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On a whim, I checked the number of posts I’ve made: 736! I’ve also made 16,236 comments. But the number that moves me the most is the number of posts promoted to the Main Feed: 400.
That last number suggests that I reflect on its significance. It means that I wrote many posts that many of you decided deserved extra attention. (Yes, it also means you might really like me! At least you might like my writing enough to read my post!)
But even more than your likes, I’m touched by something even greater: you are my teachers.
I learn so much from people who post and comment on Ricochet. I learn when my writing is sloppy, incomplete, or disorganized. I learn when I might not be writing on topics that don’t appeal to other conservatives. I’ve learned that certain kinds of topics I’m passionate about (such as transgenderism and child abuse) motivate you to comment. You have provided information through your comments from a multitude of sources to help me inform others. I’ve learned that we can disagree and also mostly agree to disagree. You’ve helped me develop my skills in negotiating my way through conflict, hurts and misunderstandings. You’ve validated my commitment to good communication, good relationships, and good ideas. There is nowhere else that I could find such an intelligent, passionate, funny, informed and concerned group of people.
Thank you for being my teachers.Published in