. But to me, ControverSunday is about a community of people sharing their thoughts together, and if the community isn’t interested then why call it ControverSunday?
So I guess what I am asking is what do you all want to do? I’ll host this as long as you want me to, but I need to know what you want. The only way to solve this problem is Democracy. Yeah Democracy.
So I was thinking a poll! Yeah!
You can also comment, or e-mail me your thoughts and opinions, or tweet me, or throw a note on a paper airplane onto my porch. If you know where I live. Which is like 3 of you. Anyway. Poll is anonymous, so tell me how you really feel. And it is one multiple choice question, so it takes all of 4 seconds to take. Really!