Today my friend Jason over at OPINIONATED MAN posted a question about the recent slow-down in blogging. https://aopinionatedman.com/2017/03/29/where-did-they-all-go/#respond I started to make a comment, which of course went all hay-wild, and I am moved to make a post of my own. Thanks, Jason
I’ve been thinking about this a lot. I think it is because I am overwhelmed. I LOVE blogging…love my blog, my fellow bloggers. Since the beginning of this year…. January 20, 1917 to be exact we wake up every morning to a new disaster of Government Gone Mad, and are filled with rage that everything we hold dear is going down the tubes.
Now….having written that statement above, my zapping finger wants to delete it. WHY? Because someone will pick on me for being partisan or a conspiracy theorist or a Democrat or Liberal or biased….and make me feel like a terrible person because I am critical and speak out about it.
What I really want to do is write about Daisies…and Little Bunnies…Sweetness…Light. I want to write poetry that curls the toes and reaches out to my lost- love- with- the- blue- eyes .
Photos…I want to take photos and put them online.
Blogs…I want to visit every one of my blogger pals every day….AND comment on stuff.
Writing Poetry…I want to write great poems that I love. (I may be my own favorite poet.)
History…I want to write about History….the pyramids, archeology, slavery, British Abolishment of Slavery,
Rachel Jackson, the Real Purpose of Foreign Aid.
So why don’t I write about these things? Because someone/somewhere will resent it, or think that I am opinionated. Someone told me once when I was complaining about the bombing of Baghdad…that he “always knew what I was going to say…always negative…always unpatriotic.”
Or worse, the “WHO do you think you are?” remarks from alien commenters…both from Mars and from Maryland. These are the folks who demand their right to say and write anything they please—while sneering at what I write and telling me that I don’t know what I’m talking about. Do I ever say that to anyone? No—
Yes….I am overwhelmed. Chastised by people who laugh at me for being “afraid of the Russians.” Reluctant to say anything that will piss somebody off.
I check my notebooks, and too often to stuff I find scribbled there is pinched and stiff…topics like bombs and war and why I hate the news people.
From now on I’m going back to writing something in my blog every day….no matter how mundane, how ridiculous, how unpopular…and if anyone doesn’t like it they can go read something else. AND I’ll just write about my theories, and is anyone wants to snicker or make fun of me for being a silly…well, I’m not even going there…fine. Just keep one thing in mind: just because I’m a conspiracy theorist doesn’t mean they aren’t out to get me.