A few months ago Safe Bet’s Amy proposed a writing contest during which each participant would write a piece in each of the categories in the Tags drop down box. We would do that within a defined period. As I recall we couldn’t find an impartial judge with a thick skin.
A couple of days ago Jonathan Wolfman scolded us for looking more like Facebook than Our Salon. At least that’s how I read his piece.
The following commentary has been very interesting to follow.
I agree that we seem to be floundering about in a sea of either congratulatory back slapping for those in our camp, however that is defined, or attacking the other side personally; employing the informal fallacy of argument termed the ad hominem attack.
Here is my proposal; damn the torpedoes, start the process and forget the judging. When it is all over we can have some conversation about the process and which articles we thought were particularly thought provoking, well written or both.
As Amy pointed out; this will get us out of our comfort zone.
I’m suggesting that we do this between now and the 15th of May.
I’m going to do this and start each post title with Amy’s Challenge: Category (yada yada yada) and my title.
If this time period is too long, too short, or inconvenient (like you haven’t done your taxes yet) let us know in the comments.