Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

Where are 60% of our bloggers?

Posted Sunday, June 5, 2011, at 3:55 PM
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  • I have to agree Steve. I check it each time I check the headlines and only see 1-2 updates from others occassionally. And I may not comment on all, but I do read them.

    -- Posted by neighborhood mom on Sun, Jun 5, 2011, at 5:18 PM
  • I am concerned that the less it is used, the less our readers will keep checking the page.

    We lost some activity when the T-G asked people to be civil, but I hate to think it is not used because people thrive on that stuff.

    If so, maybe I should call PITA an "egg-sucking dog". She probably would be an egg eating one if we allowed, but...

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sun, Jun 5, 2011, at 5:55 PM
  • Steve even though I do not always respond it does not mean that I am not constantly checking your blog. I am always interested to see what you have to say.

    -- Posted by leeiii on Sun, Jun 5, 2011, at 6:40 PM
  • Thanks leeiii. I hope I don't disappoint you with my pearls of w..... well maybe not wisdom but ramblings.

    My concern lies in the lack of activity from my fellow blog originators. I understand that it is not always easy to write but .....

    Have you noticed that I like to ...... a lot? That is my way of leaving a sentence hanging, but most of you probably know that.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sun, Jun 5, 2011, at 7:41 PM
  • I love to hear about PITA and the others of your menagerie.

    -- Posted by leeiii on Sun, Jun 5, 2011, at 8:03 PM
  • Then I am glad to tell you that PITA and our other outside dogs seem to have survived their brush with rabies.

    Miss PITA is also starting to settle down so the stories may not be as dramatic as before. In fact, last night she watched the kittens play outside without wanting to join in. Well, she may have wanted to but she just sat and watched.

    It probably had nothing to do with me standing behind her saying her name over and over. I am sure she would have been restrained anyway. Right.

    I think Big Boy, the male patriarch of the outside clan actually appreciates the dogs presence. He rubs up against PITA and loves on her, until she starts to lick him. Then he moves away, but consider one of PITA's licks are intimidating to us as well.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sun, Jun 5, 2011, at 8:15 PM
  • WE have seemed to have snagged us a little PITA wannabe, the poor thing thinks shes a rabbit and we are her favorite target. We have had very little luck teaching her not to jump, she gets sit down but kinda like Tigger the Tiger bounces right back to jumping. If anyone out there has some good suggestions of how to teach a puppy not to jump I would love to hear them. We have tried a squirt bottle, and it works some what but the hotter it gets the more I thinks she enjoys it. I hate penning her up but in order to get anything done I have to.

    -- Posted by wonderwhy on Sun, Jun 5, 2011, at 8:49 PM
  • I like your PITA stories. She sounds like Miss Josephine, except that Miss Josephine is more of a couch potato.

    -- Posted by cfrich on Sun, Jun 5, 2011, at 9:22 PM
  • Why isn't someone writing about the beauty of this state. All the "free" things to do as a family? We've seen so many awesome sites in the last 2 years (due to job loss) within an hours drive that we probably not have know about had we had the money to go somewhere like Gatlinburg or Beech Bend, etc. And all it cost us was a cooler of sandwiches and $20 in gas.

    -- Posted by neighborhood mom on Sun, Jun 5, 2011, at 10:18 PM
  • Boy some good back-roads stuff WOULD be good. I was on the Appalachian Trail last week and it was inspiring. You could look either side and see beautiful farms, small hills and small towns.

    Two weeks from now we have RC Moon Pie festival in Bell Buckle, but there are bound to be a lot of little things going on. The T-G has a weekly rundown on some things. What else?

    -- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Jun 6, 2011, at 9:21 AM
  • I'm taking the kids to the splash pad tomorrow (maybe ;) in Smyrna. Free fun in the water. Rutledge falls in Tullahoma is a great place to cool off in the freezing water when it's so hot out. We love hiking Monteagle mountain, when it's cooler, but even when it's warm, there's plenty of plunge pools along some of the paths. Just a few examples of what we've done inexpensivly.

    -- Posted by neighborhood mom on Mon, Jun 6, 2011, at 9:50 AM
  • Freezing water? Aaah. Remind me I said that next January.

    Is there an establish trail for Monteagle? Where does it start and stop?

