So maybe I don't have this blog thing down yet, but here is my point of view:
A blog is an outlet for the author(s) to express their feelings about their life, their ambitions, their woes, their work, their passions. The things that make them think. The things that they want to share with others. Sometimes to express their views, sometimes to share their craft.
But not to have people ridicule them. Or tell them that they should post about something or someone else. Someone who a few of us (you know who you are) got really close to, who really needed the support and pulled out some difficult decisions with dignity because he received such support, had to go private because of people telling him he should quit blogging about his issues and find something else to blog about... Um, it was HIS blog. Go somewhere else and read if you don't like what he writes. But don't ruin it for him, or his friends. Within days of sharing his excitement about reaching 100,000 views (and being a "blog of note") someone ruined it for him. Burst his bubble and took away his security. His life has changed a lot in the past few weeks, and he is amazingly changed. And its great. But the idiots out there who think they have a right to make him change the way he shares his LIFE should be banned from blogging.
Then there are those people who dont do their research and call someone a complete fake. Over and over again. "What th'a?" Before you call someone a fake, maybe read a little more and discover not only passion, and compassion, but creativity, and a talent for making an experienced chef blush!
I have always wondered what makes people think they have the right to treat people this way. To hurt people in ways that make them feel insecure, and make them have to defend their very being. Its disgusting.
And maybe it is proof that while we have the 1st Ammendment, there are some people that shouldn't be allowed that right.
But that is just my opinion!
On another subject.... My husband called me today and asked me to do something for him that I have been waiting 7 years to hear him say he was ready to do (belle, no not that!). I don't want to jinx it, but I am really happy, and I hope it really happens! Pray for strength on his part.