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.