Sometimes I receive communications that just incites me to be a better person. It makes me want to go out and help everyone. This morning I received such a message. One of my local readers was kind enough to take the time to drop me a note. It follows:
What happened to Chatter?
Iy appears to me, rather than providing information to us gringos, you’re going commercial and making it difficult to find out information aout Chuiqui.
Are you in the website development business now?
Or you showing off your talents in setting up your blog?
You have lost youe original purpose, whatever that was.
My real complaint is navigating your UNUSER FRIENDLY site.
Get back to the basics or GET OFF!
Resident of David, Panama
The only problem I have with such constructive criticism is that it is so deep, that my shallow mind is having a hard time really understanding the intent of the criticism.
What does this reader really expect to find when he comes here? What information is he having a hard time finding. I personally think that commercial websites are well organized and make it easy to find the information they are promoting. How this site could ever be considered a commercial site is beyond my comprehension. If I post about a business it is because I am using it and think there might be a chance others might benefit. If they are not interested then I am sorry I wasted their time.
No, I am not in the website development business. If the purpose of his comment was to convince me to put up a site for him, I don’t do that sort of thing. I do this as a hobby and to have fun. Most of the time it is. Yes sometimes I do write about the technical side of the blog. Theme changes, software upgrades etc. That happened to be what was on my mind that day and I wrote about it. I wish I were smart enough to put a filter switch on the blog so that only the things of interest to each particular reader appeared. Sorry again – I haven’t found that option in the software.
My original purpose was to have fun recording some of the things I run into each day. It is satisfying my needs.
I am sorry that this user and possibly others find the navigation of Chiriquí Chatter difficult. If I had some insight into what was causing the most problems with navigation, I might be able to solve it, but unfortunately this comment didn’t provide it.
Well I guess it is time for me to go have breakfast. That is sort of how I “get back to basics”. So for now I will just “GET OFF”.