I am constantly surprised by the reactions to blogs we post here. Sometimes, there is an instant reaction to what we write about. Other times, silence is what follows. At times, I get the silence. We don’t always write about “fun” topics. They may even be academic in nature or may even be about topics that run too close to home that make people uncomfortable. Last Friday, though, I posted a blog and I heard nothing but crickets chirping for quite awhile. I didn’t get it. Why the silence? The blog I wrote contained what I thought might be a simple request from Duranies. Tell me about 10 things that Duran has done that you really loved or that you really thought was cool. I even suggested a time limit for people so that everyone would just list the first 10 things that pop in their heads or not think too much. I thought it would be a relatively easy task. After all, Duranies LOVE many things about Duran and many things that they have done. In fact, I would go so far as to say that there are tons of things that Duran has done that Duranies love. I see it each and every single day when Duran posts some song or video on Facebook or tweets news. Fans always express how much they love the song or video posted or express excitement over news. (I’m using the term “fans” in a general sense. I’m well aware that there are exceptions to what I was talking about.) Yet, we didn’t get any comments or responses for a good half a day. This worried me. Can’t Duranies talk about what they love about Duran? Can’t they express what they love about them?
Thankfully, people started to respond–here and on Facebook. I breathed a sigh of relief. I felt better knowing that Duranies did love things Duran has done and could talk about them. In fact, those who responded came up with some really cool things. After reading some of the lists people posted, I realized that these lists needed to be saved, to be compiled and to be shared in a nice, big way. Then, it hit me. I’ll do just that for Duran Duran Appreciation Day in August. What an awesome way to appreciate Duran by showing what exactly people appreciate, specifically!! To that end, I saved everyone’s lists but would love, love, love to have more. I would love to have as many Duranies contribute as possible. You can comment here, respond on Facebook or Twitter or even send us an email. If you want more information, the blog post that describes it all is here. I look forward to feeling more of the Duran Duran love!!