Must say I did a double-take when I read yesterday’s WordPress Daily Prompt: “Who is the one person you hope isn’t reading your blog. Why?” Have to admit, the notion of not wanting someone to see your blog is a bit odd to me.
I mean, wouldn’t the Internet be the LAST place you’d put something you didn’t want everyone to read? Same with your other social media. How much more public can it get?
So tell me. Am I missing something? Is it one of those trick questions?
Well, each to his (her) own. Maybe there are bloggers hoping certain individuals don’t find their blogs. Perhaps they should consider blogging anonymously. You can do that. Or you can come up with a ‘nom de plume’, a pen name, a pseudonym, in other words.
That might be kinda fun.
Or maybe they should consider a more private creative outlet.
Not my business. Back to me. I guess you’ve already figured out I don’t fall into that particular camp. I’m here for anyone and everyone to see. The more the merrier.
Yes, I’ve shared my opinions about quite a few well-known political figures here, on WordPress. Our infamous mayor, Rob Ford. Canada’s Prime Minister, Stephen Harper. Several senators who have taken liberties with their expenses. Mike Duffy and Pamela Wallin to name two of the more high-profile ones.
It would be my greatest pleasure if they read my blog. I’d love nothing more than for them to know what I think of them and their shenanigans. I’d love nothing more than for them to know I think they’re a disgrace.
There are some American politicians who haven’t escaped my wrath or disdain, either. I feel exactly the same way about them.
As for all the friends and family (here and departed) and colleagues and associates and acquaintances and neighbours and fellow bloggers I’ve shared stories about, I also hope you’ve seen and read them. I want you to know how much you mean to me. How much you inspire me. And amuse me. And comfort me. And help me.
For all my mentors and teachers and bosses, who spent so much time encouraging me and helping me learn and perfect my craft, I hope you all find my blog. And I also hope when you read it, you pat yourselves on the back and say, “You know, I did a pretty good job. She’s turned out to be a decent writer.”
Too bad my cats can’t read. I think they’d really enjoy my stories about them. Then again, I swear they can speak and understand English. So maybe they are following my blog.
And what about all those who have not yet visited me here at Three Hundred Sixty-Five? Where the hell are you? What are you waiting for? I can’t wait to meet you! Hurry up!