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Monday, June 20, 2005

Is This Blog Mine or Yours?

I ran across someone's blog where she declared she had decided to remove some postings all together because she felt the conversation wasn't going where she wanted it to go.

I have always perceived blogging as being a more objective mental sport. The blogger posts her thoughts, and the readers are welcome to contribute and start a dialogue. As long as it's not profane, all contributions are welcome (or at least tolerated). Otherwise, we'd just keep diaries in the solititude of our homes, right? And that is how I will continue to blog.

How do you perceived blogging should be? And how could mine improve?

21 comments:

back-to-basics said...

I like your blogs AS IS. You have serious subjects and then you throw in som Cat Poop. Great combination if you ask me.

Tabasamu said...

It's MY blog, girl. Now, start posting some recipes. Just kidding! ;-)

I agree with what you're saying. To take away a post that people have taken the time to contribute to is discouraging, if nothing else.

I don't contribute much, because I'm usually running here and there with very little time to sit a spell. But when I do, it's because it's so important to me that *I* want to be HEARD.

So keep it up! Don't get discouraged, either. Summertime has come and you won't always get much feedback.

United We Lay said...

You know my policy. Open door unless you're a jerk.

Saur♥Kraut said...

;o) Yeah, you and I are basically on the same page, Polanco.

Saur♥Kraut said...

And thanks, TC and Michelle, for your feedback!

BarbaraFromCalifornia said...

I am the poster, and here is the conversation:

What I said was that the blog topic was become very personal for me, and it was somthing that I had not thought out completely, so I deleted it until I had more time to reflect. I also stated that since the blog allows us the choice, since it belongs to us, we have the freedom to do this. Please see for yourself, and click on my blog. Having my words mis-represented is not appropriate nor respectful.

As for Mr. Saurkraut, you posted a few times under the topic, veil of the internet. Two posts were subsequently deleted by you. I know, as I get all posts via email. Do you now wish to have them reposted by chance?

Saur♥Kraut said...

Barbara,

I was respecting your privacy and not pointing fingers, because I was not making it a personal situation. I'm actually kind of shocked that you are taking offense at this.

As I posted in your other blog, where you asked me the same question:

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Barbara,

Yes, but they contained personal information. When I realized that mistake, I felt that contributing something that could give a hacker (or a stalker) something that could endanger myself or my family. As you know! I'm surprised you asked.

But, posting dangerous personal information is vastly different than posting dissenting ideas, don't you think?

Saur♥Kraut said...

P.S. I should add, I'm not a 'Mr.' but a 'Ms. And I now realize that you are saying that you weren't removing it due to dissenting opinions, but for other reasons.

But that doesn't change what I'm asking here.

As I said in your blog, you are misunderstanding my intentions. This is not a personal attack on you, by any means.

Tabasamu said...

Saur, looks like you've ruffled some feathers without intending to. I posted in Barbara's blog too, to let her know you're OK by me. I think she just misunderstood what you were saying. But...I agree that it doesn't change the question any. If it's posted, is it OK to remove it later?... I dont' know, but if I had to choose, I'd keep it up unless it revealed something too personal or something that could get you into trouble. You know?

-TC

Saur♥Kraut said...

Yup, I'm with you, TC. Thanks for the contributions! And thanks to Barbara and Polanco too, of course.

Ajay Shroff said...

Your blog is pretty interesting. I don't think you should change anything but then again, i am new to your blog. Give me some time and you will get some honest feedback:)
Ajay
ajayshroff.blogspot.com

steve said...

POst em.. unless they are rude and uncalled for OR they are just "pimping" their website...

Anonymous said...

Too many unrequired bold tags.

Saur♥Kraut said...

Ajay and Steve,

Welcome, and thanks!

Anonymous

I do bold and italic to either make something stand out (studies show that it makes it much easier to read something this way and I try to make it reader-friendly), or to address someone so that they can pick their portion out if they don't want to read through an entire response.
;o)

Saur♥Kraut said...

Steve,

P.S. Good pimping of your website. I love it! And The Princess Bride is my fave too!!! Ya got good taste, if I may say so myself.

Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

I've stumbled upon a few right wing blogs were they keep deleting my none profane comments which disagree with their views.

A bit like Bush I suppose...

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Saur♥Kraut said...

Daniel,

In that case, I would think that it would make the blog more propaganda than what I consider it to be - a forum. Wouldn't you agree?

Michelle,

My favorite actor of all time is Mandy Patinkin. Talk about a true character actor!

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Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

agree saur.

no dialogue, just sycophancy.

Saur♥Kraut said...

Michelle,

Although I try not to drool over movie stars, I am wildly attracted to men with minds and a sharp sense of humor. So Jeff Goldblum and Allen Rickman make me melt. My girlfriends all consider me slightly perverse.

Daniel,

We agree!