Sunday, July 30, 2006

Why don't you post more, Joe?

Good question.

For starters, I can't find my copy of "Crisis of Abundance," which is very embarrassing, so I'm reluctant to show my face here. I finished it while waiting for this parade, and then I had to run to the end of the parade route in the rain to rescue some wet marchers. Somehow I lost track of it in the madness and have yet to find it.

Second, I only post if I have something to say. If it's tax or Iowa, and it bothers me, I might post. Or not.

Third, I post elsewhere. I have my work blog and my picture blog so my Mom in Illinois can see lots of pictures of the boys, etc. Also I have posting rights at Chequer-Board for when something in Iowa needs wider notice.

Finally, a poster at a favorite infrequently-updated blog puts it well:

Look, it's not that I don't pay attention to the news. But frankly, I can't see any reason why anybody else should care about my opinion on world or national events. Anything I'd be inclined to say I'm sure has already been said, better than I could say it, somewhere else. Adding value, people. I've already got all the captive audience I need here at home, people I can harangue in person, and even tell to go to their room if they disagree with me.

There are a lot of smart bloggers out there. If I have something to get off my chest that is otherwise neglected - say, the stupid Clive traffic-light cameras - I'll say it. Most of the time, though, somebody else has already said it for me.

1 comment:

Brent said...

I visited your picture blog. I had to laugh at the Camp Matigwa post. I've been to that with my boys. Yes, they get very excited! We've pretty much quit scouting as Dad is a lousy camper. The last time we were at Matigwa, we went to supper and they ran out of pizza. No more, even if we were still hungry. My oldest boy and I woke up at 5:30 am STARVING. Though there was still one more day and night left, we loaded up our gear and left. We made it to the Cracker Barrel in Clive and ate like we had never eaten before!! Oh yeah, good times.