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Philosofickle
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I suppose you could call this a shameless plug. I have been talked into writing a blog. I've been told that I'm a good writer and usually insightful, and have been encouraged to do so before, however I have resisted the urge and only at 3:00 A.M. when my inhibitions were lowered did I succumb to temptation and begin writing.

Do any other Hatrackers have blogs that they've invited the community at large to join? Or have I just committed some dreadful faux pas?

If you want to check it out or follow it, you can at http://jackstash.blogspot.com

I'll paste the fist post here so you can get any idea for it:

(The blog is entitled "The Way It Ought To Be"

Walter Cronkite was known as "the most trusted man in America." He was particularly known for ending his news broadcasts with the phrase "And that's the way it is." That's a fine thing for a journalist who is trying to maintain objectivity to say don't you think?

However, my blog is not me trying to report things in the world as they are. I suppose that some element of blogging consists of journal like entries that merely report the events of the day to day. (Although instead of hiding it under the mattress we immediately post it in the public domain for anyone to read.) My blog will probably consist of things like that. However I also have the terrible handicap of when writing something that others will read (ah, my delusions of grandeur begin) I feel it should be significant. I cannot report by rote the events of day to day. What would that mean, how would it edify you?

As you can see pride easily takes ahold of me and I immediately place myself in the position of edifying you. (But at least I take the responsibility my pride places upon me seriously!) And thus quite frequently I find myself not writing anything until I know that I've had a grand epiphany that all of humanity will benefit from. Or, as in this case, writing at close to three o'clock in the morning when both my judgement and inhibitions are skewed making me think I've written something grand and important.

Anyway, more to the point, I've named this blog "That's the Way It Ought To Be" because I want to be able to look beyond the mundane, and see the possibilities. I suppose that if there were a statement of purpose for this blog, that would be it. To give you my perspective, on what would make this world a better/more interesting place. At the same time I suppose you should know what you are getting yourselves into so here are my blogger principles:

This blog is mine, it will consist merely of my thoughts and does not nor should it reflect on those assosciating with me.
To the extent that it is mine, yet remains public, this blog will not be used to insult any other human being aside from myself. No one is an exception to this, I do not bash, flame, roast, criticize, belittle, insult, or disrespect people.
I do however, write about people. I like to think of myself as a student of human nature and I watch people and try to infer meaning and motivation from actions. There will probably be times where I will mention people (by first name only) and mention some mundane thing that they've done.
I like to be complimentary, I don't think people do it enough.
I like to make painfully miserable attempts at being funny or witty.
Well, you've been warned, if you (imaginary person in my head that will find the things I write interesting) have read all of the above and want to stick with it. Then welcome aboard, I'll try to make it an interesting ride.

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ClaudiaTherese
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Thanks for letting us know about your blog, Philosofickle. I don't think it's any sort of faux pas at all.

I'll add your site to the list of those I try to keep abreast of.

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quote:
I like to make painfully miserable attempts at being funny or witty.
Well you *are* in the right place for that... [Wink]
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Philosofickle
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Thank you. I don't know why but I've been wanting to write alot more recently. Which is also one reason why I've been trying to participate in this forum more as well.
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I have a blog!

I mostly complain about dumb rides at disney world (soarin' was an outrage!) and invent conspiracy theories. I'll spare you the link [Wink]

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Philosofickle, you have a delightfully clean, white-space balanced blog. I like the use of bridge photos for the latest entry. It's elegant.
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Philosofickle
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Thank you so much! I really enjoy writing and have been working on numerous short stories and a novel for a while, but it's easy to become bogged down in all that.

I'm beginning to find that blog entries let me blow off some writer's block steam and make it so writing still feels fresh. If anyone else out there has a blog and wouldn't mind having another follower I'd love to hear about the unique experiences in your lives.

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quote:
If anyone else out there has a blog and wouldn't mind having another follower I'd love to hear about the unique experiences in your lives.
I have a blog that I update maybe twice a month. I keep meaning to update it more frequently, but I only seem to get the itch to write infrequently. So it goes. I post political opinions, news snippets, tech stuff, life updates and recipes to it. So it's sort of a general catch all for whatever I wanna put out there. Edit: Silly me, forgot the link.

I'll try and keep an eye on your blog Philo [Smile]

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Philosofickle
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Thank you. If you really want a look at the current conflict in my life, I've just posted a new entry!
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BTW, I really hope your apartment situation works out!
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