I began this blog nearly four years ago. Somewhat in the hope of getting my thoughts of what is happening in Lexington out there and partially at the urging from Mrs. Sweeper, to put together information on Lexington's development history. Mrs. Sweeper is hoping for a book on the subject but I'm not so sure that I can do it.
I have left my comments on things on many forum threads concerning Lexington like Skyscraper City's and CityData's and not always to the appreciation of the other forum members. It took several years for them to see that I was leaning in a right direction. It is that back and forth postings of those forums that I miss in this blog.
I also leave comments on the blogs of others, usually if I believe that I can clarify some of the assumptions made by those outside the loop or correct some outright misconceptions. I have not always been received warmly when I do that, but it is nice to see later that I am quoted or cited somewhere down the line.
That said, what I find missing from this blog is a sense of dialogue with my readers. I know that they are out there. You are out there aren't you? I watch my stat counters every day and see where I have recurring reads from all over the country. I hear from some of my sources that they know of folks who read and take note of the posts. I even see that there are numerous reads from the LFUCG personnel, though it sometimes appears that I take them to task about things. Still, anything resembling a dialogue is missing.
I have taken to asking questions in my entries, either to find out more information or to determine if there is a direction that the readers would like me to go. Without feedback it is like listening to crickets chirp on a still night.
I am not asking for validation or condemnation, just dialogue. Is it out there?