There was an unsettling moment as I built this blog. I thought back through the past several years of posting on discussion boards and reading various blogs. Most were political, some were hilarious, and a few were simply thought provoking.
I grew tired of discussion boards, mostly due to trolls who would not only counter with lies, but attack and disparage those who disagreed with them. Blogs were definitely kinder and gentler. But they also had a sense of community. I always felt that opining on any of these sites would be tantamount to crashing some random party, walking up to the hostess and french-kissing her. Everyone would be aghast and I would be firmly and quickly shown the exit. I was more like a ninja. Stealthily I would come into a site, gather the information I wanted and skulk to the next site.
OKAY! OKAY! Turn the spotlight off! The truth is, I was a Blog Voyeur! I revelled in the anonymity! But that is the past. No more!
Something unexpected happened that has changed this. John, a life-long friend and conspirator told me he had his own blog. This was liberating to me. It allowed me to feel part of a community. I knew if I said something stupid, he would laugh at/with me. Since then I have gone back to a few of the blogs I kinda always wanted to comment on and did! And some of the hostesses didn't mind being french-kissed! (One likes calling it patriot-kissing; I guess still holding a grudge...)
Now I am putting myself out there. What you are reading now will hopefully get better. I know that I am full of, well, I'll say opinions for now. My sarcasm setting is two levels down from "kill". I will rant. I will try to be thought provoking. And being very right brain, I will be random. From time to time, I might resort to fiction. But no matter what, I invite anyone who wants to comment to do so. Please! And Thank You!
A special invitation goes out to Kelley. Her blog, Blue is a Circle, is what I aspire to when I talk about provoking thought. Your April 19 post is one I still wrestle with in my head. And fair warning, I will be commenting on your posts!
Also, special invitations go out to Michael, Tori, and Christina. I hope you find topics you wish to comment on, and do so.