UFO Conjecture(s)

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Blogs: UFO and Otherwise

Blogs were created as purveyers of personal views and/or opinion.

This blog was established with that premise in mind.

It is an obtuse iteration of the views held by me.

But I keep getting suggestions from others on how to run this blog.

What, I ask, is their motivation for trying to get me to create a blog that reflects their views rather than my own?

Is it because no one visits their blog venues and they wish to pirate some of my visitors ro ramp up their beleaguered enterprises?

After all I do get a nice raft of daily visitors here, even if many do not leave comments:

And there is a core clientele I respect and honor by inputting their observations even when they differ with mine.

But still I get these offers to alter my views, to state things in a way that isn't mine.

I am subservient to the purpose of blogging and blogs, as they were intended: views of a personal nature, a kind of diary of daily thought, innocuous, even stupid thought, but one's own.

So, you quidnuncs who keep badgering me to write as you might or to add your goofy ideas here, stop.

You will not be offered the opportunity to infuse this blog with views that are yours rather than mine.

One person wrote at another blog -- one of those by a regular here -- that I am a bully. Because I insist on having my blog be mine? Or because I edit it like the publisher of a magazine who keeps his or her media vehicle in line with their views and slant on life?

I just needed to vent....some of you will forgive me. Others will say I am whining.

But that is the nature of a blog, is it not?



  • Yes it is a blog. (Who invented that dotty word?). Weblog? Diary? It is hardly a diary.

    I do offer one piece of sincere advice. In my view you change the topic too often. Maybe twice a week is often enough, maybe once a week. Yes I know there is always the temptation to bring up something new, but as you can see some topics get 50 comments while some get none at all.

    Best of luck anyway!

    By Blogger cda, at Friday, September 13, 2013  

  • Blogs, CDA, were meant to be daily things.

    While I often miss that regimen, I do try to be regularly innovative.


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Friday, September 13, 2013  

  • Rich!

    It's a great site and it's all yours, your very knowledgeable doing, so don't change a thing. Hardly a bully, you're actually quite friendly and generous. A tolerant, broad-minded, almost democratic host; the conversational tone and dynamic style make this the go-to space for all things ufoish. Iconoclast(s) is the 21st-century Saucer Smear!

    Thanks for all your kind and mostly accurate observations. Please think of the Null and Psychosocial hypotheses of "UFO" reports as being synonymous with this Scientific realist and practical skeptic of extraordinary claims.

    Keep up the good work! I'm always reading even if not posting.

    Your Iconoclastic Friend,
    ZO, the Teflon Skeptic

    By Blogger zoamchomsky, at Friday, September 13, 2013  

  • Thanks, Zoam..

    You have no idea how much your comment(s) mean to me.


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Friday, September 13, 2013  

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