New Loveblender is Here!
Re: FB. People feel differently about privacy, but to me, being put in some giant pot of other 40-something, middleclass white, male nerds who lean politically left and like Star Wars (or however they've targeted me) is really and truly not like being slaughtered for meat, or whatever's gonna happen to the pigs in that cartoon.
FB is a fantastic service, I think. Now, I've been orchestrating a blog for a long time, so keeping a long running archive of photos is no big trick, but if I didn't, FB's doing that for me would be a wonder (in fact when I misplaced some travel photos from Alaska, in 2013 FB was doing a MUCH better job than my blog at preserving the fullsize images and so I was able to get back what I thought I lost) Between that, having an audience for my thoughts and photos, and staying in touch with people - not the people I care most about, who I'd still use email or texts or phone calls, but the second and third tier of friends whom I enjoy hearing about in small doses-- there is nothing like it.
I resent FB sometimes - I think its immense popularity really sucked the air out of the room for the independent "blogosphere" such as it was - but "they have to fund stuff via ads (because NO ONE wants to pay for ANYTHING on the web" isn't one of those reasons.
New Blender is well done as usual Kirk. Thanks so much for all you do.
Date: 10 September 2016
I understand what you are saying about sucking the air out of the independent blogosphere..Amen to that. But we persevere and I keep looking for quotes and the muse to write some poems..ha I hope everyone else will do the same.
It has been an awful Summer here, far too many days well over 90 degree. Looking for Fall to arrive and give us some relief.
Congratulations to all the front pagers. Keep up the good work.
Thanks for this month's pick.
I'm in agreement on FB. But more in agreement with staying in touch with those close to us. The inspiration we get from those we love and share our innermost feelings with one on one are the ones that provide the greatest benefit in life.
Your site allows us to share some
Oops. To finish the thought.
Your site allows us to let others know we have deep feelings that others may be experiencing, and that together we use poetry as an expression of love that we feel for them too.
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Date: 20 September 2016
Love this one. So true!