While blogsurfing, I came across this post by illimitable voices. In the post he compared the blog of today to past day pampleteers such as Thomas Payne. "They stand in the forefront of our age as the wellspring of marketplace of free ideas. If our words fall upon the deaf ears of elected officials, we blog. If the NY Times is biased and refuses to listen to our concerns, we blog. If The Courier is biased and refuses to listen to our concerns, we blog. And the power of the blog is that it lives and breaths outside the natural realms of censorship that press down upon or liberties that we believe we are born with.
If we are lucky, the blogosphere will beget the freedoms that future generation will embrace as their own. Perhaps the pillars of future are being built one thread at a time?"
Those are very lofty words and even loftier goals. I once was young and idealistic so I sympathize with his words but I am also older now and more cynical. I felt that I had to comment on his post and not be just a lurker. If only to offer encouragement to this young writer. " That is a very idealistic approach to the blogosphere. I feel that it is mostly for sharing recipes, porn, and bullshit. But occasionally one finds the odd enlightening post, although I can guarantee that it will not be found on my blog. Keep hoping."
The next day he commented on my hate mail post that although I thought that his post was idealistic that blugstuff was the exact form of expression that he had been talking about and then encouraged me to keep posting. I responded that I thought that he was giving me far too much credit. I only am here to add a certain homespun twisted humor to this small corner of the blogosphere. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail miserably but I try to inject a part of myself in all that I write.
Each blog on my blogroll and each blog that I comment to has something in common. For one reason or another whether it be wit, wisdom, compassion, humor, or sincerity, they have interested me, made me laugh, or touched me. That is truly as good as it gets.
Okay, that's enough bullshit and ass kissing for today. It would surprise me greatly if anyone has made it this far down on the post. Maybe it will give the haters some good fodder for some great hate mail. But I just want to thank all those who have stopped by whether they let me know or not. And I thank illimitable visions for giving an old cynic hope.
I can guarantee that the next post will have absolutely no socially redeeming qualities. Which is just the way I like it.