I posted this on Memorial Day on Facebook (back before I had a blog and still had an active Facebook account). It was probably the my favorite post on that platform, and so on this Memorial Day, I added it here as a constant reminder of a generation who didn’t stick their heads in the sand and fought against evil and oppression, no matter the location; no matter the cost.
I often wonder why we don’t take lies seriously anymore. Back in the age of the Vikings, the worst insult you could inflict on a Norseman was to call him an Oath-breaker. While killing and pillaging were accepted parts of the Norse way of life, breaking a sworn promise was universally despised. [Read more…] about When Did It Become OK to Lie?
I was reading a blog post the other day, and it impressed me how the blogger was able to put her innermost thoughts and feelings out for people to see. It conveyed an honesty and transparency which are always missing from my posts. Why is that? Why do I struggle with expressing myself in my writing? Isn’t that what writing is all about?
I’m a successful business owner and entrepreneur. For the last decade, I have been a CEO, boot-strapping a professional services company into a multi-million dollar enterprise. I don’t write these details to boast in any way; a lot of my success is pure luck. No, I just want to let people know I’m a business professional who takes his position seriously. So it may come as a surprise for some that for the last 35 years, I’ve also been a secret tabletop role-playing gamer.
I was reading the other day about a blogger excited about getting a certain number of followers. Another blogger worried how a change to her site layout was affecting her page views. I’m wondering to myself if my mindset for this blogging experiment is wrong because I could care less about my number of followers or what my page views are. Should I?
Don’t get me wrong; I have no problem with bloggers being concerned about followers or page views. Those are essential benchmarks to ensure they are fulfilling the needs of their readers.
I follow a lot of food bloggers, and I’m not sure why.
Don’t get me wrong; I love food; my ample midsection is damning evidence of that fact. But there is no stretch of the definition of a “foodie” that would include me.