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Where are 60% of our bloggers?Posted Sunday, June 5, 2011, at 3:55 PM
This has been tickling me for a while, and I just can not stand staying quiet anymore.
I see the opportunity to blog on the T-G as a privilege and as a result I have an obligation to WRITE SOMETHING.
It does not have to apply to everyone and usually doesn't. It does not have to be entertaining or historically significant, or at least I hope not.
People often do not respond, which may or may not be a reflection on the topic. And at one time I was concerned that no one was reading it, but I continually run into strangers who know me as that guy who rights on the T-G blog, or know me but can't place why. (my mug shot accompanies every blog)
I had one person want to know why I write about such non-important subjects (no, my wife does not comment on my ramblings) and others who say they love my gardening notes or eBay observations.
Occasionally I write on a controversial subject (maybe this one will be) but I like to keep things civil, so I do not get into heated dissertations that call people names. Maybe that is boring to some, maybe not.
I make observations about strange things, like a smoker at yesterday's auction who is standing on the outside edge of the crowd to be polite, but does not realize they are standing right next to an industrial fan blowing air into the building. Hello!
Now I may fall quiet for a week or two. Life has a way of diverting one's attention, but we have bloggers on here who have not written for months, many months! Come on folks!
If it is not your interest anymore, give it up so others might have a chance. Understandably the T-G did not want hundreds of bloggers on here, but I am sure they wanted active ones. If YOU are interested, why not call the T-G and let them know?
What about fishing, music, art, crafts, motor car racing, spelunking, hiking? Surely there is another person out there who might like to write about their gardens, canning, homesteading, bird watching, parenting, couponing, bike riding, walking, knitting, YOU NAME IT.
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Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter and live on a farm outside of Bell Buckle. They previously owned two coffee/ice cream shops, currently operate an internet sales company and teach classes, but his primary job involves the paper industry worldwide. Hobbies and interests lie in gardening, photography, recorded music and of course, their pets.
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