The internet suffers from a serious case of surplus content. It's so easy to express an opinion without having to think too carefully about it, and equally easy to avoid anything you know in advance you're going to disagree with. I'm not good at expressing opinions, or having deeply held convictions, or believing myself to be unassailably right. I'm good at asking questions though, and that's what I intend to do.
To you, the reader, I ask three things;
- Please approach this blog with an open mind. If you have a prepared answer to a question posed, please challenge it before dismissing the question.
- Please take time over this process. I know that, since you're surfing the web, you're not expecting to spend more than 2 minutes on any one thing, but it'll make a nice change, I promise!
- Please comment. The questions here aren't (all!) rhetorical, and if you don't have an opinion to share then bringing more questions to the debate is the whole point of the exercise. So don't be too nervous about not knowing something; the fact that I don't is the reason behind the blog.
Reading back over this first post I should also point out that I have a tendency to take myself a little too seriously, so please feel free to scorn and ridicule as you see fit! As long as you all play nicely....