"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Saturday 14 June 2014

The Field is Wide Open

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Blogging has its trials and tribulations":

Good on 21:00 - because Evelyn has one set of rules for herself, and another for everyone else - she often contradicts herself, and attcks when there is no reason... but to her it's an opinion, when anyone else does it, it's "an inappropriate" comment...... it's getting tired.

Posted by Anonymous to Our Town and Its Business at 14 June 2014 12:28


I am a politician .  I do hold elected office.

It takes precedence over being a bloggist. But not by much. Being a bloggist is a multiple of the same.

Make sense of that if you can. Sometimes words just take possession of me. La di da   La di da

Blogging,in historical terms, is  new.  There aren't any rules.  No tried and true

The field is wide open. No centuries of practice.  We are all pioneers charting a path.

There  goes my ego again pushing me along in  the direction I want to go.

Some believe having an ego is a failing. Like being self-effacing is a virtue.

Not in politics my friend.

I do not  ascribe to that school of thought.

When attacked ,it's wise to defend oneself.  Then the risk  becomes "Methinks the lady doth protest too much"

If commenters  were required to identify themselves things would be different.The option of self-identification is available.  Except for Chris Watts ,few avail themselves.

If comments were reduced ,attacks would also vaporize

Future, possibly current, politician/bloggers may decide discretion is the better part of valour and choose that means of eliminating criticism. ..and  concurrently ,the  need to defend themselves ...as I do now with relish.

More people enjoy the opportunity for input, than use it  to belabor  my efforts  to communicate.

I  will continue to chart this path.

Critics who seek a forum  can publish their own blog .... build their own readership.

It's an available option.

Catch me if you can


Anonymous said...

My, your critics are strident these days. I know about the defeat of the s-e designation & the Heritage Park. but that shock should have been over by now. Is there something else going on that we do not know about that would account for the vitriol ?

Anonymous said...

Talk about tiring. There is no requirement to read the Blog. Don't like it; don't read it. It's like going into someone's house & telling them you don't like the furniture arrangements.

Anonymous said...

It's nothing like that, 17:54. What's more public than the Internet?

Anonymous said...

20:51- Evelyn's blog doesn't come to my front door like the Error does. I have to go to the blog. And that's what its about!

Anonymous said...

Hey, 20:51
It is a lovely morning. Why don't you check out the 2 listings on Tyler for over 600 grand each & figure out how you can designate them & prevent the sales ? Hee, hee !

Anonymous said...

None of 10:42's apply - so, no, not a draw.