September 2, 2010
First of all, we all know the computer is not the best way to converse. Conversation is not only words, but opinions, expressions and feelings portrayed through body language and tone of voice. Unfortunately, the computer takes all the human element out of conversation and makes us all sound like a droid - flat and expressionless. I find that I have to work diligently to make my computer writings 'sound' warm and friendly. But for most correspondence, it's flat and expressionless...even cold (yes, even with "lol!" stuck on the end). Also, the timing of normal, natural conversation is lost with the back-and-forth of computer debates. This leaves comments 'hanging out there' without response until the other party reads and responds. Other readers are left scratching their heads or reaching inaccurate conclusions.
Secondly, I am just going to be bold and say that the purpose of this blog is not to debate any earth-shattering, life-altering issues. My main intent of this blog was to speak my heart about subjects that I hold close; loving others and my life experiences. If I am benefiting from something, I like to share it. If I learn something or think something is funny, I want to share that, too. This is all good and right in my mind. However, some think that this blog is available for public viewing to give them fodder for gossip or criticism, or to question my identity (such as if I'm truly a believer). If you are just reading this blog to find things to debate or "openly dialog" (or even nit-pick or tear apart), please let me suggest you move on. I respect your views, but perhaps you need to start your own blog to wax eloquently your thoughts on the subjects spoken of here or anywhere else.
This blog does not post anonymous comments...period. I don't care who you are; if I don't know you or you don't identify yourself (this includes initials that I don't readily recognize), I'm not allowing the comment to post. Don't take it personally - it is the same for all. If you are going to step out there and make controversial comments, you'd better take ownership and say who you are. Also, as the moderator and author of this blog, I reserve the right to retain the tone and feel of this blog. If your comment is less-than-kind or snarky in any way, it will not be posted. And, you can take that one personally, if you like.
If you want to debate subjects contained in this blog, I have provided an email link for your commenting pleasure. Please feel free to send debating or combative comments there, as (again) they will not be posted on this, or any, of my blogs.
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