This is a blog for "people". You're not defined by your latest & greatest. You are you and that's great enough.
By: ricderr , 2:14 PM GMT on January 24, 2008
OK friends gather around we've got some talking to do. I've received a rash of letters lately asking who our new friends are. Don't worry; I'm not upset about it. Heck, I've wondered the same thing in fact, I've written the names/people in question and asked them were they someone else before this "new persona". I even think its fun to try to figure out who some of these people are because I'm no different than anyone else, I'm naturally suspicious but when it all boils down I really don't care. None of these "new" people have been rude to me, have troubled me and they've even added to the discussion so let me explain.
First, do you think everyone on here is actually who they appear to be? Is everything they claim truthful or let's be politically correct and say have they allowed things that aren't truthful about them be portrayed as fact? To hell with pc, there's people on here that lie, have lied and still lie. Nope, I'm not going to name names, we all know of many of them. I will though say Navy Captain anyone? Damn I crack myself up sometimes. The difference is, some finally come clean, some may never and some may defend their fantasies in the face of facts and it's up to each individual to decide do they value that person or not in spite of it.
Second, what is the reason for the new names? Did they feel threatened but still enjoy the company of many that are here? Were they an ass but really want to partake in this internet society created and want a second chance? Did they get tired of persona number one and now they want number two? There's good reasons and there’s bad reasons, but if you want proof positive truth you're either going to have to take the time to get to know them (772.807.0092 yep, you want to know me, call, I've broken yet another cell so leave a message and I'll call you back.) and even then you still might not "know" them, or you're going to have to accept that you'll never know.
Also, many come here for a since of community. Ok, for those that would rather call it gangs or cliques have at it. Now not all come for that same reason, even those people that interact in a crazed QOD blog. No one should be harshly judged for the amount of involvement or participation they wish to indulge in. As an example, I'll harass Bob now and then about his blog, but I don't think any differently about him because he's decided to close it.
Lastly, how many times has someone that is genuinely new here, been thought of as a troll. Should the onus of proving themselves that they are "someone" be theirs or should they be welcomed as fellow bloggers? That's a good question and I'm not sure I have the answer. We would all like to look good and say, "harrumph, why I always welcome truly new people and I'm so good I always know a phony when I see one" as our nose flies in the sky. Truth be told, new folks, some of you we're going to accept straight out and others we're going to question and in both cases we'll probably bat around 50/50 so new people, forgive us, we're just like you, not perfect.
So to wrap it up, new people, you're welcome here. I might or might not think you're someone else. I might spend time speculating who you might be and I might not. I might ban you if I think you're an ass, but it's my blog. I get to keep the peace or allow the riot as long as I contain it under Admins standards; such is the way of blog life. Everyone else, feel free to comment, feel free to give it a pass, but it does lead to a QOD:
Do you have something in your past, present or future that no matter what you wouldn't share it on a blog and would you do anything, even lie cheat or fly to keep it from being known?
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