Wednesday, June 16, 2010

My Purpose In Blogging

I think that I need to point out some things that actually should be obvious. One, the purpose of this blog is primarily to impart neighborhood news and also editorializing. This is where some get stuck, thinking that I use poor journalistic standards. When and if you desire to read my blog, and I point out that it is optional, you need to know first, that it is called Bayviews, not Athols or any other surrounding community's.

That doesn't mean that I don't write about those areas, it just isn't my main focus. As far as grandstanding, that is a pretty subjective term and can mean many different things to many different people. I posted the previous anonymous from an Athol resident just to show you some of what I put up with. Folks you can disagree with me all you want as long as you don't make it a personal attack. In other words, don't attack the messenger, but opine about the content of the message. For some reason some of those that are on the other side of an issue from me seem to first want to throw in a snide remark or a put down. (Note: None of those people seem to want me to know who they are.)

From this point onward, no snarky retorts will be published. Debate is fine but I want to know who you are and so do many other readers. It is quite easy to disagree without being disagreeable. Try it sometime. Please remember that anyone can start a blog it isn't hard at all. Start your own if you want to be a flamethrower. Your thoughts aren't welcome here. Those of you that just can't stand me or my thoughts can just stay away.


Anonymous said...

Hey Herb, I like your blog, thanks for listening to me!


Anonymous said...

Your blog, your rules.
I have no problem with that.