Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Bait and Switch

I'm afraid of Americans, I'm afraid of the words, I'm afraid I can't help it, I'm afraid I can't... I'm afraid of Americans." -- David Bowie

So here I am, another blog move in less than six months.  I had noticed that since Christmas, I had been receiving blog notifications from only ONE person, whom I had befriended on Blogster and who turned out to be rather prolific in posting run-of-the-mill nothing.  Then I did some checking and discovered that the majority of my contacts had either followed Chovhani over here or relocated their blogs elsewhere.  I don't blame them.

Many, too many people over there have been ranting about politics, guns, and other socially charged issues without taking other peoples' opinions into consideration.  I found myself backing out of many conversations with certain bloggers because I realized that they would never accept my moderate viewpoint.  And then there were the angst-ridden young people complaining about their latest breakup or how bad their lives were.  I tried to reach them by commenting on some of their blogs, to give the perspective from someone who had been through it, but I don't know if they really heard me.

This isn't to say that there are no decent folks left over on Blogster, just they seem to be few and far between.

I'm looking forward to reconnecting with my former Multiply contacts who have moved here.  It's good to be able to keep a circle of friends, even online.  And maybe my writing will get a bit more exposure.


  1. Glad to see you here! I just added you to my blog list. I just don't get around to visiting blogster.

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