Saturday, 30 May 2009

Requiescat Sourcesence

Judit Szathmáry withdraws from CE blogosphere

Look down the left-hand column on this page, at the section headed CE BLOGOSPHERE, and you will find the accustomed notification of a recent posting by of Judit Szathmáry on her Sourcesence blog.

I spotted the most recent one last Sunday afternoon, soon after it appeared. I noted that it involved a song in Gaelic sung by Irish singer Enya, and mentally put it aside to look later.

Before I could, however, I received an email from Susie Mallett in Germany: ' When I clicked on Judit on your blog, it says her blog has been removed from the blogosphere'. Indeed it had, leaving only the harsh, formal death-knell that all bloggers dread, the borne from which no living blog returns:

Blog has been removed

Sorry, the blog at has been removed. This address is not available for new blogs

All in space of a few hours.

Direct enquiry elicits that Judit is exasperated by lack of response and encouragement from conductors, and can think of better things to do with her life.


I know just how you feel.....

In risk of being repetitive, here is another example of a real, identifiable casualty of a failure to communicate within Conductive Education. Poor Judit feels let down by her peers because of it.

It can indeed be dreadfully discouraging to put your heart into something and then get not a peep to suggest that anyone has even noticed. Rejection, ridicule, argument, even aggression, they're fine and there are ways of dealing with such negative responses. Being simply ignored and discounted, now there's a real bummer.

Notes from other bloggers about this over the last week confirm that if you blog then you cannot rely upon the number of dots on your map for your satisfaction. Writing and publishing have to be their own reward. The specialist field of CE-blogging is a real niche market, one in which the relatively few bloggers deeply appreciate their 'regulars' and everybody hopes that those who lurk as readers, sometimes maybe posting comments on what they read, will one day take the step into publishing for themselves.

And as Judit's experience emphasises, there's little need to worry about what people will think or say! Rather to the contrary!

Ave atque vale, o Purpura

So hale and fare well, o Purple One. As fitting requiem here is the song that Enya was singing when you went off line.

Book of days (with English words)

Most apposite!

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