March 12, 2010 8 Comments
KC and I were just talking, and after reading Andy’s and Alison’s blogs today about two different facets of the same issue, we have come to a conclusion as to the true definition of this quaint little experiment that we are partaking in.
Yep, we think it is time for us to truly label this thing for what it is. Not the actual “compare / contrast” identification that we initially placed on this effort; our minute (but not INSIGNIFICANT) group of readers have pointed out in our comments quite literally that this painted on identification is inaccurate. Why, you ask?
-Unlike other contrasting points of view that are introduced into an environment such as this… WE ACTUALLY HAVE INTELLIGENT, RATIONAL, AND EMOTIONLESS DEBATES OVER SAID ISSUES AT THE TABLE. Yeah, there might be the occasional tussle, but at the end of the day we, based off of just literally raw interaction, have a humane and well-meaning interchange of ideas between two minds that are just a couple of degrees on the compass off from the same point that leads up home.
Different ideas, same goal.
Thus the need to change the overall name of this slow motion train wreck. We are literally not a compare and contrast thing at our core; much more so we are a couple of friends that have different viewpoint within established boundaries. No need to wound with an idea that can be debated through rational discourse; no need to attack when discussion can solve.
So when Old Iron broached the subject a while ago: why don’t we co-host a blog? with great hesitation, I cautiously agreed, but about what? I mean had you known us in our previous blog-lives, it truly would have been a ‘beauty & the beast’ collage of thoughts and ideologies… and yet, it clearly works. Our current format is unique, as is our friendship and our ever growing views on humanity. Strange, but whodda thunk??LOL…
I’ve been blogging for … gawd, I don’t even know how long anymore. It’s been YEARS, maybe going on 8-9 yrs now. Blogging has been cathartic for me… Allowed me to take a checkered and troubled past and articulate emotion and thought in a fashion that allowed for growth and acceptance. It just so happened to be in public. But really, what better way to do it and do it honestly, than to do pure and soulful naked writing?
Far less hesitant and cautious, I am thoroughly enjoying this evolutionary process of co-hosting a blog with a friend who, is fundamentally and inherently different than I, but the established boundaries means that instead of it being heated, ugly and one-minded – we have a well rounded, robust blog that – simply put: WORKS.
And … while our readership might be small, it is a strong one that brings intelligent and differing thought to the table – far better than mindless commentators. Quality over quantity – much better in my books. And with that, I will conclude by saying: y’all welcome to sit at our table anytime. I’m not a too bad of a chef… just ask Old Iron. ;0)