If You Can't Stand the Heat...
After a long hiatus from my blogspot blog, it looks like I'm back.
I'm back because there were some terms with my other blog that I found acceptable. Please note: I find it completely and perfectly acceptable for the administrators of any website to dictate the terms of their website. I fully support and endorse their decision. But as a writer I also find it acceptable for me to decide whether or not I choose to accept those terms.
I do not choose to accept them as presented. I will say no more about it because I owe much to that site. They gave me much as a writer and a person and it was not an easy decision to step away. But, things being what they are, I must make decisions for myself.
For you see, I will always consider politics a passion of mine. And part of politics is a lot of give and take, some of it less than pleasant. It is in so many ways a volatile field, and we must accept that as part of its nature. People have conflicting views and will often defend them vigorously.
If you take that away, true debate seldom happens. Granted, name calling and ad hominem attacks should be kept to a minimum, but even where those are concerned, caution must be exercised. If you cast out those users too liberally, the rest will pussyfoot around, afraid to hit on the real issues out of fear of being banned.
I'm going to have a little bit of a time with this transition, but ultimately, it's kind of freeing to know that I have greater editorial control. Over the coming weeks, I will continue to bring over archives from my older blog site to this one to build up its content. And, as time goes by, hopefully I'll see the exposure from this site that I did from the other.