I have a lot of catching up to do! There have been several moments over the last month where I though to myself, “Self- you need to get back to your blog and start writing again.” Then I promptly ignored myself.
Part of the reason for the extended break was because I saw myself falling into a pattern I didn’t like. I felt like my posts were more complaining than informing because of things happening in my own life. While I don’t mind at all having some of these posts originate from or about myself – that was hardly the intent of this blog. It wasn’t meant to be an online public diary. It was meant to encourage conversation about difficult or controversial subjects, education and learning, and a way to start a community of people dedicated to changing how we interact with the world and those around us.
Now I haven’t been completely ignoring the blog, but I have been trying to focus a bit more on the FB page until FB stopped letting me post my own photos/memes. Whatever… I usually just share things from other pages anyway because I feel there is enough content out there already. No need to have 17 FB pages saying the same exact things with just the page link being different. I figure there is enough out there to discuss without re-creating the wheel. I guess I am just not that into the page stats there – and for some reason the folks who follow the page aren’t too into “Liking and Sharing” stuff and that is the only time it really matters to have “original content.” So I just post things that I find around that is cute, informative, funny, uplifting, or educational.
So anyway – I haven’t been completely ignoring the whole “Tolerant People” idea and I am looking forward to getting back into the swing of things.
I am going to be changing a few things around here. I have decided to start going out and interviewing people about things (whatever subjects come up really) and posting those conversations and viewpoints here. I am not interested in only my opinions, but the opinions of those who disagree with me and can teach me or enlighten me to the “other side of the story” so look for some more balanced opinions in the future. I was thinking I would do an interview type post once a week or so.
I also would really like for some of you to express what you would like to see on here. Have a subject you want to know more about? Are you writing a book or have your own blog you would like to see featured here? Let me know! I would also like to include at least one guest post a week. If you guys don’t submit something, I’ll go blog surfing and find something to reblog that will hopefully generate some conversation.
The rest of the week will be all me doing what I have been doing. Telling stories, bitching about things, a few rants when the world gets so unreasonable I can’t ignore it any longer… you know the stuff I have been doing.
So the bottom line is that regular posts will resume on Monday September 9th and I look forward to interacting with you all again!!!