This blog is not for the light-hearted or easily offended. If either one of those descriptions applies to you, i would suggest you start drinking before you read this blog. A sense of humor is suggested. If you don't have one that sucks for you … find one and get a life!
Believe it or not, I don’t usually try to put my opinions out there on “hot-button” topics. It’s not because I don’t have them, of course I do. It’s because I’m just not really looking for the drama. People don’t think that’s the case because when I do give my opinion, it’s usually pretty honest and therefore it can create a sort of shitstorm.
However, I’m not trying to increase my blog traffic by a shit storm. In my opinion, that doesn’t do anything for me. Take that stupid Ronnie Dunn fiasco, see here. Yeah, it definitely sent me a ton of readers on THAT DAY. Almost all of them hated me and made no bones about telling me that I sucked, was stupid and mean, and that I should have been happy eating in the same restaurant with their sainted little singer.
Out of the 2000 some odd hits that day, I bet I got maybe 2 or 3 new readers out of that. On a mathematical scale, that’s awful so it was definitely not worth it. What was worth it was seeing how ridiculous and out of hand his followers got over something that was a joke. My favorite comment of the bunch was the person telling me that I was stupid and shouldn’t breed. REALLY? I have a kid graduating cum laude from Duke and I SHOULDN’T BREED??????
Same thing with my circumcision post. I wrote what was in my mind a “funny story” but it turned out that cutting off foreskin is NO LAUGHING MATTER. That all happened right when I started blogging and I have since learned that there are all sorts of “taboo” topics that seem to take on a life of their own.
These topics include breast-feeding, circumcision, attachment parenting, homeschooling and probably porn and gun control. One topic that I want to write on is teen drinking but honestly, I just don’t know if I want to deal with all the MADD fanatics out there.
It’s not that I’m scared of them but I have noticed that some people put out provocative posts just to get the exposure. I don’t care about that crap. Of course I’d like my blog to grow but I’d like it to grow because people enjoy reading it, not because I write about stuff that sets people off.
Now, I’ve been involved in more than my fair share of clusterfucks in my time because I have a big mouth and always say what I think, no matter how unpopular the opinion is, but I don’t usually go looking for trouble.
I’m writing this because of course, the TIME magazine spread on attachment parenting has provoked a lot of discussion. I saw it and I was like “yuck” with the picture mostly cuz the kid looks like he’s about 6 years old. I think attachment parenting is dumb but like everything else, I’m a live and let live person. I mean, I also don’t like lots of piercing and tattoos and have forbidden them on my kids as long as I have anything to do with their money flow.
However, if you want tattoos I don’t give a shit and I’m constantly amazed how many people do. Can you imagine how much less drama there would be if people simply minded their own god damn business?
So, this post really doesn’t have a point but really, neither does this blog. For me, this entire journey is a fun trip and I have no clue where I’ll end up. I don’t know if this is a good blog or a bad blog or a big blog or a little blog; I just know that it’s my blog.
If you’d like me to address more serious concerns, I actually enjoy the posts. I just don’t know if my readers just really like the humor or the serious stuff or a mixture of both. I mostly will keep doing what I feel like but I must admit that some of my best posts have come from serious questions and issues.
So, what cha think? Let me know.