Yesterday’s post about the impact Roe v. Wade being overturned will have on orchestras operating in states that outlaw orchestras didn’t garner any extraordinary social media engagement metrics. But that’s only one set of metrics to measure impact and data from Google Analytics confirms the article garnered 4x the amount of average daily traffic.
What this indicates is something I don’t see much but is always fascinating when it happens: the topic generates considerable interest, yet readers don’t feel particularly comfortable engaging.
It isn’t difficult to understand why it may not generate much interaction but that doesn’t mean it isn’t something the field should keep at arm’s length. To that end, I’m exploring a few options for engaging on this topic in a way that will provide an environment for a frank and productive examination.