More on growing a writing community….

So yesterday we talked a little about some of the why share from Virily to the world. Today I wanted to talk about a couple of things. The first is kind comments. There are several writers here on Virily that post incredibly kind comments on every post they read. One of the things I am doing as of two days ago is telling people when their kind words helped me feel better. It is a simple part of the community, to complement those that are nice to the rest of us. I also wanted to call attention to the respectful argument that occurred on my post of yesterday. In both cases, the author wasn’t clear about what I had said and nicely asked a follow on question. In the second case, they disagreed with my point and noted that.  Link is here.

It is ok to disagree with another author. You won’t hurt my feelings. If you present, as the authors did at the link above, an argument I will consider that argument. If you resort to name callings, I won’t interact with you any longer. But overall if you are willing to spend the time arguing your point, I am willing to consider that point, and sometimes I even end up changing my point.

“When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.” Socrates.

Now for my apologies.

1. I realized yesterday that I was relying on the latest page on Virily to read people’s posts. I found out I had missed posts by two authors whose posts I love. I am sorry I missed those.

2. If I read your posts, it is because the title or subject area interested me. I am not hurt if you don’t read my posts.

Of course, I am opening up these posts and sharing them to encourage people to ask questions! If I or any of the other fantastic author on this site can help we will!!!