Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Blognaugural

I'm going to do my best not to make this a blog about blogs. I think by now we are all well aware of the wonder that is wed logging and throwing yet one more voice into that noisy high school cafeteria that is the Internet only to reiterate that which has been said I know not how oft seems a bit silly.

That said, this particular blog is about blogging.

More to the point, it is about this particular blog, my blog, A Fool and his Words. The title came to me when I was commenting on the responses to, you guessed it, a blog. (I don't want to get into the pretzel-like logic that had me commenting on another person's blogs comments, if you've ever been on the Internet, I'm sure you understand perfectly.)

Many of the responses seem to be righteous indignation shot from the hip without a moments consideration, a regurgitation of things heard and read by people who believe fully the things they hear and read so long as it in no way disrupts their basic outlook on life. My comment about these people was that "A fool and his words are soon parted." Eh, sound familiar? Clever twisting of an old cliche' perhaps?

At the time I meant it to be pejorative, of course. I was reading the responses of people who did not share my basic outlook on life and therefore assumed them to be foolish reactionaries. I, of course, would never fly to MY keyboard after reading opinions which differed from my own and slander the author of those opinions. I would never read a fully thought out, well presented argument and respond with a simple invective simply because I did not agree with the person making the point. I would never sum up the ideas of a group of people with a cleverly turned yet ultimately hollow phrase such as, "A fool and his words are soon parted."

Uh oh.

Okay, I'm as bad as everyone else. But I'm trying, I'm trying to take life a step at a time and see things less as black and white. My goal for this blog is primarily to entertain. I hope that I can bring a little pleasure into the life of anyone who might stumble across the pages and tarry a while over my words. But I also want to always remember that, ultimately, I am only a fool and these are only my words.


4 comments:

  1. Okay, the blognaugural is up and rolling. Brill, as always. Now, Meester Hunter, share thoughts not related to the cafeteria and reactionary nutjobs, k?

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  2. Welcome to the wide world of spor-- er, BLOGGING, Ryan. I await developments (or, rather, entries) with 'bated breath.

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  3. I used to have knee-jerk reactions to some political blogs written by slimball idiots with small pointy heads, but I finally left the world of political blogs and their half-baked bait. So now I am not as much of a reactionary nutjob.

    And I am a much happier person...I think there is a connection.

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