20 May 2009 The Nature Of Audiences
Instead of running away from the fire, people were running towards it. And thus is the nature of audiences.
In a recent conversation between myself and Oscar Nicholson, I realised this is the nature of how I blog.
I cause controversy. I write about not only provocative issues but in a provocative manner too. I stir the pot and I start fires.
But I do this to start conversations. Unfortunately people aren’t attracted to a car that isn’t on fire. A blog post that isn’t controversial gets less readers and far less comments. People rarely comment on something if they simply agree. I do realise the shortfall of this; that once the fire’s out, the people leave. I suppose I hope I’ve got enough good content to keep them around after everything’s been extinguished.
But I’m not going to kid myself, I can’t consistently and regularly produce good, thought provoking content. So from time to time I’ll start a fire. I make no apologies for the burns or damage caused. This is the nature of a Joker.