I have felt recently as if I needed to expound upon the reason for this blog in an effort to explain some of the policies and procedures associated with it.
I started this blog in January 2006 as part of an assignment for one of my first Masters classes. The rest of my website has been around since October 2003. The website was started for a variety of reasons. I wanted a place where friends and family could read and see what I was up to. I also wanted a place where I could keep track of all the books I’ve read and share them with others. I love when I see in my stats that someone has found the book section of my site.
The tag line for this blog is: All the random things that make me giggle, and some that don’t. This blog is, and always has been, a collection of the random thoughts that run through my head throughout the day. It is a place for me to record those thoughts and perhaps make them sit down and stay for a while so that I may explore them a little more in depth.
I appreciate the comments of others. A lot of the times I feel like I am talking to myself here because I can’t be sure that anyone is reading my thoughts. And that is just fine. I am generally not looking to get into deep philosophical discussions on this blog. Comments are just that, comments. If I were looking for more of a discussion type forum, I would create a message board where ideas could be discussed in a more organized fashion.
A blog is something that is posted, and then you move on. I do not dwell on past thoughts that I have blogged about. Right now I am especially grateful that I can get my frustrations about politics out, and then move on. I would hope that nobody else is dwelling on my thoughts either. If you feel like commenting, do so, know that it will generally be appreciated, and then move on.
With regards to this website, we shall take the following as our definitions:
discussion: n. 1. Consideration of a subject by a group; an earnest conversation. 2. A formal discourse on a topic; an exposition.
comment: n. 1. A remark, observation. 2. A note in explanation or expansion.
One final note. This is my domain (bad pun). I am in charge here. The thoughts expressed here are mine. And I reserve the right to do whatsoever I feel like doing while I am here. And, as stated above, this is not open for discussion.