Normally, I am a fairly private person, but recent events have drug me out of the closet. To be clear, the closet to which I refer is discretion. Usually, I share my witty insight via group text message with a very calculated selection of friends. It is definitely my safe zone. I can share my thoughts and not fear too much backlash…but some backlash, because my closest friends can be assholes.
Lately, I don’t know if you noticed, but things are getting weird. As in I saw a Fox News Anchor rant about the lies propagated by our Republican President kind of weird. Super weird. I decided to take my banter on the road and encourage a discussion. My friends were super supportive. Truth be told, they were a little too supportive of my move away from the group text to this format. They told me that they now expect me to leave them alone and focus my energy on my blog. The joke is on them. I’m still going to text, but now, I’m going to text them about the wonderful blog we are building.
I don’t want to veer too far from our topic, but this will only take a minute. How weird is it that the old, orange villain from a reality show that my friends’ parents used to sometimes watch is now President? I don’t know if it makes it better or worse that he wasn’t even a good reality star. Wasn’t anyone from “Survivor” available? Did anyone check? Who was in charge of that? The political environment seems quite barbaric, so maybe we should have asked Jeff Probst if he was available. Granted, it is an odd point to make, but we didn’t even elect a good realty star. Times are strange.
As warned, I digress. Back to the point I was trying to make. I want this blog to be your blog. My blog. Everyone’s blog. But first, I want to share some rules. Rules aren’t fun. That’s not really how I want to introduce this to you, so I’m going to use my favorite show to soften the blow.
- I can’t believe that people still need to be told this, but alas- you must be respectful! If you aren’t, you won’t be allowed to be a member of this community.
- If you have an opinion, share it. I will approve all comments that are not disrespectful, no matter what opinion they voice. Your opinion is different from mine? Great. Your insight is refreshing.
- When you engage in the discussion, which you should, don’t let opposition hurt your feelings. A spirited debate doesn’t have to be personal. It is just a difference in opinions.
You are all great, and I can’t wait to read your thoughts.