Obviously this is the place to talk about whatever you want to talk about, but I had a conversation the other day that I thought was worth throwing out there to get your opinion.
Over the last couple of weeks I've been letting contestants pick the topics, to keep things interesting and to get more people directly involved in the process.
So far I've been focusing on people that I *don't know*, and haven't had any previous interaction with, to keep things fair and quite frankly, in order to actually meet them and get a better idea of who they are and how their thought process works. (as much as you can get from an email and a selection of a topic at least.)
But it was brought up to me that this is unfair to the people I *do* know. That I might be penalizing them by keeping them out of the running for selecting topics.
I don't want to penalize people for knowing me, that fact that they have to know me is penalty enough! *g*
But I also want to make sure I am hearing some new voices who might not, under ordinary circumstances, be heard from.
Any thoughts? Suggestions?