Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Ever since I have joined ET, I have been embarrassed by my lack of contribution. It was a combination of lack of relevant topics where I thought I would be among those most suited to address (a problem partly arising from getting a lot of my information from the site -of course, the threshold changes once the intended readers are among the world at large rather than the regulars), definitely lack of time, and some level of writer's block.

So, I've been embarrassed. But at the moment, thanks to the kind people who have recommended them, there are two articles bearing my name in the upper right column. And one of them has even been frontpaged.

That makes me somewhat proud :-)

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Gandhi

by Cyrille (cyrillev domain yahoo.fr) on Sat Oct 2nd, 2010 at 03:14:39 PM EST
You should be proud - without denigrating other people's contributions over the years - of trying to set a wide context for the ET agenda that includes the humanities.

Write what you know - or think you know (I do) ;-) IMO every subject has some relevance to ET simply because anything that interests an ET member becomes a community interest - even in disagreement.

The difficulty is that we don't always have a clear separation between community stuff (play) and what we want to analyse and externalize (work). This can be confusing for newcomers.

Hopefully the series you have begun will lead to a more concise message of ET's intent - a mission statement if you will - that might exclude a few visitors, but clarify our stance for a lot more people in a way that motivates greater involvement.

I am particularly concerned that it is not clear that there are many ways to contribute to ET. We have a wide talent base, but we havent yet found a way to use the potential.

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Sat Oct 2nd, 2010 at 04:42:39 PM EST
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