    -- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Jun 6, 2011, at 4:20 PM
  • There are all kinds of trail on Monteagle mountain. We like Greeter because it's easy and has a nice swimming hole at the bottom. Fiery Gizzard is cool too because there's several plunge pools along the trail. Maps and info can be found here...


    -- Posted by neighborhood mom on Mon, Jun 6, 2011, at 6:02 PM
  • I agree Steve. Unfortunately, I took a break from ALL of my blogging for a while, due to school, life, and swim team. Also, I was just burnt out. I'm back now and hope to update frequently.

    -- Posted by cherylrichardson on Wed, Jun 8, 2011, at 3:48 PM
  • Welcome back. I understand burn-out and as I mentioned, I sometimes back off. Take some time to slow down.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Jun 8, 2011, at 8:50 PM
  • all I ever read about is the city not having enough money. every person starting from the top to the bottom that receives one dime from the city should be published in the paper for their yearly income. then we could all see the corruption.

    then every one in shelbyville should correct this problem what ever it takes to correct it

    then every one should drive around town and look at who is not following codes and publish in the paper the owners name over and over each wk. till all the corruption is cleared then we all would have pride in our city. most every one has lost all hope in out town saying every one does as he wishes and the good old boy system has put this city so far behind our surrounding cities. this is why no one blogs or takes part or have pride when every time they do the good old boys do nothing about any thing because it may step on their boys toes and may even step on their own.

    -- Posted by gary ashley on Thu, Jun 9, 2011, at 11:59 AM
  • I just got tired of reading all the mean-spirited comments so I haven't been reading them anyway.

    -- Posted by Tinaw on Fri, Jun 17, 2011, at 5:48 PM
  • Tinaw, I try to keep things civil, even when I get controversial but as you can see, sometimes we get off topic a little.

    Thanks for checking it out.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Jun 17, 2011, at 10:35 PM
  • Unique LIES where was all your concern and worry when BUSH was in office putting all the pieces together for the demise we are in? He set all this mess in motion- - Obama's claim to it is he has not been able to stop the ball from rolling down the rut BUSH DUG. Sorry but Obama did not create this mess he has been the one trying to fix it. No not everything he presented has worked - but much of the blame for that can be put on the republicans who have dug in their heels to make sure there is little to no success that can be claimed by Obama---COUNTRY BE DAM*ED the right ring fanatics will never allow progress in any way as long as Obama is in office.They have from day one made it clear that their mission is Obama to fail PERIOD!!! They do not care who gets hurt in the process as long as their goal is reached. You understand that I'm sure since it is obvious that you too have that same intent and mission. Any success By Obama is unacceptable and in their eyes if allowed to happen unforgivable. Keep up the good work though I'm sure your one of there best supporters.

    -- Posted by wonderwhy on Sun, Jun 19, 2011, at 2:18 PM
  • Steve, your 2 blogs re homeschooling are some of the reasons I quit reading these blogs and will probably stop again since you insisted in continuing the argueing.

    -- Posted by Tinaw on Wed, Jun 22, 2011, at 12:31 PM
  • I am not sure what about my bringing this up has irritated you, but I would like to explore it if you will continue.

    My reason for making the second post was to ask the ones who are affected the most for their opinion.

    If you read my blogs often, you know that the last thing I want to do is argue, but I believe this needs to be discussed and the BOE needs to hear what the people are thinking.

    What specifically do you think I said that was inflammatory?

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Jun 22, 2011, at 4:13 PM
  • By the way, please don't hold me accountable if others get off topic. I do not encourage that and usually just respond to those who talk on topic.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Jun 22, 2011, at 4:15 PM
  • I am waiting a few more days. there was no way they could flush our lines since 1.5+- miles of it is ours.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Jun 23, 2011, at 10:42 PM
  • Tinw where are you? I know I can't satisfy everyone all the time but at least I can try to understand. If you want to mail to me privately, send to Steve@befordtradingpost.com

    -- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Jun 24, 2011, at 7:52 AM
  • If you read the Jones' 2 blogs and then the one Shawna just had to start to explain why theirs were deleted (I don't know what happened to your 2nd one) then you would see that those of us who raised questions were referred to as 'petty and childish', 'small town mind' and 'backwards'.

    That is why I don't want to comment on anything. I try not to be derogatory.

    -- Posted by Tinaw on Sun, Jun 26, 2011, at 1:04 PM
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