Reading about Content Shock on Mark Schaefer (markwschaefer) on Twitter I learned that on average, Americans spend ten hours a day receiving content. Mr. Schaefer goes on to assert that there is a finite amount of time for us to receive content, even as the amount of content grows. He then asks how can a marketer make sure that their message is being received? Joe Ovelman’s Blog now has a consistent readership of 50 to 70 people per week. Awesome. And, thank you. People in the US are the largest demographic, many of you perhaps friends, or family, or in some way know me previously. But, there is also someone in Bahrain who reads each week; I had to look at a map to see where is Bahrain! (Kingdom of Bahrain is an island country near the western shores of Persian Gulf. It is surrounded by Saudi Arabia, Iran and Qatar.) And, every week, there seems to be a new country on the blog’s site statistics page. Extraordinary. I wrote previously about Dr. Brene Brown, and a video about empathy on her website This Gives New Meaning to Bear Hug! An RSA Short Animated by Katy Davis – Brené Brown, and that partnership has induced other readers of her blog to come check out mine. 25 years with the internet, and interconnectivity, wow, Happy Birthday. See more @google Take Action – Google
As an artist building a career in New York City, it was constantly reinforced for me that I knew what other artists were doing. When I wrote the business plans for the original garden project at the Community Center, and for the current NPO, Growing Examples, one of the first things I had to ascertain was competition in the restorative practices market. Now, I want to build this online blog community and realize that I do not know who my competition is, nor for that matter, who are my allies. And, so, Dear Reader, I ask for your engagement, advice, and partnership. Please send me the answers to these questions:
What other blogs are you reading that have similar content to mine?
What other blogs are you reading whose content may be different, but whose format, the way the blog is displayed, is particularly interesting, exciting, relevant or fun?
Lastly, whose your bloggy?
Haha. Which blog is your favorite? Do you have one?
I look forward to hearing from you.
On a quick restorative practices note, a UK Member of Parliament has banned sending books to prisoners, greatly decreasing the number of hours in a day that those inmates can receive content. Comment: Why has Grayling banned prisoners being sent books? @francescrook Frances Crook’s blog. Frances Crook, Chief Executive of the Howard League for Penal Reform, provides informal comments on the issues of the day
And, @Najeeba Syeed-Miller Najeeba Syeed-Miller (NajeebaSyeed) on Twitter says:
Have been #restorativejustice mediator4 15 yrs.Glad 2c connection now w/school discipline in popular discourse.Wondering why it took so long
It took 20 years of school to prison pipeline, Ms. Syeed-Miller, for us to realize that Zero Tolerance in schools creates more problems in our communities than solutions. And that a restorative practices model makes us view a larger picture, outside of our immediate sight. It is all three, our immediate, our ancestral and future threads that heal us. It is the power of partnerships.