Hey Karen, thanks for getting back, and I am with you on all these points; topic selection and signal vs. noise are huge challenges here. I’ve started my next Writing Cooperative post as a follow-up to this one — continuing to peel back the onion. Had to laugh, your “oops, what was I thinking?” sounded SO familiar. I’m very glad you decided to stick around and give writing here a go. Isn’t it amazing how good ideas lead to more good ideas?