Perhaps this is an expected lifecycle of an everyday blogger… If so, this pretty much sucks.
No, I didn’t died today, but it almost felt as if I did. I really don’t feel that blogging has brought me the kind of joy it used to anymore. The snowy photo above was taken today, which reflects how depressed I am by the state of things in the blogosphere…
One of my recent posts and comments on certain blogs drew unwanted attention and I understand that I’m now on at least one important person’s hate list. The unhappy people in question have not spoken to me directly, but I wish they did so we could clear any misunderstandings.
I have my points of view which may be unpopular, but ones which I feel as significant. Based on this, please don’t resort to dissent or private lynching just because I’m speaking out for what I believe in. I don’t have the luxury of a huge fan base to support me so I’m really putting myself on the line for this one.
Things I’ve said are public and ready for anyone’s rebuttal. Furthermore, I’ve even put my namesake on the line by using my real identity when I blog, so do have the decency to approach me directly.
I have my contact information available on this blog so I’m always ready to listen to anyone in private. As part of the deal, I expect both parties to be accepting to new ideas and provide a level of affordance for mistakes. Most importantly, try to spend the time to know me in person. It’s harder to hate someone you know who cares.