Thursday, May 07, 2009

Broadcasting versus Communicating

My friends over at WQMX have this contest called "A trip a day in May." Now those who are familiar with my blogs know that I play around with poetry a bit. After hearing Sue and Scott banter about and do some other rhyming with this, I started thinking about this myself. And you know that I am game to practice my Seussian skills. Anyway I got to work that morning and sent Wynn and Wilson the following email:
A trip a day in May, you say?
Tell me the rules and I may play
Thank you for helping me kill some time
Driving to work and thinking this rhyme

Well the next morning Sue read this over the air and they said that they were going to build on this poem for the promotion. I sent Sue an email thanking her for the shout out and she told me that they like to involve the listeners. Last Friday, Kathy and I heard a variation of that as the details of the contest were given. Anyway that's a good example of using the airwaves to communicate rather than just to broadcast. There are those who like to interract that can't express themselves verbally as well as others. Scott and Sue have this way of bringing out the best of listeners.

Once again, I've been taking pot shots, so I must be doing something right. I got to thinking about this communication stuff. That's why I like those who interract with me on these blogs. We communicate very well one with another. Communication is two way and occurs when we aren't thinking that what we have to say is any more important than what others have to say. It's also the way we learn from each other. We are fresh water streams when we communicate. When we just broadcast and not take anything in, we become cesspools.

When we have the attitude that "everybody's entitled to MY opinion," we are on our way to becoming a legend in our own mind. We get the feeling that we are only talking to ourselves, and you know what? We are. You can have that kind of ego if you are the type who like to hear yourself talk.

As for me? I enjoy communicating with others.

7 comments:

dons_mind said...

lol i like that - - "...everyone's entitled to MY opinion!" - - that's a great line cliff! and in our society today it's a line well worth remembering as we're all blasted for having ideas/thoughts/opinions/morals that might be different from others. there's really room enough for all of us......

Shellmo said...

You are the primo communicator Wixy! You deserve a Rolling Rock...

Mike Golch said...

I ran acrosss that saying"everyones entitled to M opinion some where in blog land. a blalled Mathias something.

Pat Jenkins said...

hey this could be your big break!!... i will keep my fingers crossed wixy.... he he...

Amias said...

Communication is like good sex, it take more than three minutes to get me there, because it's a give and take kind of motion .... hope that made you smile!

Enjoyed catching up ... I can see you have been busy.

Just so you know, there are companies that pay a lot for good jingles. Next time charge the radio for using your art .... they charge for ads. Turn around is fair play.

74WIXYgrad said...

Amias, I never meant to lose touch and now I'm trying to not forget those, such as yourself, who have helped make me the blogger I am.

After the surge in readers I had last week, I just started thinking about my old friends and getting back to basics here.

That's a common thread that's running through my mind this week. And during all this I thought a lot about Suzanne.

Pigeon said...

I love your words here: "We are fresh water streams when we communicate." That, to me is Very poetic.