Wednesday, May 21, 2008

I was talking about you, not to you.

People are odd creatures. It never fails to amaze me what will get a rise out of people who read this blog. I'm not talking about regular readers, but the anonymous random doofus who happens to stumble in here because of a search word, or a link from another blog. Sensibilities get offended over the most trivial things, while remaining mute on issues of substance.

So hopefully this post will clear the air on a few topics that seem to have folks panties in a wad.
Threats to stop reading me, and to remove me from your blog roll have no effect on me or what I write. I get paid the same whether I sugar coat shit, or tell it like I see it. Zero, nada, zip and zilch, I get paid nothin. I blog because I enjoy writing, and an average of 150 to 200 people a day seem to enjoy reading it. That isn't very many readers in the grand scheme of things, but it's enough to compel me to keep doing it.

I don't write anything with the express intent to offend or piss people off, if I do piss someone off or offend someone, bonus for me , you are probably the type of person I would offend in the real world anyway. I tend to focus on crime , perhaps more than I should. Maybe I am drawn to this subject because of my past, or maybe I just think it is a topic that doesn't get the attention it merits. Either way, it is a topic often addressed on this blog and my opinions are based on experience and a genuine concern for the people who have to live in the more crime ridden areas of this city. That doesn't make me gallant, noble or a humanitarian, but it hopefully offers an opinion that will give someone pause to consider something other than Leawood coyotes or Blue Springs bartenders turned singer.

People blog for a variety of reasons, one of which is an unrealistic dream of becoming a paid writer. Sadly, that is why I do it, and I know as sure as I am sitting here that nobody in their right mind is going to pay a middle aged ex convict to write for them. So I do it for the pleasure of it. How well or how poorly I do it, is open to debate. All I can say with absolute certainty is that I believe everything I write, I don't hedge and I don't hold back. It appears on this screen unedited and unaltered just as it comes out of my mouth in the real world. Love me , hate me, or ignore me, but you cant accuse me of being anything less than direct and honest. So in closing, if I have offended anyone, it wasn't my intention to, and I could really not care less. There are millions of hacks writing blogs at any given moment, I am just one of them, if this one doesn't suit you, or the content offends you, then as the saying goes, "Get on , like you were shit on" And to those of you who do read and seem to find some substance or amusement from my ramblings, thanks and keep coming back.


  1. A-freaking-men.

  2. No offense taken... I was just trying to inject my opinion into the discussion.

    It's your blog... your pedestal. That's what makes blogging great.

  3. Can't get that Leslie Gore song out of my head, "It's my party and I'll cry if I want to..." Cept change the words, "It's my blog and I'll write what I want to..."

    God, I'm embarrassing myself today.

    Have a good one !

  4. I locked you into my favorites the first blog I read just so I wouldn't miss any. Keep'em commin!