We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
A good, hard-working blogger throws in the towel. Blogging is a bitch. Quoted from the fine, but recently- defunct Conservative Friends. Sad:
What I'm really here to say is this: I'm done. No one reads this site. No one visits here. I've done everything I know for a year and a half to promote this site and traffic has actually gone DOWN. I'm tired and instead of being fun, it's become a pain in the ass. I dread every day trying to come up with enough content to keep a tiny handful of people from leaving along with everyone else. I can't do it anymore.
I'm new to this computer thing; newer still to seeking out good Conservative blogs. I'm sorry I missed Conservative Friends.
Some advice from an old man: you had something to say, and you thought it was important enough to make the effort to tell the world. Back up and re-group, but don't give up. Take some time to clear your head. Go out for a good meal and have a couple drinks of your favorite adult beverage. Gather some friends for a few good laughs. Jump back in when you're ready.
At least you have a blog. I just snif around this one, rolling in the occasional smelly fish, finding the occasional bird, wanting a good dog for a comment or two, looking for adventure. But it's really just a message in a bottle and unreliable as a source of validation or long-term camaraderie. The intellectual equivalent of one night stands. Anonymity gives the temporary illusion of freedom. But it's worth it if you find one person you have fun sparring with. Intelligence is rare and sexy. Much more fun to debate theology and medical ethics online than sleaze around in a bar.
It's nerds, handsome! Call me anything but call me, is that it? Y'all are braver than I am--what if I had a blog and nobody read it? I don't have bird dog's broad acquaintance
But even so I admire anyone who writes a book or blogs. All I was ever good at was preaching-- and the more sceptical a chuchfull of lukewarm Episcopalians,the better. Always loved a mission impossible. The church is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable so that both draw closer to God. But I love Maggie,s Farm. One blog is enough for me.sleep deprived from death of one relative and waiting on another. .