Thursday, May 1, 2008

Blogging Blues

Those of you out there who have been around Isis for a while know that I have on several occassions managed to step on some blog toes. I did it again the other day.

That is the price that one pays for writing a blog that reaches out to other people, that talks about other people and that also attempts -- and sometimes flops -- at humor.

I have set myself a simple rule for blogging. I will be very slow to be offended by what others may say about me. I will recognize that most people, at least the bloggers that I know of (and frankly, who else WOULD write about me?), would never write anything intentionally hurtful about me. And neither do I wish to offend the people whose blogs I visit. Sometimes our words are clumsy. Clumsy, but not malicious.

And if something does seem offensive, I will ask the writer what he or She actually meant. Once we understand each other, we will laugh about it and move on. Neither the writer or the writee, I would hope, would beat themselves up over it. Neither the writer or the writee, I would hope, would question their own intelligence at having miswritten or misunderstood. After all, stupid people don't blog. They're all busy being your boss or driving badly on the freeway.

5 comments:

Ela (braveheart) said...

I read you!
or I understand!
the truth is that we are our own dimensions until we connect on deep level, where there is no judgment, right?

eastcoastdweller said...

Right, Ela.

Trisia said...

It would be so awfully cool to one day discover your boss' blog.

chipazoid said...

Bah again? That sucks.

I think my boss has my blog address, he hunted me down on facebook which has said blog address. =D

How'd you get this word verification thing?

eastcoastdweller said...

Trisia: Maybe I'll google his name, but I don't think he's the blogging type. He has me write all his speeches, etc. -- he's not the writing type.

Adena, yeah, but we talked it out and all is well. It's going to happen from time to time, it's the nature of blogging. About the word verification thing -- which I hate, and which I will probably get rid of this month -- is under the permissions section of Your blog change page.

I very reluctantly put it up, only after spammers kept invading Isis. I hate it because sometimes the letter combos are impossible for even human eyes to read and having to type gobbledegook every time I want to comment is a pain in the hindquarters.