Thursday, August 21, 2008
Happy 1 Year Anniversary to Me!
I started blogging one year ago this month. I have enjoyed every minute of it. I have offended many and have made many friends from both sides of the aisle. Many have been pissed off and have taken me off their link lists and many have added me and deleted me and added me again! I have enjoyed the association regardless of differing opinions or a commonality. I have been called, liberal, racist, a whiny bitch, fake, crazy, nuts, a zealot, an idiot and a WASP only to name a few. I will leave out some of the other choice things that I have been called since I try to maintain at least a PG-13 atmosphere. I have let people hijack the comment section and continue to harass me about things I have written that they disagreed with. I have been on cnn.com, Incite, and other commentary pages. I have been harassed by trolls and have been linked on a blog as the "NFL Cross Dresser". I have pissed off liberals, independents, and conservatives. To many conservatives I am no longer in their "group" of conservative bloggers. I have had posts where one person has hijacked over 65 comments on MY blog to get their point across and to "prove" to me that I was wrong and they were NOT a control freak, oops I mean right. I have made many friends and many enemies, but I have always been honest and have written MY thoughts to please ME and no one else. This is MY blog. These are MY thoughts. I share them with whomever wants to read and discuss them. But in the end it is my outlet, my sanctuary.
I have made so many friends and I appreciate their camaraderie and support of my blog and I only associate with great bloggers. I salute you and you know who you are. My true friends who accept me in spite of our differences and are comfortable in your own skin enough to read and take some pretty insulting phrases against your own philosophies and opinions. You have seen the intent of my writing and the real ME. The thick skinned ones usually hang around. The easily offended usually leave and slam the door. How honest would it be for me to write to appease only some readers who align their thoughts with mine. As human beings we don't always agree and yet I write what is on my mind and am honest about my opinions regardless of the fallout. You can always count on that from me.
This election much has been said about "true conservatism". My views do not align perfectly with the republican party and yet I have voted straight republican for many years. I don't expect a complete allegiance to my views. There are many conservatives who will drop you on a dime if you do not adhere to their "religion" and their "core" conservative issues. I have been thrown out by many a blogger who differs with my philosophy. I have also been tossed out by many liberals who think I am a "far right" zealot with issues. I find this all hilarious as it shows me the flaws of my own party and affirms my contempt for the left. Don't stray too far from the "core" ideology of the "true" conservative values or you will get run!
I like John McCain, and President Bush for that matter...neither one is afraid of his own party and neither am I. I will continue to write what I want to write with or without the consequences of the peanut gallery. This is MY blog and if you don't like it don't read it...and certainly refrain from hijacking MY comment section to make your point over and over and over and over and over again.
So I am celebrating my love affair with blogging and my blogger friends who are the coolest people on earth! You are liberal, conservative, independent, democrats, republicans and just plain awesome! I love you all and am privileged to practice my freedom of speech in the best country on the planet...The United States of America! God bless you all for practicing that right to the fullest! We are the voices of America. Our voices are heard because of this tremendous tool called a "blog". I thank all who love me and hate me. This is America folks! Where you are free to be an annoying blowhard. I wouldn't have it any other way. Thanks all!