Believe it when I say I wrote a comment on blog controversy Rick & Paulette's RV Travels and, before I realized it, I had written a long diatribe that I felt was good enough to include in my own blog. So, here it is!
WHY WE BLOG:
I recall why we started writing a blog. It was a
seamless way to communicate our adventures (dull or exciting) to family,
friends and acquaintances. It was a communications tool that would not
invade email 'inboxes' but would be out there for those who chose to drop
in. It was, quite simply, non-invasive communication.
It was a
great way to archive our blogs - for future publication or web storage -
and it could include as many photos as we chose to insert. It could be
long form, short form, daily or bi-weekly, and would include material we
felt would interest our primary readers.
The bonus was the
wonderful bloggers we have met on line, and in person, these past 16
months. We have also learned about wonderful new places to explore; new
hikes, foods, restaurants, points of interest and more.
We have been given wonderful tools to make our online lives more interesting, entertaining and knowledgeable.
We have read along with those who faced trials and tribulations as well as the highs and the lows in their lives.
we continue to wish for more stories and meeting more interesting
RVers. That is what makes writing a blog - and reading from others - so
interesting. Although it is primarily a personal, historical diary, it
has evolved into something we would not have imagined those many months
Blogging simply exposes just how interesting everyone is,
how unique their lives are, how wonderfully diverse we all are and how
we all bring an interesting personal and geographic diversity to the
little WEB world we all play in.
I like many blogs; I dislike
many others! That's the reality. While I may not agree with every one's
point of view, I try to understand it. Sometimes I simply tire of
pontification and other times I relish reading it. It depends on the
writer and his/her message.
A little controversial (I use the
term loosely) expression is valuable too! If it is well thought out - as
I believe Rick's post was - I relish reading and understanding that
point of view. When it is simply pontification - without substance,
thought, or riddled with misinformed truths - I tune out. I fully
suspect that many have tuned out from our blog too. It it, quite
frankly, inconsequential and does not affect our lives.
At the risk of repeating myself, I return to our original intention for creating our blog in the first place.
C'est la vie! (Such is life) As we say in French!
Soldier on Rick. Rick & Paulette's RV Travels
You are a most valuable contributor to our blog world.