Monday, December 08, 2008

I want to rant awhile

As most who stop here know, I write a poetry blog, called Whattville is on the Other Side of the Tracks, I started writing this when I realized that I had a talent to rhyme words. To my surprise, the blog has been well received and as a result I have gained a few more blogging friends, thanks in a big way to Jessica.

My aim for this blog is to be light hearted in my poetry and I had promised not to be dark in my posts there. So far I have succeeded and I enjoy writing it. All the comments for the poems on my three blogs have been positive. I appreciate that as well as all the support you all give me writing about my blogs on your blogs.

My rant starts here. I got an email from Michelle, of Crows Feet fame. Michelle and I exchange emails quite frequently. Before I started blogging I never dreamed of being able to communicate with someone who lives in Europe much less becoming friends with several people overseas. Anyway Michelle had told me of a poetry blog written by a gentleman named James. The blog is called A Life of Rhyme. It contains James' insights, a look into his being and family. He gives his views on issues, such as global warming.

Michelle told me that the unfortunate circumstance in which she discovered this blog. Another blogger happened to be ridiculing James' poems and laughing at him. I don't think that's cool.

Part of my unwritten mission statement as a blogger is to support other bloggers and to overlook any writing styles different from my own. Most of my poems will not be in a serious vein, but I won't knock others whose poems are. Michelle told me that James will not be Shakespeare and I told her that Shakespeare will not be James. Cliff Note: High school English Lit students would probably rather read James than Shakespeare.

In my opinion, this unnamed blogger more than likely got his jollys off, but probably impressed very few readers. I know I don't have any desire to go to this blog. But I did go to James blog and liked what I read.


Tri-State Media Watch said...

I hear ya on that rant, Cliff.

FYI to any who read here and my two blogs: I will be on hiatus from the blogosphere tomorrow and Wednesday, due to the issue spoken about in my most recent blog. Yes, Doris and I broke up this weekend. No, I'm still not completely okay. I won't be for a few days. That's why the need to take time away from blogging, and from computers in general. If you send emails, I will get them, but won't be on for any real length of is that address.


Busy Bee Suz said...

It is so not cool to be mean. Mean people stink. And they should keep their opiniions to themselves.
well, that is my opinion. :)
Keep writing.

HappyWifeHappyLife said...

Mean people suck. (Hey, now THAT's an idea for a bumper sticker!)

Seriously, they really do. And no, I have no desire to analyze their childhood and figure out what made them mean... they need to GROW UP, be ADULTS and quite being mean.

I just don't understand why we (especially we ADULTS) can't "play nice"... I don't get it.


Michelle Dawn said...

Most people just cant help themselves and feel that they need to voice their opinion to others they don't agree with. I personally can't stand mean people and I feel if you can't say anything nice don't say it at all.

Pat Jenkins said...

encouragement is the best medecine!!

Pat Jenkins said...

excuse me "medicine" i meant!! ooops!

Michelle said...

Well said, Cliff.

and thabks for reminding me about your other blogs - I haven't been to them in AGES! I must go take a browse around. :-)

James said...

Hi Cliff, james here from a life of rhyme. I just wanted to say many thanks for your kind words and support and that at least through the other bloggers attempt to ridicule me i have managed to find your blog.

Many Thanks