I am, apparently, incapable of staying quiet. I said I was going to do it on here and on Vig The Geek and other places, but I can't. I'm a big mouth. I have opinions. And in a world riddled with stupidity, ignorance, and people who like to twist words, I feel that my analysis of situations is a shining beacon of truth. Is that too grandiose of a description? Oh well... I don't particularly care.
So here's how this works. I'm going to post on MY blog. You can read it and love it - which I hope you will. You can read it and hate it - which makes no sense to me because I stay away from things I hate. You can just not read it at all if you don't like it - sounds like what makes sense. You can comment and provide intellectual feedback (positive or negative). We can get into discussion or debate all day long. You can even use your motivation or irritation at me to create your own blog and share your thoughts with the world. What you absolutely CANNOT do is read my posts and in a cowardly fashion anonymously vilify me. That's just not going to happen. I will either a) not even allow your comment to post or b) spend twice as much time eviscerating your in a literary fashion.
This is why I liked Myspace... just because of the name. It was MY space, not your space. You had your own space and I had mine. The meaning was terrific. Didn't like it? I didn't care. It was mine, not yours. But after years of posting status updates on Myspace and subsequently Facebook and articles on the web for news agencies, blog posts here, videos on YouTube, countless comments on forums, etc - I let the trolls get to me.
In my absence from posting I had an epiphany. Not a super bright, life changing epiphany, but one I should have already known and had a while ago. I couldn't give a shit less what people think. I write these because of the catharsis. I'm not paid, I'm not obligated. If you read them and agree, then great. If not, oh well. I like to write. I like word play. This gives me an opportunity and, just maybe, someone learns something in the process. Overall, this is for me, though, not you.
Now, because I let all the negative Nancys get to me and I shut down, I ended up with thoughts (that should have turned into posts) piling up. This means I'm going to have a lot to say in the not too distant future so be prepared to enjoy them or ignore them. Also, be prepared to be ignored if you come back with some snide, nasty remark.
I'll talk to you soon.