Today I put up a rambling status on Casper’s Facebook page. I know not all of you “bookface”(to use a term from Carlene @ CrAzY AcReS) so I want to add it here to say it again on the blog. Maybe a bit more eloquently, but probably not. I know Casper is working on a post about his Holiday, but for now, this.
I have taken the past few evenings and today to read Amanda Palmer’s “The Art of Asking.” I saw her TEDtalk and it shed some light on some of my “issues” so I was exited for the book; Lauri bought it for me for Christmas. I’m about half way through it, and traditionally, I’m a “wait for the movie” type so for me to be 150 or pages into a book in 3 days is something.
Amanda has me thinking I have been ‘internet-ing’ wrong. Well, not wrong, just different, and not the way I should be in order to hold true to my beliefs. She has helped me to see that I want to do it a bit differently from know on (more the way she does it), at least where Casper is concerned. I want his page and blog to be a wildly successful community. To that end I vow that from now on I will be more involved in conversation on replies to what we post. I have let you down when you reply. I don’t want that. I want you to feel that we love you, because we do! I want it to be a conversation, I want everyone involved. Please help me to do this. (See I’m asking already!)
I had no intention of making a New Year’s Resolution, but I guess I just have.
We have been doing this for a while and now I know what I want. I want this blog to be both a chronicle of what we do with Casper and a conversation that brings light to disability awareness; but more than that, a conversation that helps us all to be better. Whatever that means, to any and all of us.
Let’s make this thing happen.