For years, I've engaged in discussions on many topics on Facebook. Over the past few years, I began to realize that I wanted my posts there to reach a wider audience. But it became clear that:
• A lot of people are not subscribers on Facebook, partly because the medium does not suit them, and partly because it's so easy to spend a lot more time logged in than they may have anticipated (!)
• Very few people on Facebook ever see what I have written there. Perhaps 100 or so, maximum, for any individual post. Many things I write are in response to other's posts, and are often seen by fewer than a dozen others.
So, at this point, I am starting this blog, here at Message Rain. Of all the sites I manage, this one seemed to be the right place to do this. After all, my goal is to write about those things that come to my mind often from an unknown place. Literally, the 'rain of messages' that seem to drop out of the sky into my head.